Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentines' Day Necklace

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It’s been awhile since I put a craft up here. I’ve been busy getting ready for a little art show. But Valentines’ Day is coming and I thought it would be fun to whip up a necklace in celebration.
 

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Materials:

Clean dry water or milk carton jug
3 (or more) small jump rings and 1 larger jump ring (I used a 10mm)
Necklace chain
Sharpie marker
Small hole punch (1/4th or 1/8th inch)
Nail polish remover (not pictured)



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Cut a piece of plastic from the milk jug.
Trace a heart onto the plastic with the Sharpie marker and cut the heart shape.


Use the nail polish remover to remove the marker.
 

Punch a hole in one side and add a small jump ring.
Repeat with as many hearts as you want- I made 3 hearts; one each for my husband, my son and my dog.

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Just a word about jump rings- it's best to twist the opening ends away from each other- not pull them apart. You can do this with your fingers or pliers.
Then twist them back together.


Add all the hearts to the larger jump ring and you're done!
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Wooden Spoon Christmas Light Garland

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Materials:

Disposable wood spoons- these are from Amazon- 100/pk. for $7.29
Acrylic paint
Yarn
Yarn needle
White glue
Small brush
 

On a protected surface, paint the back of the spoon bowl (use the handle to hold the spoon).
Set aside and let dry completely.

Gently cut the handles off of the bowls with a pair of kitchen scissors; leave about 3/8” to 1/2“ uncut on top of the spoon bowl.
I actually found it easier to use regular scissors- less cracking.

Add a dab of glue to the painted front top edge.

Wrap yarn around the edge and tie it off in back.
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Allow the glue to completely dry.

String the “lights” by running a needle threaded with yarn through the back of the wrapped yarn on each spoon.


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