At WGV International, we highly value partnerships and collaborations and holidays are a perfect time to show appreciation! One of our highly valued partners is Ann Taylor Inc.
On behalf of Ann Taylor Inc., our WGV International team collaborated to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for an honorable cause to change the way the world treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
With our continued support, we donated to the St Jude Corporate Fundraising Floor Challenge this year!
For the past 50 years, children from around the world have come to St. Jude, where physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.
Because of St. Jude supporters, countless children have enjoyed a lifetime of moments they might otherwise have missed.
St. Jude shares its research discoveries worldwide, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide! Isn’t that a fantastic contribution to the world? WGV International thinks so!
Enamel painted vases – I’m in love! If you like to paint, I have a really fun project to share today! I’ve always loved the fresh, modern design and the eye-catching green and white enamel painted vases that are displayed on white.
Three different sized vases from WGV International
Dishwasher safe PermEnamel paint in Mediterranean Blue and White (or whatever color you prefer)
PermEnamel Surface Conditioner from Michaels Arts and Crafts store, paper towels, paint brush and a mixing bowl.
1. Clean the vases with hot, soapy water.
2. When they are completely dry, pour some surface conditioner in and cover the inside of the vase. Pour out the excess and let the vase dry.
3. Get the exact color you envision by mixing your PermEnamel paints in a mixing bowl, then pour inside the vase.
4. Paint the inside of the glass using the paint brush to cover the inside surface.
5. Once the vase is painted, lay it on a paper towel to let the thick paint drip off. You will be amazed at how much comes out! The longer it’s upside down, the thinner the coating will be. I liked the thicker look so I only kept it upside down only for a few minutes.
6. Turn the vase back over and touch up the drips inside. Every fifteen minutes you can even out the thickness on the bottom of the vase as the paint will start to collect.
7. Let these dry over night and in the morning you should have a beautiful decor vase!
Remember these beautiful enamel-painted vases are only for DECOR. Don’t drink out of them! You can put water in them, but it may damage the finish eventually. I’m simply sitting them on the shelf, like the photos to the right ; )