Gift Wrap and Newspaper Pin
There are so many gift wrap papers on the market….you can make a quick and easy pin from any gift wrap paper. Easiest way to apply glue is to squeegee glue (I’ve used the Aleene’s Tacky Glue*) onto several thicknesses of newspaper. I use a piece of cardboard or a old credit card to squeegee. You want a thin layer but solid layer of glue. Onto of the prepared newspaper, glue the piece of the gift wrap paper
Gift Wrap Paper Design on Several preglued thicknesses of newspaper
Trim off excess newspaper and gift wrap paper, then cut out the design with scissors while the glue is still wet.
Here is flower completely cut out
Gift Wrap Flower completely cut out
Apply the 3D Crystal Lacquer from Sakura onto the top…add rhinestones to the wet lacquer.
Applying Sakura 3D lacquer
Let the lacquer dry….It dries with an hour or two depending on weather. Glue a pin back to the back of the flower. You have a quick beautiful pin and you’ve recycled newspaper!!
This was on January 3rd 2011 Cool2Craft Show check out http://www.cool2craft.com to see archived show
*Btw…Aleene is my mom
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Tie Dye Bracelets using Plastic Water Bottles and Rit Dye
This is so cool….. I just love my original idea for covering plastic water bottles with fabric to make cool bracelets. And I love hearing all the stories how everyone has been able to use this project in their own crafting.
Here is another way to decorate the water bottle bracelets….and this is way too cool (And I showed it on the 10/25 Cool2Craft Live show) First… I covered the plastic water bottles with white fabric, then dyed with Rit Dye…for the Tie Dye look….Check out the video below to see my new technique for this project
It’s so much fun… and don’t forget about Christmas presents….. you can make Plastic water bottle bracelets for pennies, and be Eco friendly at the same time.
Have lots of Eco Fun