Remember Me… MM Blog Bounce

May 10, 2011

It’s time for another Memory Makers Blog Bounce. The theme this month is “Remember Me.” I thought it would be nice to give you a project to create for Memorial Day. These ornaments can be hung on a wreath or placed anywhere in your home to add a bit of patriotism and honor friends and family who have served our country.  To those, I give a heartfelt thank you.

Life, Liberty and Freedom Home Decor Accents

Supplies Needed:
3 – Small Paper Mache Star Ornaments (Hobby Lobby)
Making Memories Paint (Dusk, Red Wagon)
Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber (Silver)
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
Crepe Paper Streamer (White)
Embroidery Floss (DMC #543)
Old Book Page
Stickles (Platinum)
Martha Stewart Seal Punch
Paper Glaze or Glossy Accents
Glitter (Waterslide, Red Wagon, Steel)
Old Fashioned Silver Tinsel Garland by Bethany Lowe Designs
Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Treasures Self Adhesive White Pearls
3 – Small Chipboard Stars

Tools Needed:
Decorative Scissors (Pinking)
Sewing Needle
Strong Liquid Adhesive

1. Using a paint brush, paint one each paper mache star Red Wagon, Silver and Dusk

Painted Paper Mache Star Ornaments

2. My paper mache ornaments came with a gold metallic cord style hanger that did not go well with my silver accents so I removed the hangers from each star by gently pulling them out and replace them with Red & White Baker’s Twine. Cut three pieces of Red & White Baker’s Twine to approximately 8.5″ in length, double knot the end of each piece, apply a small amount of glue on top of the hole, gently poke the knotted end of the Red & White Baker’s Twine into the hole at the top of your ornament using the end of your tweezers or paper piercer, apply another small amount of glue on top of the filled in hole, squeeze together and let dry.

Hangers replaced with Red & White Baker's Twine

3. Cut a 12″ piece of white crepe paper, fold crepe paper in half, using a threaded needle begin gathering at one end to create a crepe paper rosette, using decorative scissors trim to approximately 1.5″ in diameter, accent edge using Platinum Stickles, repeat these steps two more times. You will need three crepe paper rosettes total. (I feel using pinking scissors gives the paper rosette a nice finished zig zag edge.)
4. Using a Martha Stewart Seal Punch, punch three seals from an old book page, ink the edges using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)

Crepe Paper Rosettes

5. Paint stars with Dusk, Red Wagon, Silver paint, let dry, apply Paper Glaze or similar product then apply Waterslide, Red Wagon, Steel glitter on top of matching paint color, tap off excess. Once dry attach a self adhesive white pearl to the center of each star
6. Attach one book page seal onto center of each crepe paper rosette, attach one glittered star onto center of book page seal
7. Cut three pieces of Silver Tinsel Garland to approximately 4″, form a circle just a bit larger than your crepe paper rosette then attach one circle to the back of each rosette
8. Attach crepe paper rosettes to matching paper mache stars

Paper Mache Stars and Crepe Paper Rosettes

9. Create mini banners by typing or printing words (Life, Liberty, Freedom) onto the blank margin section of an old book page, cut out, ink edges using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown), attach to hanger

Completed 3D Paper Mache Ornaments

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Now click on the button below to see how Francine Clouden interpreted this month’s theme.

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