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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Recipe Series - The "V" Spot

Today, we have a non-edible treat! Vivienne from The V Spot shares a cute and clever way to use a salt dough recipe to make some adorable summer decor!

Take it away Viv...


Hello Elegant Nest readers! I'm Vivienne from The V Spot.  I love Laura's blog and was so excited when she asked me to fill in for her today.

Last year I was on a faux coral kick and made several pieces out of a basic salt dough.  You can get the recipe and see those here;.  I also made up a few pieces to make it look like red coral.


Red coral is pretty popular these days.

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I don’t want to pay too much, well, for anything (ever) but I figured I would give it a go to make some.

I rolled little “snakes” of dough and just kind of “free-formed” a wiggly little tree.  I let it air dry until it was hardened.

Once completely dry, I took it out and painted it with Rustoleum’s  American Accents spray paint in Colonial Red.

I first thought I was going to have to put an orange-ish glaze over this once it was dry, but the paint soaked into the yellow/brown clay and the color is working for me.

I brought them inside and popped them into an apothecary jar with some shells, burlap, and a piece of “driftwood” (aka a long piece of garden mulch)

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  Works for me!

Do you decorate with beachy items during the summer?  Want to give this a try?  

Thanks for having me over, Laura!  You can find me at The V Spot, on Twitter; and on Facebook.


Thanks Vivienne!

I love using red coral in my decor...especially during the summer months. I recently purchased some outdoor pillows with the coral motif.

1 comment:

  1. How cool! I've never seen this before but what a great way to get the look for less. Great idea.


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