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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wacky Wednesday #91—Sandcastle


Sandcastles…Creative fun. Breezy days at the beach. Yep, it’s almost summer, folks.



A few months ago I found some materials that instantly reminded me of sandcastle shapes. They were cardboard packing materials, and their light brown color and bumpy texture looked exactly like sand to me. So I saved them until this week, and I made them into a sandcastle hat.


 
 





I’m wearing my sandcastle today, and mentally, I’m ready for summer. As a parent, I find the school year quite intense. My kids are still at the age when they need help with homework and projects so the school year feels like a nine month marathon. Summer, I need you. I know the kids will fight, and I know the heat will get to me, but I’m still ready for a break from school. My sandcastle and I are welcoming summer today.

Parts of this outfit were taken from last summer’s ocean costume, but I believe that if you create a hat you’ve never made before, this qualifies as a brand new Wacky Wednesday theme. I altered and reused the shell necklace I made last summer, and used some of the leftover shells for my hat. The hat is made from the cardboard shapes, hot glue, origami paper and a little bit of felt—things I already had.



My earrings are intended to look like starfish, and they are made from a piece of sandpaper I had. (The sandpaper wasn’t new, but I think that the slightly worn areas give the starfish more interest…)
 

Have a happy, rejuvenating summer…



 

10 comments:

  1. I am forwarding this to my mom, how fun!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Hope she gets a laugh...

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  2. Another winner, Sarah! So cute...love the hat (:
    Juliet

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    1. Juliet, thanks! Let the summer begin...

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  3. I really like the earrings, Sar. Those are very creative indeed. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you! Hey--sandpaper may have more uses than we think...

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  4. When I first saw the picture, I honestly thought it was a sand castle that you built out of sand! This was a great costume!

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    1. Oh, thank you! I'm so glad it passed the first glance test. I thought the cardboard really looked like sand, too...

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