Garden

Frogs Strumming Bass Up Cycle

 

I have had these two frog for a few years….they were in sad shape! I was a bit bored and thought this would be a fun project that was easy, and adds whimsy to the garden!!

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This is before the upcycle:

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I decided to make one a lady and the other a man. I used a red sharpie for the lips of the one frog. I used Goop to glue the shiny pearls on her guitar. I wanted the male to have a cool blue. The small green pkgs with the black net have the plain (non shiny) kind of look like pale sea glass gems .

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To give the gems (ones from dollar store)a crystallized look, I baked them on a cookie sheet at 500 degrees for 20 minutes.

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After 20 minutes, I carefully, (the gems and pan are very hot) let them drop into a bowl of ice water I had ready for them, and you can put the sheet on top of bowl with ice…just to be safe.

After 20 minutes, I carefully, (the gems and pan are very hot) let them drop into a bowl of ice water I had ready for them, and you can put the sheet on top of bowl with ice…just to be safe.

A couple of them didn’t make the bowl…ouch, they were hot! Be very careful when handling these. They are very hot…for several minutes even after ice. I used the darker round blue for the males guitar. I used the flat green gems for their bodies.

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For the mouth I used stones of same color that didn’t sparkle. I used the flat ones for the bodies and mouths of the frogs. I used the round gems for their guitars.

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I painted the girls tongue yellow….Put in the turquoise eyes. I didn’t have enough of the turquoise gems, dollar store only had the two packs. I plan to get more of the turquoise…10 bags….make a pond shape where they are standing in the roses and fill it in with the turquoise and green gems..I think that will look so pretty and sparkly…

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Above is in the rose garden….nice pond in there would look nice. I must add…adding all those gems around the guitar was time consuming because of the application with the glue…must be a better way.

So see what you have outdoors that could use some sparkle…and have fun with it!

 

 

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