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Nautical Canning Jar

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Nautical Canning Jar

Supplies:

Canning jar (pint size)
Alcohol ink (if jar is clear) and cotton ball
Fish netting (6x12”)
Jute
Glue gun and glue
Sand
LED tea light

Directions:

  • Using alcohol ink tint your jar by using a few drops and then rubbing it around with a cotton ball and repeat until whole jar is covered.
  • Lay jar down at one short end of the fish net and glue edge of netting to jar.
  • Roll jar along the netting stretching netting at top and bottom of jar as you go. When you reach the edge where you started glue in place and trim excess netting.
  • Turn jar down with opening on the work surface. Facing the bottom of the jar pull netting and glue in place. Now trim excess netting.
  • Turn jar up with opening on top. Take jute and glue end right where jar lid would screw in place (about 1/2” from the top of the jar. Wrap jute around the opening and glue as you go. After wrapping around about 3 rows trim excess netting so that none of it will show once you reach the top. Continue wrapping twine and gluing as you go until you reach the very top of the jar. Trim excess twine.
  • Pour sand into jar to desired height and add LED tea light.

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Polka Dot and Striped Wood Candle Holder

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Polka Dot and Striped Wood Candle Holder

Supplies:
Unfinished wood candle holder
Painters tape
Acrylic paint (2 colors) and paint brushes (foam and bristle)
Gray acrylic paint to add an aged appearance
Circle punch, scrap card stock and ruler

Directions:

  • Wrap gold edge of candle insert with painter’s tape
  • Paint cube with foam brush and allow to dry then remove tape
  • Cut card stock the size of one side of the cube
  • Punch card stock with circle punch to make stencil
  • Lay “stencil” on cube and tape to secure
  • Select second color and use foam brush as a dauber to add polka dots, allow to dry and repeat process with other sides
  • To make stripes tape the area you do NOT want to have the second color (use ruler to make a straight line)
  • Paint the stripes, allow to dry before removing tape
  • Squirt a little gray paint on a plastic lid or scrap card stock, dip brush in and wipe on scrap paper until hardly any paint is on the brush; swipe quickly across each side to create an aged affect
  • Set aside to dry and add candle

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Beaded Tassel Necklace

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Beaded Tassel Necklace

Beaded Tassel Necklace

Supplies:
Chain
Beads
8 mm split ring
Jewelry tools
Craft thread
Tassel maker

Directions:

  • Use tassel maker to make tassel and tie center piece with craft thread that is at least 12” long
  • Thread beads onto tassel tie (keeping both ends together thru large beads) attach to split ring with a small knot, slip chain thru split ring
  • Attach chain ends with split ring or clasp
  • Super easy, super cute!

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Feathered Friends

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Feathered Friends

Supplies:

2 giant pompoms
4 small pompoms
2 wiggle eyes
2 chenille stems
4 large feathers
3 small feathers
Glue gun and glue

Directions:

  • Take one chenille stem and curve in half to bring the 2 ends together (not about 6")
  • Go 3" down from the 2 ends (antennae) and twist to form a circle at the bottom
  • Fold circle in half and bring bottom of circle up to the twist (form 2 small circles)
  • Take the other 6" chenille stem, fold in half and bring up between the 2 circles and twist in-between the 2 antennae)
  • Now you have 4 antennae; hot glue 4 tiny pompoms on the end of each chenille stem
  • Glue feathers at the back

 

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Placecard Holders

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Placecard Holders

placecard holder


Place Card Holder Ideas

Supplies for all:
Place card holder, acrylic paint and brush
Additional supplies mentioned with each description

To remove metal post gently twist and pull to release glue being careful not to bend spiral post, scrape off glue, paint base and allow to dry.

Natural Succulent:

  • Twist stem of succulent and gently remove from center, use pliers if necessary
  • Use an awl or sharp pointed object to poke hole in center of succulent
  • Push spiral post thru hole starting from the center and working down to the back of the succulent
  • Poke back into wooden stand, use E6000® glue if necessary

Jeweled Holder:

  • Paint a second coat of paint and sprinkle with glitter while still wet
  • Select beads that will total about 3 ½” inches and push onto spiral post starting with top bead first
  • Poke post into wooden stand, use E6000® glue if necessary

Christmas Tree:
  • Paint a second coat of paint on the stand and sprinkle with fake snow
  • Print Christmas Tree pattern onto green cardstock and cut out 5 trees
  • Gently bend along the whole trunk of each tree, glue just the side of each tree to the next tree and go all the
       way around till all 5 trees are connected. Glue the first and the last together.
  • Slide tree onto spiral post and poke into wooden base, glue if necessary
  • Top with a cardstock star

Beachy Holder:

  • Cut 4x4” piece of fish net, lay over painted base
  • Use glue gun and glue to attach fish net ends to side of base; trim excess as you go
  • Use an awl or sharp pointed object to poke hole in the bottom of the shell (not appropriate for children to use)
  • Slide spiral post thru shell, push post back into wooden stand, glue if necessary


Sparkly Tulle:

  • Cut tulle 6”x3 yards (or buy on a spool)
  • Finger gather in the center and tie in a knot with thin ribbon or thread/floss
  • Fluff tulle to form ball and poke spiral post thru the center (or close to it)
  • Push post back into wooden stand, glue if necessary
  • Glue glitzy gems around the sides of the base
  • Use glitter and plain cardstock along with a scalloped punch and then create a birthday message in marker

Pumpkin:

  • Cut about 10 orange strips of cardstock 1/2x3 ½”
  • Cut a 1/8” piece of brown cardstock and twist around a narrow round object like paint brush handle
  • Free cut a green leaf
  • Use sharp needle to carefully poke a hole about ¼” away from each end of the orange strips
  • Push the spiral post thru the hole at one end of every strip of orange and then starting with the first piece push the post thru the hole at the other end of the strip until you have formed a pumpkin
  • Using glue attach leaf and spiral stem
  • Push post back into wooden stand, glue if necessary

Sno Cone:
  • Paint 2” Styrofoam™ ball with craft paint and sprinkle with clear glitter
  • Out of scrap paper make a 6” circle and cut in half to use for sno cone pattern
  • Cut sno cone out of cardstock, curve to form cone and glue edges
  • Push spiral post thru the Styrofoam ball, thru the bottom of the cone and into wooden stand, glue if necessary

 

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