When it all comes down to it, you basically do the same simple seven steps! (Try saying that 10 times fast!) So to make it REALLY easy, I’ve quickly labeled the photo steps here.
Most everything was done with a bottle of “Mod Podge” (purchase at any craft or large retail store), scrapbook paper, and ribbon. Other materials are listed on their individual photos shown throughout the blog. If you are looking for scrap wood, look no further than around your own yard or your local lumber yard. I went to Lowe’s and asked them if they had any scrap wood for sale. They took me to the area where they make “cuts” of wood for people and there is always bound to be some left over. Often times they will sell this for an extremely low price or some may just say you can have it. If they give it to you for free, don’t ask them to make more cuts. Have fun with the odd shaped pieces and you’ll love the possibilities of making something truly unique. Have fun!
Step 1: Gather your supplies: glue, papers, ribbons, buttons, you name it…anything goes!
Step 2: Trace your item onto scrapbook paper.
Step 3: Cut paper along traced lines and apply “Mod Podge” onto the back with a sponge brush.
Step 4: Place the paper onto your item (wood, cardboard, frame, CD, etc.) and smooth out any bubbles. If the paper overlaps the item a little, that is ok. Simply take a piece of sand paper and smooth out the edges.
Step 5: Cut or tear more paper. The fun part about these projects is the “layering” you can do. With so many fun papers to choose from, why not combine several onto one piece?! Now is the time to make those paper layers.
Step 6: Gently brush another layer of “Mod Podge” over the papers to seal them and make a nice finish.
Smooth out any bubbles at this time, as well. The glue will dry clear.
Step 7: This is the most fun part! After your items are dry, it is time to embellish! Pull everything out of your craft drawers and have fun! You can see that the ribbons are mis-matched and that’s ok! Enjoy the process!
Find more photos and the materials list for the CD CLOCKS here:
For more tips on making the clocks, visit here:
For how-to videos, photos and the materials list on making FLOWER HEADBANDS, visit here: http://ycmt.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/flower-headbands/
For photos and material lists on a CLIPPIE & MIRROR BOARD, visit here:
For photos and material list on making a JEWELRY & PURSE HOLDER, visit here:
For photos and material list on making a RIBBON NOTEBOOK, visit here:
For photos and material list on making a MAGNET BOARD, visit here:
For extra tips and instructions on making that MAGNET BOARD, visit here:
For photos and material list on making her FIRST INITIAL, visit here:
For photos and material list on making a PHOTO FRAME, visit here: