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Outtake: Heidi & Tiffany Get the Giggles

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My sister Heidi Borchers and I have been making television appearances for over 30 years but there is one thing that always stops us. The giggles. When we get the giggles….well…anyone who enjoys giggling with their sisters knows that once you start it’s difficult to stop.

Watch our YouTube video – Heidi and Tiffany Get the Giggles

 


 

Cereal Box Printed Felt Heart Pendant by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Printed felts are available in so many cool colors and print designs! EcoHeidi Borchers teams up printed felt with cereal box cardboard to create a pendant.

Watch Heidi’s Printed Felt Heart Pendant YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Cereal box cardboard (or food packaging cardboard)
Pencil
Cardboard squeegee (for applying glue)
Acrylic paint (color to complement or match felt)
Paint brush
Printed felt
Scissors
Hole punch (small for jewelry findings)
Pattern of your choice
Squeegee (to spread glue)
Wax paper
Bottle caps (to raise pendant off worksurface)
3D Crystal Lacquer
Rhinestones
Tweezers
Jewelry findings – jumprings – necklace chain
Jewelry pliers

1. Transfer pattern of your choice to cardboard. Cut out along pattern line. Punch hole for jump ring.

2. Paint back of cardboard. Let dry.

3. Apply smooth coat of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to front of cardboard with squeegee. Glue to wrong side of felt. Let dry for approximately one hour.

4. Cut out felt along cardboard pattern line.

5. Punch hole in felt where you punched hole in cardboard. Let glue dry completely.

6. Place wax paper on work surface. Place bottle caps on wax paper. Place felt shape on top of bottle caps. This will raise the piece from the tabletop for the next step.

7. Apply coat of 3D liberally over felt by first drawing a line of lacquer directly from the bottle tip along the outside edge of felt, then fill in to completely coat the felt. As 3D soaks into the felt, continue to apply and fill in until you have a nice even coat.

8. Using tweezers, drop rhinestones into wet 3D. Let piece dry undisturbed overnight.

9. Add jumpring and attach to necklace chain.

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Aleene’s Ribbon and Prints Frame by Heidi Borchers

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Ribbons and scrapbook papers combine to create a beautiful combination of prints to cover a plain wood frame. Designed by Heidi Borchers, this eye-catching design is easy! Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere the strips in place and you have a quick project to match any decor!

Watch Heidi’s Ribbon and Prints Frame YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood frame
Acrylic paint or spray paint
Ribbon (colors and patterns of your choice)
Scrapbook paper cardstock (to complement ribbons)

1. Remove frame stand and glass from frame.

2. Paint entire frame front and back. Let dry.

3. Lay out and cut ribbon and paper strips.

4. Glue in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky  Glue. Let dry

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Aleene’s Cute as a Button Cupcake Wall Art by Heidi Borchers

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Heidi Borchers started with a plain cupcake wood cut out and jazzed it up to be cute as a button! It’s easy to glue layers of buttons and beads in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue!

Watch Heidi’s Cute as a Button Cupcake Wall Art YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood cut out (cupcake shape)
Pencil
Acrylic paint (white to match frosting, red for cherries and brown to match cupcake bottom)
Paint brush
Buttons (Blumenthal Lansing) – shades of white, red and brown
Beads and trinkets

1. Lightly draw pencil line to indicate pattern line of frosting between cherries and cupcake bottom.

2. Paint top with white, cherries with red and bottom with brown. Let dry.

3. Glue first layer of buttons on wood shape using Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.

4. Glue additional layers of buttons, beads and trinkets until you have achieved the desired design. Let glue dry.

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Aleene’s Embossed Felt Water Bottle Cuff Bracelets by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers was inspired by a fashion magazine layout to create these embossed felt bracelets. The cuff bracelet base is created from water bottles and the faux leather is embossed felt. Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape makes this project quick and easy to assemble.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Embossed Felt Water Bottle Cuff Bracelets YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel &  Stick Tape
Water bottle (smooth sided)
Scissors
Embossed felt

1. Cut top and bottom from water bottle.

2. Apply two lines of Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape side by side around water bottle. Cut water bottle along release paper to give you an approximate measurement of 1-1/2″ width for the cuff bracelet.

3. To adjust size, cut bracelet open.

4. Peel back the release paper on both strips about 1″ to reveal the adhesive. Overlap cut edges to create desired bracelet size. Press firmly.

5. Cut strip of felt slightly larger than the width of your bracelet.

6. Match the straight edge of the felt to the straight edge of the water bottle and begin to glue in place. Continue to release paper and glue entire strip of felt to water bottle. Cut away excess from overlapping ends and along sides.

7. Cut strip of felt to fit exactly inside bracelet. Apply Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape to smooth side of felt.

8. Peel back the release paper on both strips about 1″ to reveal the adhesive. Align carefully on inside of bracelet and glue in place. Cut away any excess felt.

9. Cut a strip of felt to exact width of bracelet. Tie in loose knot adjusting so that the embossed side is up on both tails. Cut ends to point.

10. Cut a 1″ strip of Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape and apply to bracelet (apply over seam area). Glue knot in place.

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Create the Look of Embossing with Glue on Canvas by Heidi Borchers

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Using a fan-favorite vintage Momma Aleene technique, Heidi Borchers uses Aleene’s Tacky glue to create the look of embossing on a mixed media art canvas. Whether whimsical art faces, pretty florals or abstract designs, this technique is very versatile!

Click to watch Heidi’s Look of Embossing with Glue on Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Decoupage – matte
Paint brush
Stretched art canvas
Book pages (romance novels work well)
Acrylic paint – black, plus colors of your choice to suit your design
Pattern of your choice
Scotch tape
Toothpick
Handpainted or fancy printed tissue papers

1. Cut or tear book pages into approximate 2″ x 3″ strips.

2. Brush Aleene’s Decoupage onto canvas, working small section at a time.

3. Brush back of torn page with Decoupage, lay onto canvas and brush over top with Decoupage. Repeat to cover entire frame (front and sides). Note: you can keep all your pages going in same direction or overlap askew. Let dry completely.

4. Draw your pattern onto canvas.

5. Apply tape to Tacky glue bottle to create small tape nozzle.

6. Keeping tip of nozzle able 1/4″ above canvas, draw a thin line of glue over pattern lines. If your lines flow together where you don’t want, let glue set up for a few minutes to slightly thicken and use the blunt end of a toothpick to pick up some of the glue to help to clean up any areas of unwanted glue. Let dry until completely clear.

7. Before you start painting the background, check to see if there are any words that you want to show through on the canvas. If you don’t see any words that you want to peek through the painted areas, you can always decoupage them onto the background before painting.

8. Paint entire canvas black (leaving desired words exposed). Let dry.

9. Brush over the design areas of the canvas with desired colors to suit your pattern. On this canvas, Heidi used a layered dry brush technique to keep adding and adding layers of colors. Let dry.

10. Tear pieces of tissue paper into strips. Glue along outside edges with Decoupage leaving some pieces hanging over and extending beyond the canvas.

11. If desired, glue embellishments in place to accent pattern design.

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Aleene’s Paper Clip Flowers by EcoHeidi Borchers

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A quick trip the office supply store gave EcoHeidi Borchers the inspiration for this project. By gluing paper clips together into flower patterns you can create hanging ornaments and flower stems.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Paper Clip Flowers YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Paper clips
Cardboard (cereal box)
Scissors
Non-stick surface
Flat back marbles
Optional – ribbon or clear fishing line for hanging or magnets

1. Cut cardboard into circle approximately the size of a quarter.

2. Place circle onto non-stick surface. Squeeze out puddle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Dip end of paper clip into glue and glue end of clip onto circle. Repeat to glue paper clips all around circle.

3. Glue second layer of clips offset from first layer.

4. Glue marble in center. Let dry completely.

5. If hanging, attach ribbon for hanger. If creating a flower stem, glue skewer to back of flower. If creating a magnet, glue to back of flower. Let glue dry completely.

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Aleene’s Coffee Cup Flower Canvas by Heidi Borchers

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Coffee cups are great for upcycling into cool canvas art! Heidi Borchers transforms a Starbucks coffee cup into a big bold rose on canvas. Make one or group them together for a whole blooming garden effect.

Watch Heidi’s Coffee Cup Rose on Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue (available in the Aleene’s Tacky Pack or full size)
Aleene’s Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Starbucks cardboard coffee cups (approximately 5 cups will be needed per flower)
Scissors
Pinking shears (optional)
Stretched canvas (4″ x 4″)
Black flat spray paint
Acrylic paint (several floral colors of choice and two selections of green, plus complementary colors for the canvas)
Paper towels
Paint brush
Scoring tool

1. Measure and cut approximately 2-1/2″ to 3″ wide strip from top of each cup.

2. Leave one strip its full length. This will create the bud of the flower. (Note that you will only be using the rim strips for most of this project so save the remainder of the cups for another project and set one aside for the leaves.) Gently bend the rim edge to soften its rigidity. This will help when you need to roll it into a bud.

3. Cut one strip into approximately 2″ long pieces. Cut the top corners to round them. Repeat to create graduating larger lengths of petals.

4. In this technique, you will use both the Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue and the hot glue to secure the pieces. The hot glue holds the pieces quickly and the Aleene’s Tacky Glue holds the pieces forever. This is a great way to get the quick holding benefits of hot glue but be assured that your project will hold season after season.

5. Apply Tacky glue along one end of strip and apply hot glue along side of wet glue. Begin to roll from end to end adding both glues as you work the length. Glue to secure the end. You should now have a fairly tight bud.

6. Find the center point of your canvas and use both glues to adhere the bud to the canvas.

7. To prepare all petals for gluing, use scoring tool to draw a line approximately 1/4″ up from cut edge (opposite the rim edge). The line should start in one corner, slightly round up to 1/4″ and then go down to the other corner. You will use this score line as a cutting guide to create a bend in the bottom of the petal. This will give you a broader gluing edge. Before cutting, gently bend the rim edge to curve the petal.

8. Use scissors to snip petal up to the score line. Space your snips approximately 1/4″ apart. Gently bend up along the score line. You should now have a slightly curved petal with a snipped and folded edge along the bottom.

9. Apply both glues to the underside of the folded edge and glue the first petal onto the canvas, wrapping gently around the bud. Continue to add petals, gluing in place, until you have the entire flower glued in place.

10. In a well ventilated area, spray paint the entire canvas and flower with black paint. Let dry.

11. To add painted color to the flower, dip brush in first color, brush excess paint onto paper towel and then brush onto flower. This will create a dry brush effect. Continue with all colors until you have the painted effect and coloring you desire.

12. Dry brush paint the canvas top and sides.

13. Cut leaf designs from remainder of one cup. Use pinking shears to cut notched edges. Note: if you cut once and then cut again, slightly offset, you will create smaller notches in the sides of your leaves.

14. Paint leaves, let dry and then glue in place. Let dry.

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Aleene’s Craft Foam Alphabet Frame by Heidi Borchers

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Heidi Borchers adds a hidden message on a wood frame. Spell out the alphabet in craft foam letters or add a special message. Foam flowers on wire stems add a playful touch along the top.

Watch Heidi’s Craft Foam Alphabet Frame YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood frame
Craft foam sticky alphabet letters
Pencil and ruler
Toothpick
Acrylic paint (bright color of your choice plus white for dry brushing and yellow for dry brushing “hidden” letters)
Paint brush
Paper towel
Optional: drill with small drill bit, 18 gauge wire, wire cutters, craft foam sticky flowers and leaves

1. Measure alphabet letters and draw pencil lines across front of frame slightly larger than letters. This will help to keep the spacing lined up when gluing in place.

2. Before you start any gluing, determine placement of the alphabet letters by laying them in place on frame, using pencil lines as guide. If desired, follow the alphabet and repeat across the frame or add in special “hidden” words.

3. Remove paper backing from letter. With a toothpick, apply Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to the back of the letter. This gluing step will help to hold these letters in place permanently during the painting process. Let glue dry.

4. Brush paint over entire surface of the frame and letters. Let dry.

5. To dry brush, dip clean brush into white paint. Brush excess paint off onto a paper towel. With a light brush stroke, brush white paint over all letters. Let dry.

6. If you have included words into your alphabet letters layout, use another color of acrylic paint in dry brush method to highlight those words (in this example I used yellow to highlight the words “I love you”.)

7. If desired, you can add flowers along the top of your frame. Glue lengths of wire between two flowers. Glue two leaves onto stem. Set aside to dry.

8. Drill several holes along the top of the frame, spacing to accommodate several flowers side-by-side.

9. Dip ends of flower wires into glue and insert in drilled holes. Let dry.

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Patriotic Milk Carton Wine Carrier by EcoHeidi Borchers

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Celebrate the red, white and blue with a special gift! EcoHeidi Borchers upcycles a milk carton into a wire handled carrier. Decorated with decoupaged book pages and dangling stars, this carrier is perfect for wine or herbed vinegar.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Patriotic Wine Carrier YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Milk carton
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Decoupage – Matte
Brushes (one for Decoupage, one for paint)
Book pages
Acrylic paint – red, blue, white
Water
Matboard – to use as inserts to strengthen the milk carton
Craft knife (to cut matboard)
Scissors
Clothespins
Wood stars
Twine – thin gauge
Heavy gauge covered wire (for handle)
Wire cutters

1. Carefully tear open the top of the milk carton and remove plastic pour spout.

2. Rinse and dry inside of carton.

3. Cut down each corner from top to first fold in carton. Bend two opposite sides in to the inside of carton.

4. To strengthen carton, you will need to measure and cut matboard to create inserts for two sides. Measure one side of carton from top to bottom, side to side and cut piece of matboard to measurement. Cut one end of matboard to point. Repeat to create second cut piece of matboard.

5. Insert matboard inside carton and mark carton along pointed edge. Cut along marked edges to create points on carton.

6. Apply glue to matboard pieces and glue inside carton. Use clothespins to hold in place while glue dries.

7. Tear several book pages into approximately 2″ x 3″ pieces.

8. To decoupage the outside, working small sections at a time, brush outside surface of carton with Aleene’s Decoupage. Brush a coat of Decoupage onto the back of book page piece and glue onto carton. Brush over book page with Decoupage. Repeat to cover entire outside and inside of carton. Let dry.

9. If desired, apply white paint in dry brush technique over the decoupaged book pages.

10. To create the stripes, mix red acrylic paint with water to create a wash. Brush color onto book pages. Let dry.

11. Find grain in book page paper and tear into approximate 1/2″ strips.

12. Decoupage stripes onto outside of carton.

13. Apply blue wash of color to stars and book pages. Let dry. Use stars as patterns to cut book pages to size. Glue in place with Decoupage. Let dry.

14. Glue a length of twine to back of stars. Set aside to dry.

15. Punch hole slightly below each point in carton.

16. To create handle, insert end of wire in first hole and bend up. Repeat by inserting other end in other hole, adjust for desired length, cut off excess and bend up.

17. Hang stars from handle. Tie with another piece of twine to hold in place.

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