I bought some prim prints for my Prim projects....At the Dollar Store I bought some plastic candy canes, about six ~ seven inches long, with candy inside.... This plastic is tough & holds up really well to a glue gun. The secret here to a good looking candy cane is to take one long continous piece of material about 1 1/2 in. wide... I like to rip the material to get the thready & primitive look.....Wrap it around on a slant & glue every once in awhile with a hot glue gun. The glue doesn't show through the material. Cover entire candy cane.... I took another prim print & made a contrasting bow....Very quick & very easy.....
Monday, 28 November 2011
I bought a styrofoam Christmas tree about 8 1/2 in. tall.....
I took some material & ripped it into 2 inch strips.... The bottom two rows were about 1 1/2 in strips... I wound the material around the part of the tree that I wanted to cover three times(3x) for a full ruffle....I cut this length of material off & I sewed by hand a basting stitch through the top of the material.....I gathered to bunch it up to look like a ruffle..... I attached with pins around the tree, making sure my ruffle was evenly distributed.... If you want more of a ruffle wrap 4 times or if you want less of a ruffle, wrap 2 times...
I like the primitive effect so I like the rough edges & the strings from the material
just add to the charm....
Posted by MKHOE at 15:27
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Flameless Snowman Candle
©Copyright protected Marilyn Wallace 2010
Materials Needed Canning jar
small White anklet socks
Glue gun with Hot glue sticks
Fake snow Decorations for small top hat
Black Bristol board
INSTRUCTIONS I used a small canning jar. Remove lid. Place a while anklet over the bottom of the jar....Tuck open end of sock inside jar...This is just a small amount... I bought mine in Walmart. Paint on eyes, nose & mouth..... or google pic of snowman & cut out & glue on eyes & nose.... I used end of brush & dipped into black, acrylic paint & put dots on for mouth..... Flameless Snowman Candle/pg2 For Hat: Use Black Bristol Board Cut a strip 9 7/8” x 1 5/8” wide.....Hot glue this around the jar lid making pleats as you go to gather it in.... Cut the top which is a 3 “ circle & hot glue to top of ring.... You do not use the lid..... Cut out the brim of the hat.... which is a 5” circle.... Cut the centre hole 2 7/8 “.... I used a Martha Stewart Circle Cutter & my circles were perfect....I found it easier to cut the middle circle first. Place tealight inside jar .... Place brim over the ridges of the canning jar....then place the top hat on the jar If you wish cut a little x in the top hat....& place tealight flame inside this... It doesn’t need to be glued.... The little top hat can be removed carefully, as it is not glued, to turn off & on the tealights.... Decorate the top hat as you wish.... I used fake snow in a jar, ribbon & snowflakes using my Martha Stewart Punch...... Looks nice in daytime or at night......
I placed a tealight inside the jar & also glued one to the inside of the lid so it would shine downwards to light the jar better....Drill a small hole ~ just enough room to expose the on/off switch at the top of the jar cap..... ... I cut a 5 1/2 in circle from material & placed the cap over top....Cut a small opening in the material with scissor to expose switch... I hot glued the material to the cap & glued the cap with material into ring... I cut a short piece of material to wrap around the top of the jar....When I tied the material around, I inserted a piece of cinnamon, breaking it in half for the aroma to escape..
I like placing my Snowman Canning Jar in a window in the daytime as the light shines through it making it look like stained glass.....The colours just pop....whereas at night they have a muted tone....
Posted by MKHOE at 19:01