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How To Projects — JAN How to's

Succulents on Display

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Succulents on Display

Supplies:

6x12 unfinished wood box

Acrylic paint and paint brush

10-12 different succulents and wire cutters

Forest moss

E6000(R) glue and glue gun and glue sticks

Battery Operated LED String Lights

Double sided tape

Directions:

Paint box and set aside to dry

Begin cutting and arranging succulents in box keeping in mind variation in color, texture and height

Begin in one corner of the box gluing each succulent in place; use a combination of E6000(R) and glue gun. Glue gun for quick dry and E6000(R) for durability.

As you go add some moss under the succulents so the back of the box can't be seen in between the plants; if necessary glue gun moss in place

When box is full put batteries into LED String Lights and weave around the succulents. Use double sided tape to attach battery pack to the back of the box

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Shadow Box

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Shadow Box

Supplies:

Shadow box

Decorative paper, ephemera and chipboard cut outs

Washi tape and baker's twine

Double sided foam tape and/or foam dots

Glue dots

We R memory keepers (R) Frame punch board

Glitter, beads and tiny bottles

Directions:

Cut paper and glue into back of each section

Use washi tape to attach ephemera to box

Attach chipboard pieces using several layers of double sided foam tape

To stand ephemera in box glue a folded 1/2 x 2" piece of cardstock (it will form an "L") to back of ephemera and then attach to box with foam tape

Use punch board to create frame for photos

Fill tiny bottles with beads and glitter and attach to box using glue dots

 

 

 

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Ladybug Apron

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Ladybug Apron

Supplies:

Apron

Black craft felt (2)

Pink craft felt (1)

Red pompoms (2 medium and 1 small)

Wiggle eyes

Scribbles paint (white)

Super Tacky glue and Fabri-Tac Glue

1/2 yard of jumbo black rick rack

Directions:

Cut face out of black felt (make pattern on a piece of scrap paper)

Use white Scribbles paint to make mouth on felt face and set aside to dry

Cut out 8 2 1/2" black felt circles

Cut out 1 pink heart (approx. 3 1/2")

Glue rick rack onto upper edge of pocket along the stitching, fold ends to the back and glue as well

Place black circles and heart on apron and then glue in place

Glue face at the top of the apron and add pompoms and eyes

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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt

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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt

Supplies:

White t-shirt

Acrylic paint in a variety of colors

Fabric medium

Paint brushes

Fabric markers

Project download

Directions:

Prewash and dry t-shirt

Print project download and place inside t-shirt, center image and trace with pencil; remove image

Place a piece of plastic or heavy paper inside of t-shirt so paint does not bleed thru to the back of the shirt

Follow fabric medium bottle instructions and mix each paint color in separate containers

Begin painting each element of the image starting with the cactus first, then flowers and pot with words last

After paint has dried trace all pencil lines with black fabric marker following package instructions

 

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Nature Sketchbook

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Nature Sketchbook

Supplies:

Photo Journal

Nature Sketchbook Graphic 45(R) cardstock, chipboard, stickers etc.

Coordinating colors of solid cardstock

Washi tape, bakers twine, gems, brads, tags, etc.

Glue stick and/or tape runner, foam dots

Directions:

Measure and cut paper to fill pockets; add twine, gems and brads as you go

Attach chipboard to papers or randomly place in pockets

Ephemera that is too small can be glued to solid cardstock before inserting

Have fun and get creative!! The ideas are endless!

 

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