You guys, this is TOTALLY not the project I had planned.Not even close. It has sand and it’s in a shadow box, but that’s really all it has in common with the project I had in mind. UGH. Don’t you just hate it when things don’t go your way?! In my head, I was going to make a sand casting of Kol’s actual paw print in sand from our favourite dog friendly beach at the lake. The only problem? That would have required a bit of co-operation from Kol. Cleary, I was delusional to think I would get that. I think you all know him well enough by now to know that was never going to happen. After several attempts to capture a clean pawprint in the sand where Kol flailed like I was trying to dip his paw in hot oil, instead of cold sand, I gave up. Ain’t nobody got time for that. It’s cool though. I’m actually really happy with how this turned out. I think, maybe, it might be even better than what I originally had planned. The dried plants I included totally remind me of the lake and the whole thing feels way “beachier” than I thought it would.
Did you spend some time at the beach with your pup this summer?Here’s what you need to make a Paws in the Sand Shadow Box of your own:
- 2 cups of sand from your fav. beach (if permitted) or the craft store
- Plaster of Paris Mix
- A few plants/flowers from your fav. spot, dried in the sun for several days
- Optional: shells from the beach or craft store
- Shadow box frame
- Plastic Wrap
- Hot Glue
- Paint stick, spatula or piece of stiff cardboard.
- Optional: Puggle with a bad attitude