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How To Projects — Wood

Wood Beaded Napkin Ring

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Wood Beaded Napkin Ring

Supplies:

Wooden beads (12-15) for each ring
Alcohol ink
Rubbing alcohol
Stretch Magic™  1 mm
Rubber gloves
 

Directions:

  • Pour 1 tbsp. rubbing alcohol into a container and roll beads
  • Take each bead out, squirt a drop of alcohol ink onto bead, roll between your fingers (wearing gloves) until color is evenly distributed, set on paper to dry
  • Do all of one color before moving to next color (wipe color off of gloves)
  • When beads are dry repeat process for a darker hue if needed
  • When desired color is reached string onto Stretch Magic™  and tie in a knot, trim ends and poke ends back into a bead
  • OPTIONAL: pour alcohol ink into container, add a drop of rubbing alcohol to dilute and roll beads. This option gives you less control over the color and can leave beads super dark, but is quicker)

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Home Sign with Pineapple

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Home Sign with Pineapple

Supplies:

Wood plaque
Craft paint and brushes
Tracing paper
Pattern download

Directions:

  • Print pattern (shrink or enlarge pattern to fit wood plaque)
  • NOTE: if using a large plaque cut pattern apart & enlarge each letter individually
  • Use tracing paper and draw pattern onto wood
  • Paint over the pattern and allow to dry

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Pompom Pineapple and Flamingo

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Pompom Pineapple and Flamingo

Supplies for Pineapple:

Yellow yarn
Extra-large pompom maker
Unfinished place card stand
Green craft paint and brush
Green card stock and scissors
Glue gun and glue
Pineapple leaves download

Directions:

  • Paint stand green and set aside to dry
  • Follow manufactures directions and make yellow pompom
  • Glue pompom pineapple onto stand covering spiral shape
  • Print pineapple leaves onto green card stock
  • Cut out pineapple leaves and glue in place at the top of the pom pom

Supplies for Pompom Flamingo

Pink yarn
Large pompom maker
Unfinished place card stand
Black craft paint and brush
Scrap of black card stock for legs
Pink card stock for flamingo head/neck
Glue gun and glue
Flamingo pattern

Directions:

  • Paint stand and metal black and set aside to dry
  • Follow manufactures directions and make pink pompom
  • Cut 3 - 1/16” pieces of black card stock and glue onto stand for legs (one to cover post and 2 cut shorter for bent leg)
  • Glue pompom onto stand over spiral 
  • Print flamingo pattern onto pink card stock
  • Cut out flamingo head/neck and glue in place

 

 

 

 

                   

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Garden Pole

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Garden Pole

Supplies:

4x4 wood in desired length
Wood burning tool
Acrylic paints in a variety of colors
Stencils
Painters tape, ruler and pencil
Paint brushes
Birdhouse
 

Directions:

  • Take a piece of scrap paper and divide into 4 sections, sketch out a rough idea of what you want each side of your pole to look like; sides can blend into each other or be very distinct

  • If dividing into sections, mark off the pole with a ruler and pencil and put down painter’s tape being sure to press it firmly to keep paint from oozing under the edge

A few tips to keep in mind:

-Wood burning tool needs to be totally heated up, can use transfer paper to draw image onto wood and then trace over with wood burning tool, fill in design using fine paint brush and acrylic paint

-When using light colors for background you may need to use 2-3 coats for good coverage

-When stenciling be sure to, tape in place and use very little paint on your foam brush so it doesn’t seep under the edge of the stencil…just go over it several times to get coverage

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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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