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Frogs Strumming Bass

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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 to do and added lots of whimsy to your gardens! You can do the same to any outdoor statues, decor, fountains, etc. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (1) They look pretty sad don’t they!?! Well, here they are all jazzed up! frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living What a difference a little paint and glass fillers can do! Here is how I did it: 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 .The bag of gems I purchased at Walmart. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (2) To give the gems (ones from Dollar Tree a crystallized look, I baked them on a cookie sheet at 500 degrees for 20 minutes. This is the same as we used to do with marbles…way back when. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (3).jpg 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. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (4) A couple of them didn’t make the bowl…ouch, they were hot! I first started out by painting their bodies with a green spray paint from Rustoleum 2x. Great for outside. I used the darker round blue for the males guitar. I used the flat green gems for their bodies. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (5) For the mouth I used stones of same color that didn’t sparkle. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living (7).jpg I used the flat ones for the bodies and mouths of the frogs. I used the round gems for their guitars. frogs-strumming-guitar-up-cycle-crafts-outdoor-living I painted the girls tongue yellow….Put in the turquoise eyes. I didn’t have enough of the turquoise gems,“>Dollar Tree 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… I think my brain was working in overdrive, or I was just bored. I wanted to make a faux pond for them. I had it all set up in the rose garden, but I couldn’t see it from the house the way it was situated. So back to the drawing board. Now in the meantime while I was trying to figure out a place for it, another idea struck…a pallet I had…I painted a pallet in blue colors… frogs-pond-update-outdoor-living-ponds-water-features I love those colors! I was going to make it a herb planter. But then a idea struck! Since the frogs were ready, I could make this a neat backdrop for them. Then I thought of making it a billboard with their stage names on it. I made the letters with the glass gems from the dollar store. frogs-pond-update-outdoor-living-ponds-water-features (2)

I remember seeing a sign in the dog section at a store, that I loved. It said’ Sandy Paws and Salty Kisses’. It reminds me of the beach and my doggies…so that’s their names. LOL Next week I am having a pool put in. I want the frogs by one area of the pool…this will look so cute by it, and warms up a corner. I decided to put it up temporary to see how it looked. I had added a net, shells, pearls, starfish and seahorses

 

 

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I gathered the blue plastic tarp I had purchased at Walmart…$3….I racked away the small stones, and cut a oval shape, kinda. I added some gems to the pond…some rocks, Frog King, etc.

 

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lots of fans!!!

 

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This is how it will sit for the next couple of weeks. I did put a solar spotlight on it for nighttime performances. It is positioned so when your sitting under the pergola, it’s like they are performing for you! Imagination sparks creativity!

 

I think I am going to add some color to the fans!!!

 

So what do you think? Did I give you any ideas?

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25 thoughts on “Frogs Strumming Bass

      1. I’m confused Jessy, I am not giving away garden stuff. I bet you don’t own a dremel, so you have no idea what those tool accessories are. A couple of years ago, I didn’t either. Wonderful multi-purpose tool. It’s a great tool for crafts and stuff around the house. The jewelry too..and a girls Frozen watch.

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      2. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to confuse you, I’m laughing so hard now. When I click on the frog picture, underneath it in the post it says in blue ‘a rafflecopter giveaway’. That’s why I thought you were giving the frogs off!! Lol

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      3. I entered!! I don’t know how I got Confused, but I thought you were giving the frogs away Lol. I must have seen the title of your give but clicked on the photo of the frogs. I still don’t know what the crafts tools are but I had not seen that picture and the other extras :).

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