Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Doily Snowflakes - Photo Tutorial

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Would you believe that this decoration took less than 5 minutes to make???

I promise you, it did!

You'll need an old doily, scissors, PVA glue and a piece of string for hanging:

So I started with this old doily which had a small tear in it. It could probably have been mended, but I wasn't going to use it anyway.

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First you cut out your motif.

I felt positively evil doing this... it just felt SO WRONG to cut into a piece of crochet like that!

At any moment I expected my first grade teacher to appear, and revoke my Scissors License.

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Next make up a 50:50 mix of PVA glue and water. You can get it all over the table like I did, but it's not really necessary.

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Pop your motif into the mix

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And swish it around with your fingers.

Yes - just dip your fingers right in there, I did... and now my camera is covered in glue spots!


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Squeeze out the excess glue, and lay the motif on a flat surface... I used the lid from a plastic container.

Use your fingers to shape the motif neatly, then leave it to dry.

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I was impatient, so I took the tray outside and left it in the sunshine so that it would dry more quickly. Probably not the best idea. It was a windy day, so I ended up with all sorts of unidentified flying objects stuck on my snowflakes.

I do like the way they kind of look like a tray of cookies... Or maybe I'm just hungry...

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Once dry, you just need to tie a piece of string at the top, and the job is done:

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Too easy.

Again...

2 comments:

sooz said...

That's so clever, I would never have thought of doing something like that! Thanks for the idea!

Sue xx said...

really lovely....once you get past the cutting the doily bit lol

coffeee/ Sue