Yesterday, I showed you guys our new little Lucky Bits jar that went by our door:
Well, here is the promised tutorial on how to make those Lucky Bits!
You will need:
Little sticker backed gems
circle punch or scissors, if you are that skilled
Let's get started!
First Take a bottle cap and place it flat side down
Take your wood scrap and place it over your bottle cap and hammer away
The edges will start to curl over
You should have something like this on the left
Original on the right
Ok. At this point I would suggest painting them copper
I didn't and did it later. It wasn't impossible but if you have not so steady hands, do it now.
Cut out your decorative papers with a paper punch or scissors
A 1 inch punch worked perfect
I did a a few different patterns
Now, slap some Modge Podge into the well of the bottle cap and put a little paper disc in
Modge Podge over it.
Let them dry
At this point add your little gem embellishments
A certain little leprechaun informed me that I didn't put them in until I had started the next step
Not really a big deal, but do it now before you go further.
Take your dimensional Magic and DO NOT SHAKE IT, you will get air bubbles
You don't want air bubbles.
Fill up the little well over your Modge Podged paper
It will be cloudy, but in a few hours, it will be clear and hard to the touch
This is what you get when you have them all finished and dried
with some other little bits, as well
Have your little leprechaun kiss each little bit for good luck
I did the lid to the jar, the same way, just on a little bit bigger scale
I used orange glitter paper and metallic green acrylic paint for the letters
A little ribbon hot glued on and it is finished
As you can see, I also couldn't wait another little while for the whole thing to dry
You can see the cloudy stripe; its not all the way dry
I did set it level and let it dry all the way :)
Hope you could all follow my tutorial!
See you tomorrow for the
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