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Burnt Brown Bag Steampunk Barrette by Candace Jedrowicz

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Aleene’s Burnt Brown Bag technique is one of Candace Jedrowicz’s favorite things to create with!  Candace uses this super cool technique to make retro shapes and gears for a Steampunk barrette that you will want to try!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s super cool Steampunk Barrette YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Hot glue
Paint brush
Brown paper bag
Barrette back
Candle
Needle nose pliers
1-3/4″ round punch
1-1/8″ round punch
1/8″ hole punch
1/4″ hole punch
Lighter
Water
Paper towel or moist wipe
Metallic paste – I used Rub N-Buff gold
Small washers, nuts and embellishments

1.  Cut the paper bag into four 8″ x 8″ squares and glue together.  Allow to dry.

2. Punch 1 circle using the 1-3/4″ punch and 1 using the 1-1/8″ punch.

3. Punch a 1/8″ hole in the center of the smaller circle and a 1/4″ hole in the center of the larger circle.

4. Use the 1/8″ punch to cut semi circles around the edge of the smaller circle.  Keep the punch half off the paper edge to create a gear look.

5. Repeat using the 1/4″ punch make make the larger gear.  I had a large circle gear cut that didn’t work out so I punched a smaller circle from it and the remaining piece looked very cool, so I added it to the assemblage.

6. Cut the rest of the paper into different shapes and play with them to get the look you want.

7 . Glue all the pieces together and apply a generous even coat of glue to the whole front of the assemblage.

8. While the glue is still wet, hold the wet glue side over your lit candle, burning the glue until it’s dry.  Expect sizzling and bubbles.  The glue is dry when it’s no longer shiny.  Work on a hard, non flammable surface and keep your water handy.  If the piece catches fire and you can’t blow it out, set it down and spray with water.

9. Repeat on the back of the assemblage.  Allow to cool.

10. Use a paper towel or moist wipe to gently remove the soot.

11. Gently bend the piece to match the curve of the barrette back and glue in place using both the hot glue and Tacky glue.  Hold in place until the hot glue cools.

12. Glue your embellishments and accents where you want them.

13. With a small amount of Rub-N-Buff on your finger and lightly rub over the surface until you get the look you want.

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Snowflake Glitter Barrette by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr is welcoming winter with a glitter snowflake barrette. Created by layering snowflake designs, you can customize your barrette with your choice of glitter and embellishments. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cute Snowflake Glitter Barrette YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic – Gloss
Tulip Fashion Glitter – dark blue, light blue or colors of your choice
Glove
Newspapers or box lid (for spraying glue onto buttons)
Paper plates (for collecting glitter)
Glitter snowflake ornaments
Snowflake buttons
Pearl bead
E-6000 Glue
Clothespins
Barrette

1.To glitter your buttons, working in a well ventilated area, spray one side of buttons with Fast Grab Tacky Spray. Sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Let dry. If desired, repeat glittering on other side of buttons.

2. Spray glittered pieces with Gloss. Let dry. This will help to keep the glitter from falling off when you wear your barrette.

3. If needed, cut hanger from snowflake ornament. Apply E-6000 Glue to back of barrette. Glue to back of ornament, holding in place with clothespins while the glue dries.

4. Continue to glue glitter snowflakes on top of ornament and finish by gluing pearl on top.

5. Keeping the clothespins in place, suspend the barrette over the top of a jar to hold it flat and does not wobble while all the glue dries.


 

Glittered Snake Barrettes by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr transforms dollar store snakes into glittery accents for your Halloween decor. Or better yet…hair accessories! These slithery snakes have been transformed into barrettes. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super fun Glittered Snake Barrette video tutorial!

Materials

Plastic snakes (I found mine at the dollar store)
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue Pen (Optional – to apply glue for eyes and decorative zig zag)
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss
Glitter – colors of your choice
Glue brush
Wax paper
Barrettes
E-6000 Glue
Clothespins
Optional: gold leaf, cheetah print fabric, rhinestones (for eyes)

1. Place snake on several layers of wax paper on work surface. Brush on Aleene’s Tacky Glue top and sides of snake.

2. Transfer to clean wax paper. Sprinkle glitter over glue. Shake off excess. Set aside to dry. Pour excess glitter back into original container.

3. Apply glue and glitter to underside of snake. Let dry. Pour excess glitter back into original container.

4. Use Glue Pen to add accents for eyes and zig zag down back of snake. Sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Let dry.

5. Spray entire snake front and back with Gloss sealer.

6. To create hair accessory, glue barrette onto tail end of snake with E-6000. Use clothespins to hold barrette in place while glue dries.

Note: On the gold snake, I first applied gold leaf. Next I glued a strip of fabric around snake. Let dry and spray entire snake front and back with Gloss sealer. Let dry.


Spooky Bat Barrette on 31 Days of Halloween

Candace 31 Days Bat Barrette

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Okay, it’s not so spooky but it is sparkly!  And it’s super easy to make, too!  This was inspired by Tiffany Windsor’s Felted Floral Headband from last week’s show.  Grab some felt and craft foam and get to makin’!

Materials:

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel and Stick Sheets
Aleene’s Super Gel Glue
Felt
Black craft foam
Inka Gold orange metallic cream
Scissors
Barrette base

Bat Template

Bat Barrette 1 300x255 Spooky Bat Barrette on 31 Days of Halloween Cut 4 different size circles of felt the largest of which will need to be 1/2′ wider than the barrette base.Cut from the outer edge of each circle to toward the center ending 1/2″ from the center

Cut points or rounded ends on each petal.

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Bat Barrette 3 300x183 Spooky Bat Barrette on 31 Days of Halloween Using your finger, brush a very small amount of metallic paste to the tips of the flowers.Cut strips of the Fabric Fusion sheets to fit in the center of each flower circle, on the back of the bat, on the barrette base and felt strip.

Stick all the layers together and stick the flower to the barrette base.

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Felted Floral Headband by Tiffany Windsor featuring Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue

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Tiffany Windsor creates a fun floral headband with pre-felted flowers. A quick and easy way to create one-of-a-kind hair accessories. Make it tonight – wear it tomorrow! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Felted Floral Headband YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
Fabric covered headband
Pre-felted flowers and leaves
Toothpick
Two drinking glasses (to hold headband while it is drying)
Optional: Barrette finding, small piece of felt

1. Squeeze a small amount of Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue onto worksurface. Dip end of toothpick into glue and apply a line of glue to back of pre-felted flower.

2. To help hold the headband steady while drying, set two drinking glasses side by side. Insert one end of headband into each glass. This will keep the headband upright.

3. Press glued flower into place on headband.

4. Apply glue in a line to back of leaf. Glue in place next to flower. Repeat for second leaf. Let dry undisturbed overnight.

5. To create a barrette, apply glue to back of barrette finding and glue to back of flower. Apply glue to back of small strip of felt. Slip felt, glue side down, over glued area of barrette. Press to hold in place on back of flower. Let dry undisturbed overnight.


December Creative Play Day 20: Chocolate Chip Cookie Barrette by Candace Jedrowicz

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The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]

You may have noticed that I love sweets. It’s true, I do! Chocolate chip cookies are just the best combination of flavors, isn’t it? If I can’t eat them everyday, I CAN wear them everyday (in a much more pleasant way than I would wear them if I DID eat them everyday)!

You can buy one of these barrettes or a kit to make one at the Cool2Craft Marketplace.
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A barrette blank

A pasta machine or rolling pin

A glossy sealer and small paint brush

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