This week: BELLS AND WHISTLES
YAY! A year of craft posts accomplished. Nearly one a week. Looking at my progress on Pinterest, I can see a style developing and my projects are cleaner and simpler. So I’m celebrating with bells and whistles.
Or, get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper, and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.
This art is only for your personal use, and may not be reproduced. And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.
FIG. 1 Supplies: Two pipe cleaners, wide and thin ribbon, chipboard and metallic poster board, bells and whistles*, awl, tacky glue, printout, scissors, and a mat knife if your cardboard is thick.
* I painted the red whistle with gold paint so it would match the others. Don’t do this if kids are going to be putting it in their mouth.
FIG. 2 Tie ribbon around the any whistles that don’t have loops.
FIG. 3 Tie the bells and whistles into a cluster with a loop at the top.
FIG. 4 Measure enough wide ribbon to fit over your head. Fold it in half and then into a point. Put a dot of glue under the fold.
FIG. 5 Measure the same amount of thin ribbon. Thread the thin ribbon through the loop in the cluster of bells and whistles. At the half-way point, tie an overhand knot with both pieces of the thin ribbon together. Place the knot over the point in the wide ribbon. Glue the thin ribbon to the top of the wide ribbon.
FIG. 6 Cut out the art. Place it on top of the chipboard and draw around it. Cut out the chipboard.
FIG. 7 Glue the art on top of the metallic board. Let it dry. Cut just outside the art to make a gold border around it.
FIG. 8 Punch two holes in the chipboard circle.
FIG. 9 Cut a pipe cleaner in half and make two loops through the circle.
FIG. 10 Glue the badge to the messy side of the chipboard, so the loops are on the back. Wrap the edge with a pipe cleaner and glue it in place. Press the whole stack between sheets of wax paper or something non-stick. When it is dry, thread the ends of the ribbon through the loops, and slide the badge down until it covers the knots. Tie the ends of the ribbon together, slip it over your head, and you’re ready for spontaneous celebration.