Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elmer's Flower Jewelry Holder @Elmers #DIY



With summer steadily approaching soon the kids will be out of school. If your kids are anything like I was they will be bored by the first day of summer. The princess loves crafts and I have no doubt she will love this one. Check it out Elmer’s has come up with a great idea!





Appropriate For: Every Day


Supplies Neededs:
  • Elmer's® Foam Board™, White, 20" x 30" x 1/2"
  • Elmer's® CraftBond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick
  • Elmer's® CraftBond™ Ultra Stix All®, Clear
  • X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife* with extra blades
  • 12" x 12" scrapbook paper, (2) pink print; (1) orange print, (1) green polka dot
  • 4 1/2" diameter clay pot
  • Pink and yellow paper shreds
  • 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" cylinder floral foam
  • 12" length of 5/16" diameter wood dowel
  • (15) 3/8” – 1 1/2” buttons of coordinated colors
  • 24" length of 1/2' orange plaid ribbon
  • 32" length of 3/8" pink stitched ribbon
  • (8) 3/4" brass cup hooks
  • Cutting mat
  • Old newspapers
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • * An adult should use X-ACTO® Craft Knife
Instructions

  1. Use pencil to draw your own flowers or trace patterns onto Elmer's® Foam Board™. Ask an adult to use X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife (with new blade) and cutting mat to cut out Foam Board™ flowers. (Hint: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blades often.) 
  2. To cover large flower, apply Elmer's CraftBond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick to front of flower and attach pink paper. Turn over flower and ask an adult to use X-ACTO® Knife and cutting mat to trim excess paper, even with flower edges. Repeat process to cover small flower with orange paper.    (Optional: Repeat process to cover backs of flowers.)
  3. Use Glue Stick to attach pink or orange ribbon to same-color flower edges, trimming excess with scissors. Apply Glue Stick to back of small flower and position on center of large flower. Use Elmer's® CraftBond™ Ultra Stix All® to layer a 1” button onto a 1 ½” button and glue to center of small flower.
  4. Cut 1/2" x 12" strip from green polka dot. Apply Glue Stick and wrap around rim of pot, overlapping ends at back. Trim excess. On front of pot, use Ultra Stix All® to randomly attach buttons, layering as desired
  5. Place floral foam in pot using Ultra Stix All® to secure. For flower stem, use point of scissors to make starter hold in bottom edge of flower. Push dowel into flower and other end into floral foam. Cover floral foam with paper shreds.
  6. Plan placement of cup hooks on five outside flower petals and tree o inside flower. Gently push point of cup hook into Foam Board™ to start and then gently twist into foam. (Note: If loose, remove, apply a dot of Ultra Stix All™ to cup hook and re-insert.)

1 comment:

jamfiescreations1 said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for sharing. I know plenty of little girls who would like to have on. Great Christmas gifts.