It dawned on me that I have craft shows coming up. I knew I had them, but now I’m like, “Oh. That’s THIS Sunday?” Yes, it’s this Sunday, which means I have to start my show prep. It also means that I had to figure out a cool way to display my awesome puppets. I whipped up these cute (and easy and cheap) puppet stands. I have to get back to the store for supplies to make some more… maybe bigger bases for the larger puppets… but not before my show.
We drilled a hole in the center (ish) of the squares. I say “we,” but it was Hubs and his power tools wielding skills that worked its magic. He cut the dowels down for me too. Technically I could have done that part. I do know how to use a hand saw. Anyway. After a little glue I got to start painting. The hardest part was finding this little nub of a paint brush. It’s one of the remaining originals from when I took art in high school. Yeah.
There was painting. I should have primed the wood with some white, but I didn’t think of it until I started with the black. Meh. It was quick though. By the time I finished a round of paint on all of them, I could start the next round. The paint dried really fast. It was nice to paint again. I always forget how much I miss being a painter until I get a little taste of it with these projects.
If I had started and worked through, this would have taken an hour at the most to finish. It took me all day, because I kept walking away to do laundry and garden stuff in between coats. These puppet stands are just what I need to help my show display. It’ll be hard to miss them for sure. I love how the puppets look on them.
(I’m in no way affiliated with BASIC acrylic paints, by the way. I just love them.)