Holiday pavers

luvstocraftOctober 10, 2006

I know several of you have painted on pavers. Here are a few of mine that I dug out for the painting forum to see--I use them all to decorate outdoors, so thought you might like to see them here too.

I used patterns from "Porch Pals & Yard Critters" by Maureen Hart. Think I want to paint the Frankenstein one next. Luvs

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cindee11461(z9CA)

those are so cute I love them. What a clever idea!!!!!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 7:43PM
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Bright199(foothills NC)

Great paint job!!! I love them.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 8:13PM
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payd6(z6ON)

so cute luvs! nice job!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 9:28PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

beautiful job. I have not used the full pavers before, but I used the half pavers to make a turtle and a ladybug.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2006 at 11:54PM
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craft4fun(Z7 MS)

Love them.

Jen

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 12:14AM
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Cheri_C(z5OH)

Wow, You are a great painter. Those are so cute, Great Job!!!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 2:09AM
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gw:craftylady-2006

Super cute Luvs, you did a great job on the painting.

Sal

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 6:17AM
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texaswild

What a neat idea. Talented painter.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 6:23AM
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haziemoon

Great paint job! wow! I have no talent for that!
So envious of those of you who can paint.

Haziemoon

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 9:38AM
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luvstocraft

Thanks for the nice words ladies. Not a great painter, but I enjoy trying to give new life to an item. Even though I can cut my own wood pieces, I think trash to treasure items are my favorite.

Twomonths, I'd love to see your turtle and ladybug. Here's my snail & ladybug. They are fun & easy to paint and the pavers are so inexpensive. Sort of heavy to handle, and you wouldn't want to drop one on a toe! LOL


    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 10:57AM
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flowerstreet(z8 OR)

luvs those are all so wonderful. one of these days i am going to paint on something 'real' not just scrap paper, lol.
Your projects are so inspiring, thanks for posting them!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 11:27AM
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jlily(Z6)

What cute ideas!! And a good time to post them with cooler weather on its' way. Jlily

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 1:08PM
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joyy

wow... they look so professional!!! you paint so well!

a really REALLY cute idea :)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 3:16PM
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cait1

I love your work. These are just darlin'!
Cait

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 11:19PM
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luvstocraft

Thank you for the nice comments ladies--glad you enjoyed seeing them. I can do more detailed painting, but find I prefer the quick and easy projects the most. Guess I want that instant gratification! Ha ha I really like doing items for the yard and holidays--and that's a good thing since there is just not much room in the house for more things. Trust me if I can learn to paint, anyone can. Took a long time to get enough confidence to try it--now I can't imagine my life without it! Luvs

    Bookmark   October 11, 2006 at 11:44PM
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delaniemae

Luvs, are you using acrylics to paint those? I paint too, and plan on making some of those. Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 6:43AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I LOVE painting pavers! I haven't done many this year, but I show 3 on my website that I did before. There is not a photo of my leprechaun (different from Luvs) or my bumble bee. I have a frog pattern in mind right now, to do when I have time. I need to paint Santas for an upcoming show too.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 9:43PM
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luvstocraft

Delaniemae--I am so sorry to have not answered your question. I did not see it until just now. I used patio paints on the "bugs", but just acrylics and a couple coats of sealer on the holiday ones. I usually sit them outside on a window shelf in a covered area so they don't get wet. The patio painted "bugs" have held up in all kinds of weather, still look like new.

Nonacook, so nice to hear from you again. I think I looked at some of your pavers, will have to go take another look. I plan to do a couple more holiday ones, then I'd like to do a turtle--twomonths showed me hers. I can't wait to see your turtle--I might need one of those too! LOL They are fun and easy to paint--make great paperweights and doorstops too! Ha ha

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 11:39PM
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cacbeary

Oh to be so talented! You paint beautifully - very professional.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2006 at 11:42PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

My web site

http://members.cox.net/nonacook

I can't tell you what page they are on-there
are about 10 pages.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 4:27PM
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luvstocraft

Nona, I took another look at your pavers--yes, I did look before--see so much on here, I just can't remember it all! LOL What I hadn't noticed before were the painted auto wheels--those are cool! Good way to recycle too. And I loved your painted coffeepots--you are a very good painter. Sounds like you have pretty much "done it all" at one time or another, haven't you? So nice to have someone with your experience to guide the rest of us.

Cacbeary, Thanks for the kind words. I enjoy the painting, but often am too critical of my own work. Sometimes a piiece I didn't think was very good will look better to me a few weeks or months later! Isn't that funny? The pavers are one of the easiest things to paint--however, don't use your good brushes because the rough surface is pretty hard on the brushes.

Luvs

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 8:39PM
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gardeningpeggy

found this on another site

Here is a link that might be useful: holiday pavers

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 8:52PM
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gardeningpeggy

not a holiday one, but soooo cute, i need to make one of these.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 9:03PM
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curbdiver1954

gardeningpeggy - that curler lady is an absolute HOOT!!! I have got to quickly learn how to do this (usually only paint rooms)....my husband's dear cousin who lives across the street is a retired hairdresser....this is RIGHT up her alley! Do you know what was used for the "hair"?

Pat

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 9:12PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I've put a photo of my leprechaun on my website.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 6:59PM
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killentime

I paint pavers from the same book and was wondering if you know of a book 3 check out our pavers http://home.comcast.net/~billslawncare/petpavers.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Pet Pavers

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 9:19PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I had not seen some of those last shown. Some new ideas for me! I try not to use many 'add-ons' since I do put mine out in the garden. The hats are usually all. I use spray paint from Walmart for mine, Gesso on the white ones, and then several coats of clear spray finish at the end. One of my snowmen was on the front porch for several years and survived the hurricanes in '04 and '05. I have not painted from a book, but got some ideas from HGTV.com and other craft sites. I use a hand-held grinder to grind off the rough edges before I paint. Some of my pavers have a little, rounded, thingy on the bottom, so they don't site level. I also grind those down. It has just been too hot since April to do anything that is done outside, so I just keep getting more and more behind! LOL

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 5:18AM
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jaysluv08

where can i find patterns to make the pavers??? any books?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2008 at 12:19AM
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jsimms0_swbell_net

I just started painting pavers. I did several different snowmen. I am interested in anything new. I've seen a couple ladybugs, a turtle and a snail that I would like for my garden. Would appreciate seeing some examples. I's not much of a painter but like to look.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 9:53AM
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