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Use a special glass paint to create jewel‐tone glass bottles. A trio of these bottles will look fantastic on a window sill or table near the window. The sun will shine and sparkle through. Materials: DecoArt Products Required Glass‐tiques • GT06C ‐ Garnet • GT07C ‐ Amethyst • GT09C ‐ Peridot Green Ultra Frost Sponge Applicator • DAS131 ‐ Ultra Frost Sponge Applicator Supplies • Paper towels • Cotton swabs • Rubbing alcohol (optional) • Jewel strands • Ribbon (optional) • Cording (optional) • Three small glass bottles Instructions Garnet and Amethyst Bottles: 1. Use sponge applicator to apply Garnet and Amethyst Glass‐tiques to entire surface. (A second coat can be applied, if desired, for more intense color.) 2. Allow to dry thoroughly. Embellish bottle with your choice of ribbon or jewel strands. Peridot Bottle: 1. Use bottle to squeeze out squiggly line design. 2. Allow to dry thoroughly. Decorate with color‐coordinated cord or ribbon. By: DecoArt
Recycle old CD’s into colorful trendy ornaments. With a little paint, wire and beads, you can add a new look to the holiday season. Materials: • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint ‐ Hunter Green (#53502) • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint ‐ Tomato (#53532) • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint ‐ Purple (#51913) • Krylon Glitter Spray ‐ Glistening Gold (#401) • Krylon Glitter Spray ‐ Shimmering Silver (#402) • 3 Compact Discs • 24 gauge Non‐Tarnishing wire: (1) 2 yard length Gold and (2) 2 yard lengths Silver. • 10” length 1/8” wide Gold wire edge ribbon • (2) 10” lengths 1/8” wide Silver wire edge ribbon • 2/3 yard lengths 3/8” wide Gold wire edge ribbon • (2) 2/3 yard lengths 3/8” wide Silver wire edge ribbon • Assorted sizes and shapes of beads (silver, green, dark red, gold, blue & purple) • (3) 4” lengths cloth covered floral wire • (3) 8” lengths 20 gauge wire • Nail large enough to make a 1/8" diameter hole • Flat nose pliers • Cardboard boxes for spray booth and drying ornaments. • Dowel rod to fit across box for drying ornaments • Wire cutters • Ruler • Scissors Steps: 1. To make a hole for hanging, use flat nose pliers to heat nail and push through CD about 1/8" from edge. Cool. 2. Twist one end of 20 gauge wire thru hanging hole and form hook on opposite end. This will serve as a handle while painting and drying. 3. Following manufacturer’s instructions, paint each CD a different color: Hunter Green, Purple, Tomato. Hang ornaments on dowel rods across box to dry completely. Remove wire when dry. 4. Adding beads: Refer to photograph. Anchor one end of the 24 gauge length of wire in the 1/8" hole. String beads in front of ornament only. Green and silver beads for green ornament; green, dark red and gold for red ornament; blue, purple and silver for purple ornament. Make 13 evenly spaced rows of beads around CD. Twist end of wire to back side of first wire. Trim excess wire. 5. Hanger and bow: Tie hanger ribbon thru 1/8" hole. Tie 2 loop bow. Slip floral wire thru knot in bow on back side. Wire to ornament thru 1/8" hole. Twist bow tails around fingers to shape and trim as desired. By: Annabelle Keller
This altered CD makes a great projects for kids! Materials: • Marvy® Opaque Stix,‐Silver, White, Black, Blue • Recycled CD • Cardstock, lime, white • 1" Alphabet stencil • Decorative edged scissors‐ corkscrew • Embossing label maker and black tape • Black and White gingham ribbon‐ 1/4 1/2 yard • Black fibers‐ 1/2 yard • Paper Glue‐ Zip Dry™ Paper Glue, Beacon Adhesives® • Marvy® Paper Trimming Buddy • Marvy® Squishy Scissors • Ruler Steps: All measurements are in inches. 1. Using CD as template, trace and cut one circle from the lime cardstock. Cut two 1" x 3 1⁄2" pieces from the white cardstock. 2. Draw four flowers on white cardstock. Use silver Opaque Stix pen to draw petals. Use blue Opaque Stix for flower centers. Outline all with black Opaque Stix. Allow to dry and cut out with scissors. 3. Decorate the background of the lime circle. Use white Opaque Stix to draw flowers randomly on circle. Use blue Opaque Stix for flower centers. With stencil, trace letters for “My Dear" with silver Opaque Stix. Outline with black Opaque Stix. 4. Cut one edge of each white cardstock piece with decorative edged scissors. Adhere to edges of CD. Cut one edge of each piece even with curve of CD. Glue flowers to CD. 5. Cut ribbon into 2 separate pieces‐‐one piece 4 1/2" long and one piece 5" long. Glue shorter piece to CD, below sentiment. Loop other piece for hanger and adhere to top of CD with glue. Use label maker for "Friend" and adhere to center of ribbon. Glue black fiber around edge of CD. By:...
Help Mom stay organized with a personalized recycled mail station ‐ showcase her favorite flowers and reuse an old CD. This project makes for a great mother's day gift or birthday present for a mom or another busy lady in your life. Materials: • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: o Heart, 6" x 1" • Three or four recycled compact discs • Floral fabric "fat quarter" (from quilting department) • Coordinating silk flowers, two small bunches • Serrated knife • Paraffin or candle stub • Scissors • Wide flat paintbrush • Ruler • Paper towels • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks • White, thick craft glue Steps: 1. Cut three or four 5 1/2" squares from fabric. For each CD, spread thin layer of white glue over label side and smooth a fabric square over glue; let dry and trim excess. 2. Cut two 1 1/2" x 12" strips from fabric. Glue fabric strips around edge of foam heart, overlapping as needed. Clip corners and fold excess fabric to bottom; glue to secure. Note: If desired, trace heart onto wrong side of fabric and cut out; glue to bottom of heart. 3. To make inserting discs easier, first cut 3/8"‐deep, equally‐spaced parallel grooves into top of foam heart. Cut straight down, not at an angle. Apply thin line of white glue along each CD slit and press discs 1/2" to 3/4" deep into slit. 4. Glue silk flower bunch to each side of discs as shown.
Get even the littlest hands involved with this environmentally‐friendly holiday project. Recycled plastic bottle caps make fun mini‐frames for playful holiday papers. Materials: • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: o Ball, 3" • Recycled red and green milk bottle caps, 16 • Holiday scrapbook papers of choice • Ribbon: red double‐sided satin, 1/8" x 1/4 yd.; holiday taffeta, 1/2" x 1/3 yd. • Pencil • Ruler • Wooden skewer • Small round paintbrush • Scissors • Circle craft punch, 1" or 1‐1/4", or compass • Low‐temp glue gun and glue sticks • Thick, white craft glue Steps: 1. Wash and dry all bottle caps. Use glue gun to glue two bottle caps to opposite sides of foam ball, rim up or down as desired. Glue remaining bottle caps to ball, evenly spaced around first two. Fill in empty areas with remaining bottle caps as needed. 2.Punch circles from scrapbook papers to decorate caps; use 1" punch for inside cap and 1 1/4" punch for top of cap. Note: If craft punches are unavailable, use compass and pencil to draw circles on back of paper; cut out with scissors. Use white glue to adhere circles to caps. 3.Knot ends of 1/8" wide ribbon. Place dot of glue on knot and use skewer to push knot into top of ornament. Tie remaining ribbon into bow; glue to base of hanging loop. By: Kathleen George
We’ve all wondered what to do with empty mint tins…here’s the perfect way to wrap a small gift and recycle too! Permanently adhere fabric and paper to the tin with a quick spray of Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™. Materials: • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ o 23554 Red Fine Jewel • Aleene's® Paper Glaze • Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ • Aleene's® Quick Dry Tacky Glue™ • Tulip® Fashion Glitter Bond • Brush, flat ½” • Fabric, mini black and white flowers • Ribbon, 3/8” black and white and a 1/8” red • Paper, coordinating black and white print, solid red and white cardstock • Toothpicks • Foil • Cardboard • Scissors • Mint tin, metal • Pencil • 1/16” hole punch Steps: 1. Cut a 3” square from red cardstock. Squeeze a small amount of Paper Glaze on foil and brush on cardstock. Let dry. 2. Place wrong side of fabric up on work surface. Using tin for a guide, trace outline of lid and bottom of tin. Cut bottom out slightly smaller than traced lines. Cut lid pattern about 1/8” out side of line. 3. Cut a strip of black and white paper 1” x 12” for sides of tin. 4. Place fabric pieces and paper strip on cardboard with wrong side up. Spray with Crystal Clear Tacky Spray. 5. Wrap paper around sides of tin, just under lid edge, starting in back. Clip corner areas and wrap excess on bottom. 6. Place fabric on bottom, covering edges of paper. 7. Place fabric on lid and push excess over edge. Cut off any fabric that hangs below lower edge of lid. 8. Place paper on work surface to catch excess glitter. Squeeze some Fashion Glitter Bond on foil. Using a small brush, apply to lower edge of lid. Sprinkle on desired Fashion Glitter color. Tap off excess on paper and return to container. Dot Fashion Glitter Bond in center of mini flowers on lid using toothpick. Sprinkle with Fashion Glitter and tap off excess. 9. Using Quick Dry Tacky Glue, glue red ribbon on top of other ribbon. Glue to bottom and sides below lid and bring to top. Let dry. Tie off to create a handle. Add a strip of red ribbon across lid. 10. When Paper Glaze is dry on red cardstock, cut a 1‐¼” x 1‐½” piece for tag. Cut top corners off and punch a hole. Layer with a white piece of cardstock with desired sentiment. 11. Cut a 4” piece of red ribbon and tie to top of tag. Glue to top of lid.
Cookie/Snack Tins - Pearly Treasure Tins . Recycle old metal tins with spray paint, trims, and decoupage images to create pretty containers for giving holiday treats. Materials: • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer ‐ Gray (#51318) • Krylon Make It Pearl!® Pearlescent Paint ‐ Sheer Pearl (#1207) • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint ‐ Choice of 3 colors • Krylon Leafing Pens ‐ Color of choice • Cut paper images (Artifacts Decoupage Scrap Art rabbits and flowers used in photo) • Assorted trimmings: Silk flowers, lace trims, Easter grass, decorative wooden eggs, small straw hat, ribbons • Metal Tins • Medium grit sandpaper • Scissors • Glue gun and glue sticks • White craft glue • Drop cloth or newspaper Steps: 1. Clean tins and remove any excess tape around the seal areas at the top of the tin and on the lid. Gently sand any area with excess printing or advertising with medium grit sandpaper to help eliminate any show‐through. 2. Cover work area with newspaper or drop cloth. 3. Prime tins with two coats of Krylon® Primer. Allow to dry. This creates a soft matte surface and better adhesion for the top coat color. 4. Spray tins with three coats of Indoor/Outdoor paint in your choice of color. Allow to dry slightly between coats. A thin application in multiple layers works best. Allow final coat to thoroughly dry. 5. Spray tins with one coat of Make it Pearl! paint. Allow to thoroughly dry. 6. Apply seasonal cut paper images with white glue. Secure lace trims with white craft glue as well. 7. Add silk flowers, Easter grass and decorative wooden eggs using hot melt glue and glue gun. The small straw hat and flowers were also secured with hot glue. 8. Decorative patterns and swirls, as seen on the green tin, can be added with any color Leafing Pen.
Check it out! Decoupaged Accessories - Ways to Reuse Materials . Materials: • Aleene's® Instant Decoupage Sealer & Finish • Aleene's® Platinum Bond Super Fabric Textile Adhesive™ • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ o BI15788 Petal Pink • Cotton swabs • Shoes, pink • Grosgrain ribbon, 2 yards 1‐½” wide white • Paper towels • Brush, 1” wide • Scratch paper • Plate, foam • Masking tape, low tack • Magazines, decorative papers or wrapping paper • Ruler • Trim, 5 yards ¼” wide • Freezer paper • Pencil • Cinch sack, fuchsia • Scissors • Belt hardware, 1‐½” square Steps: 1. Tape a 24” long piece of freezer paper, shiny side up, on work surface. 2. Select colorful pictures from magazines, decorative papers or wrapping paper. NOTE: Use pictures...
This is a fun and easy project that even kids can do. Recycle your favorite comic strip from the newspaper or a comic book and decoupage them on to STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls. Kids will love picking out their own design and displaying these in their roms. Materials: • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: o 5" or 6" Ball • Comic section of newspaper or comic books • Small disposable container • 1" foam brush • Heavyweight glass quart jar • Gloss decoupage medium (optional) • White craft glue, thick • Wooden skewer • Scissors Steps: 1. Using photo as a guide, cut comics into assorted small shapes such as rectangles and squares. Also cut out some individual characters and interesting word balloons, following their outlines. 2.Insert a wooden skewer into foam ball to use as a handle while adhering images. Thin glue with water and then brush onto asmall section of the ball. Place a comic cutout in the glue and press onto the ball, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. Brush a small amount of glue over top of image, making sure all edges are secure. Continue to adhere cutouts to ball until completely covered, overlapping images in a pleasing manner. Add word balloons last so messages are easily readable. 3. Stand skewer in a glass jar, allowing ball to dry thoroughly. 4. If desired, apply a coat of decoupage medium over entire ball to produce a glossy finish. Let dry and then remove wooden skewer. By: Kathleen George