I don’t need much direction when it comes to reading other people’s tutorials. Usually. I see a picture or something in the store and try to copy it when I get home. So here are some pictures from the last few things I have done.
I had my younger siblings over the day before the 4th of July and was very mean and forced everyone to make a craft to put as a centerpiece for our 4th of July table. They all wanted to use my favorite medium and use the acrylic paints. I had a wooden serving tray, a metal bucket, and cardboard sheets in my craft room closet. This is what they created.
For my project, I had some felt and different ribbons and cords lying around and a big plastic jar that used to hold pretzels. This would be cute in different colors for other times of the year. I hot glued the different mix of ribbons to the felt and then hot glued the felt to the jar. Instead of patriotic red and white stripes it looked more like a candy-cane, so I decided not to use permanent glue on the blue ribbon, so that I can use the red and white stripes and a green ribbon for Christmas. Then i arranged some fake white roses in the newly-made vase. I also painted some extra place mats with the cardboard I had found laying around. They were quick and easy, I had a star-shaped stencil already made from another painting project and the rest was just quickly hand painted. It’s a cute way to protect your table on a holiday!