I make a hot breakfast for the Lewisville kids about 3-4 times a week. Remember, we home school so there's no rush to get out of the house. They love crepes (the french pancakes), baked oatmeal with peaches and cream -minus the peaches, and of course our Sunday morning favorite right after church, french toast, hash browns, and bacon. The other days, the kids have to slave away making their own bowl of cereal. No, I don't feel guilty.
Cereal goes pretty fast in Lewisville. Not only do the kids have it for breakfast a few times a week, but it has happened on a few occasions when the kids and hubby have gone to bed that mom will sneak a bowl for a late night snack. Come on, I know I'm not alone. And, no, I'm not talking about the "healthy" cereal we buy because we're parents who are getting older and needing to eat healthy. We tell ourselves we love granola and tasteless flakes that are hard as rocks. Blah, blah, blah. Though I like granola, during those late night snack sessions, my reach goes beyond the heart healthy brands and moves ever so slightly to pick up what I'm craving- Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Pebbles, or any version of sugar and milk I happen to have in my pantry. So satisfying and now late at night as I'm typing this post, I suddenly have a hankering for a bowl of joy, I mean cereal.
But I will refrain and get to the reason for this post that has a very long introduction. Cereal and Art? How do the two go together? Like this:
|Crate and Barrel|
|Dahlia sunburst by Crate and Barrel|
I used three different shapes for my sunburst. I'll call them the long diamond, the short diamond, and the tear drop.
|Long diamond on top|
Short diamond on the bottom
To make each diamond, start by folding your strips in half at the center.
To make the tear drop, just fold in half and puff out the strip while holding the two ends. Don't fold creases; just puff out the strip. It will look like this.
Cut out a round disk to start attaching your diamonds to with hot glue. I used a small plate to make a template. I placed and measured everything first, then glued.
I should have added all tear drops at this point, but I had strips of long diamond shaped cereal boxes all over my kitchen that I just wanted to use up with out having to make more. If you are going to make this, use tear drops on your third layer. Finally, glue all the peaks/diamonds together.
To hang, I made another disk slightly smaller than the one in the center. I cut a big hole in the middle of the disk by folding it in half and cutting a half moon shape. Then, I just glued that to the back. It looked like this.
Finally, I spray painted it with grey primer first, then used a metallic silver spraypaint. I may change the colors later. I may not.
I love projects you can do over a weekend. Get your glue guns out, eat your cereal, and have fun. By the way, did you notice in the first pictures I don't have a headboard. Oh, you know that will be changing soon too!