Diary of an Amateur Crafter: SCRAP challenge completed!
Back at the beginning of April, SCRAP challenged blogger Anne Luce from Diary of an Amateur Crafter to create something truly awesome out of some typical SCRAP materials: old nylons, wine corks, a movie poster, and pattern paper. Anne worked throughout the month of April (and so did some of her followers) to meet SCRAP’s challenge. Check out what she did!
The start of May brings with it the end of my first SCRAP Challenge. As a reminder, I accepted a challenge by SCRAP (one of my favorite stores featured in an earlier blog post) in which each month SCRAP sends a random assortment of crafty items that must be assembled into a project. I have one month to complete the task and - of course - the challenge is open to readers as well!
This month the items were: old nylons, movie poster, sewing pattern and corks.
Well, I’m proud to report that not only did I meet the SCRAP challenge but so did two other followers! Pictures of the crafty projects are below! Can’t wait to find out what the month of May will hold…
DoaAC’s SCRAP Challenge project resulted in wall art (as so inspired by the many black/white signs I’ve been seeing everywhere). Here’s how I did it and the materials I used.
Materials: old nylons, movie poster, sewing pattern, corks, 2-inch alphabet stencils, foam paintbrush, acrylic paint, scissors, sharp knife, glue gun.
- Lay out my sewing pattern to use as the paper for my poster.
- Use stencil letters and trace the words of the inspirational phrase on the movie poster. Cut letters out.
- Tape the movie posters letters to my sewing pattern paper in the position you want.
- Use a foam brush and acrylic paint and paint the pattern paper (paint over the movie poster letters too).
- Once dry, peel off the movie poster letters.
- Use a sharp knife to cut corks into thin slices, about 1/2 inch thick.
- Use scissors to cut cork slivers into hearts.
- With a hot glue gun, glue cork hearts to pattern paper.
- Cut into three 2-inch strips, braid together.
- Tape braided nylon to back of pattern paper.
- Hang and admire!
And, thanks to the readers/followers that submitted these SCRAP challenge projects!
May Day flower holder: User used poster to make the cone, nylons for a decorative bow, paper pattern for decorative images and corks to hold the handle.
Easter card: User used poster to make the card, nylons to adhere the flowers, movie poster for the word “Love” and corks to frame the card.
Great job, Anne! We love how you were able to make something that was not just a throwaway craft, but something you could really keep in your home and enjoy for a long time.
Stay tuned for May’s SCRAP challenge!
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