Hello, I’m Andrea and this is my first post at this amazing blog. I am a May and June guest here at The Hybrid Chick. I come from Germany. English isn’t my main language but I hope you won’t count my mistakes here in the text. I tried to make it understandable.
I thought a long time about what special project I can make for this blog here and I look around through decoration and living magazines and I found something like this. But, it costs a lot of money and I thought I can make something like this but cheaper.
For this project you need:
- 1 test tube
- chipboard (2 mm thick)
- hot melt gun
- set square
- “Garden Whimsy” by Sugerplum Paperie and Flergs
First, I drew some sketches to find out the size of the single elements. You need the following elements (everything twice):
- the frame (18 cm x 16 cm) – leave a border of 4 cm on every side and cut the hole in it.
- the inner side elements (4 cm x 8 cm) – they can be cut from the inside rectangle from the frame
- the inner horizontal elements (4 cm x 10,4 cm)
- the outer side elements (4 cm x 16 cm)
- the outer horizontal elements (4 cm x 18,4 cm)
I cut all of the pieces out with a cutter and a metal ruler as you can see in my picture:
Then I adhered all the frame pieces together with my hotmeltgun.
To get it perpendicular, I used a set square.
Next, I cut the hole for the test tube in the frame. I first made a small hole with a nail to make sure that the tube is vertical.
Then I take my cutter and make the hole bigger and bigger until it is the right size for the tube.
Now it is time to make it beautiful. I chosed the amazing and colourful collab “Garden Whimsy” by Sugerplum Paperie and Studio Flergs.
I print the paper and adhered them on the card stock frame. First the inner parts, then the outside, and last, the front and at the back.
Don’t forget to renew the holes for the tube. Then you can decorate it. I printed some flowers from the kit and adhered them with 3D-Pads.
Put the tube in the hole and place a flower in it.
If you don’t have test tube, you can also make a hole in the bottom of the frame too and plug a candle in it.
I hope you like this project and get inspired to make one too. If you do, I’d love to see it so please come back and link me to your frame!
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- Candle Lights - June 22nd, 2011