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Decorative Spool for Earth Day

Create this trend-right decorative thread spool using a recycled oatmeal container.

At a Glance:

#5427 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1
$0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2 oz. - 20521

Number Needed: 1
$0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sandstone, 2 oz. - 20575

Number Needed: 1
$0.99 $0.85
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Regency Blue, 2 oz. - 20751

Number Needed: 1
$0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lime Sherbert, 2 oz. - 21480

Number Needed: 1
$0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pale Daffodil, 2 oz. - 21473

Number Needed: 1
$0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Debbie's Floral - 30599

Number Needed: 1
$6.99
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Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Layered Shapes - Flower, 8 Petal - 97092

Number Needed: 3
$1.19
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instructions

Other Supplies

Oatmeal container, Cardboard box, Twine, Scissors, Craft knife, Hot glue, 3/4" flat brush, Stencil brush, Sandpaper, 1/4" dowel

Instructions

  1. Cut two circles and three leaves from cardboard box. The circles are about 2" wider than the oatmeal container leaving an inch around the oatmeal container. Cut a 1-3/4" circle in the center of one of the circles. Hot glue the circles to the top and bottom of the oatmeal container. Basecoat spool and leaves Sandstone. Allow to dry.
  2. Wrap the oatmeal container with twine. Cut a slit in the top of the spool on the side to pull the twine thru just like a real spoon of thread. Dry brush Nutmeg around the edges of the spool, around the top and bottom of twine and leaves. 
  3. Stencil flowers on twine in Black. Allow to dry. 
  4. Paint the wooden flowers with Regency Blue, Lime Sherbet and Pale Daffodil. Allow to dry. Dry-brush Nutmeg around the edges of flowers. Swirl twine in the center of each flower hot gluing as you go.  
  5. Use the craft knife to score the wooden dowels at desired lenghts. Snap apart and sand the rough edges. Hot glue to the back of each flower. 
  6. Add veins with hot glue to the leaves with twine and glue leaves to the stems of flowers. 
  7. Cut three holes in the top of oatmeal container through the top center opening and insert the flowers. Hot glue in place.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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