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Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers

5 14 12 Heidi Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase e1334192928293 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers

EcoHeidi Borchers crafts a fun and fanciful fabric stiffened vase. A favorite vintage Aleene technique takes on a playful theme with polka-dot fabric. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid
Fabric (print of your choice)
Clay pot
Measuring tape
Pencil
Scissors
Cardboard or plastic squeegee
Rubber band
Wax paper

Heidi Vase 1 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers To measure the size of fabric that you will need to cover your clay pot, wrap measuring tape along one side, under bottom and back up the other side of clay pot. Add approximately 1-1/2″ to measurement on each side. This extra fabric will create the ruffle along the top of your vase cover. Cut square to measurement. (On my small clay pot, I measured and cut a 9″ square.)
Heidi Vase 2 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Fold square in half and in half again.
Heidi Vase 3 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Then fold over from corner to corner. Using pencil, mark a slightly curved line from edge to edge.
Heidi Vase 4 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Cut along pencil pattern line. You should have a piece of fabric that looks like this and when opened, it should be an almost perfect circle.
Heidi Vase 5 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Open fabric and place on wax paper. Find center and place a pencil mark on right side of fabric.
Heidi Vase 6 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Turn fabric wrong side up on wax paper. Squeeze Fabric Stiffener from bottle directly onto fabric.
Heidi Vase 7 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Pull Fabric Stiffener across fabric with squeegee. This will force the Fabric Stiffener into fabric threads while keeping the fabric smooth. Continue until you have applied Fabric Stiffener to entire fabric on both sides returning excess Fabric Stiffener to bottle.
Heidi Vase 8 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Place pot face down on wax paper. Drape fabric over bottom of pot using pencil mark to center fabric on bottom of pot.
Heidi Vase 9 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Use rubber band to hold fabric in place along rim of pot, adjusting to gather fabric under rubber band. If you feel that ruffle is too long, you can cut excess fabric at this point, while it is still wet.
Heidi Vase 10 Polka Dot Fabric Stiffened Vase Cover by EcoHeidi Borchers Place pot face down on top of glue bottle (or other raised object) adjusting ruffles. Let fabric dry completely overnight.To finish off pot, add braids, trims and embellishments.

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About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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