This is my second month participating in the ChristyNelson.net craft challenge. It is so fun and a really big challenge to use everything in one craft. If you want to give your creative muscles a work out, you should definitely look into it. She is taking July off, but the August packet will have some items she picked up while in Europe recently. Oh la la!
Here is the finished project: A very patriotic centerpiece or mantel piece.
- 2 pieces of glitter paper
- 1 favor cup – I went and bought some more in the same size from Joanns so I could experiment or use multiples. I ended up using 2.
- Sculpey polymer clay
- Pill bottle
- Spray Paint
- Iridescent bows(Dollar Tree)
- Metal planter (Dollar Spot at Target)
- Styrofoam blocks – Dollar Tree
- Paper Shred – Dollar Tree
- Hemp Cord – Dollar Tree
- Table Weight – Dollar Tree
Tip ALERT: I spray painted the cup and then immediately sprinkled on my glitter. The glitter stuck really well and it was so fast. The cups don’t hold up well to much moisture so this was the perfect solution. These would be so cute as suns too!
I finished all the fireworks with these awesome “bows” I found at the Dollar Tree. They were in the gift wrap section and in my opinion totally made the whole project.
The skewers are all stuck into styrofoam and I covered all of that with blue paper shred. I finished it off by tying on a raffia bow.
Here is one last shot of the whole thing. I couldn’t resist going totally over the top patriotic for some of the pictures.
Happy Independence Day!
If you haven’t already done it, the voting for the craft challenge is up, please go here: http://www.christynelson.net/2010/06/june-craft-challenge-voting-2/ and vote please!