Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Memory Ornament and Candle Holder

I have been going through some therapy - crafting therapy.  I have been busy making some decorations and gifts.  I came up with these 2 items.  

To make something similar, all you need to do is photo copy your picture on tissue paper.  This turned out to be tricky, but I figured out an easy way.  I know that paper products for this purpose are out there but, this is cheap and easy.

Step 1:  you will need your photo, a piece of tissue paper, a piece of copy paper, tape and a copier.

Step 2:  fold the tissue paper over the end of the copy paper and tape.  Flip it over and tape down the tissue on the front side as well.  This will help the tissue not to get stuck in the copier.  Copy.

Step 3:  take your tissue copied image and remove from the copy paper.  Find an object you want to decoupage on; I used an old honey jar.  Find a complimentary paper to go with your item.  You could use pages from an old book, sheet music, tissue paper or I used a paper napkin.  Because my jar had detailed sides, I chose to only cover the back.

Step 4:  brush on the Mod Podge and lay down the image and paper.  Smooth it out with your fingers.

A tip I learned from one of my youngest lay down all the paper first then cover the whole item with the Mod Podge.  I was covering this as I went - it was messy - I noticed Brooke was doing it this, she is pretty smart!

Step 5:  cover the whole item with Mod Podge and let dry.

I used these same steps to make an ornament.

It helps to hang these to dry - I used a hanger and paper clip.

That is it.  Super easy.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Merry Craftmas!
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