Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Know a Sports Fan???

Better yet, know a sports fan who rants and raves at bad calls or poor play? If so, I have a fun gag type gift you can make for them. I saw this cute idea before Christmas and made a couple as gifts. The idea is that the sponge "brick" can be thrown out of anger/frustration without doing much harm but perhaps provide a bit of satisfaction. I was a bit short on time so I did not stamp on the label as I had originally intended but I still thought the idea was worth sharing.

I purchased 2 large, brick sized, sponges at Home Depot. They were originally bright orange so I mixed some brown and red acrylic paint into a container with water and soaked the sponges to "dye" them. Next I squeezed out the paint colored water and allowed the sponges to dry. Once they were mostly dry, a day later, I put them into the dryer to completely dry and harden. The tossing in the dryer also rounded the edges a bit. I made a wrap out of black card stock and printed up labels on the computer. 

When I gave them as gifts I packed them up as a "game time survival kit" with some game time snacks...nuts, chips, beef jerky, and more. With the Super Bowl around the corner, perhaps you know of a fan who might appreciate such a gift!

Another thing that is around the corner is CHA! Beginning on Monday, the DT for Stampavie will be sharing new samples of upcoming stamps that are being released at CHA. Be sure to check out the Stampavie Blog everyday starting on Monday. I haven't seen what the girls have whipped up so I too will be checking in every day. I can't wait!

1 comment:

Sandy O. said...

I just love this and will definitely be making some as gifts. Thanks, Tracy.