Scrapbook Paper Glass Plates
Mod Podge glossy
1. Clean bottom of glass plates with cleaner.
2. Trace around the plate on to scrapbook paper.
3. Cut out the circle and snip four slits into the circle, but not all the way to the center.
4. Snip four more slits between the first set, for a total of eight cuts equally spaced.
5. Cover the bottom of your glass plate with Mod Podge.
6. Center the cutout circle onto the bottom of the plate, pattern side down. Gently press the paper onto the plate, allowing overlap at each slit.
7. Liberally apply Mod Podge over the scrapbook paper; smooth wrinkles as you go.
8. Lay the plates upside down on jars until they are dry. Add more Mod Podge if needed to seal the paper down.
9. Do not fully submerse in water! Wipe off the tops and stack with paper towels in between to keep the bottoms from sticking together.
Full tutorial at click-through link.
Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs
Blow Out Eggs
1. Pierce the ends of a raw egg using a craft knife. Twist knife gently to widen holes, with the bottom hole being slightly larger.
2. Poke a straightened paper clip into the egg, pierce yolk and store.
3. Hold egg, large hole down, over a bowl. Insert the tip of a rubber ear syringe into smaller hole and blow air into egg to expel its contents. Rinse with warm water, drain and blow air into egg again. Let dry.
Paper-Napkin Decoupage How-To
1. Trim loosely around the designs on a white napkin using small scissors. Separate printed top layer, discard lower sheets.
2. Coat part of the egg with Mod Podge using a small brush. Apply one cutout design to the egg; smooth with brush. Let dry. Repeat, adding designs as desired.
3. Apply Mod Podge with a medium brush to the entire egg and let dry.
Would make great table setting pieces! Full tutorial at click-through link.
DIY Song Lyric Wall Art
1. Find a paint by number or vintage painting with a color or pattern that you like.
2. Use letter stickers and plot out your design. Once you have them in the position you like, stick them down to the painting. Cover with white (or whichever color you prefer) spray paint so that the letters don’t bleed.
3. Allow paint to dry, then peel the letters off carefully.
Full tutorial at click-thru link.
DIY Kaleidoscope Escort Cards - Perfect for weddings or birthdays or simply entertaining children on a rainy day.
- One kaleidoscope per guest (These can be found for about $1 at dime stores. Buying them is often cheaper than making them from scratch!)
- Paper or fabric to cover each scope
- Small numerical stickers
- Twine and small tags
1. Remove whatever paper or print is on the kaleidoscope. Use a pair of scissors to pop off the op of the kaleidoscopes. This will now become our frame!
2. Place your numerical sticker inside the window. Using a bit of glue, reattach the confetti filled window to the frame.
3. Re-cover your frame with pretty paper or fabric by cutting it to size and gluing down the bottom using a glue gun.
4. Finish by tying each kaleidoscope with twine or ribbon and attaching a small tag with each guests name.
When your guest arrives, they simply look into the scope to see which table they are at, along with some pretty sparkles and confetti! Full tutorial at www.projectwedding.com.
DIY Easy Envelopes:
1. Choose and envelope you like the shape and size of. Soak it in warm water for about one minute, until the glue breaks down and the envelope can be easily unfolded.
2. Allow the unfolded envelope to dry completely. Trace the shape onto cardboard or chipboard accurately (If you make several different templates, label template with size of finished product).
3. Cut out with scissors and use the new template to trace a pattern onto gift wrap, maps, magazines, newspaper, calendars, cardstock, scrapbook paper, anything! Use a pencil on what will be the inside so that the marks don’t show! Cut out the design.
4. Carefully fold your template. Start with the sides first and use them as a guide on where to fold the top and bottom. Use the handle of your scissors to get crisp edges.
5. Use a glue tape roller or a glue stick (but work quickly) to stick your edges together.
6. You can add ‘Lick & Stick’ glue (sold at Paper Source and other paper stores) to be able to lick and seal your homemade envelopes. Or make your own.
Envelope Glue Recipe (from www.friendship-by-mail.com):
- 1 tsp. Elmer’s Glue
- 1/2 tsp. Vinegar
- 2 drops mint flavoring
These could be made in any size - perfect for letters, gift cards, or office storage and organization. Full tutorial at click-thru link!