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Burlap Meets Anna Griffin & Xyron!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I got my crockpot cookin’ me up some cabbage! Oh my do I have a fun “sneak peek” for you today! As Anna Griffin’s new collection is gearing up for its debut on 24 Hour Craft Day on HSN the Xyron Design Team had the privileged to dive into the new collection and cook up some creative inspirations to share with you this week.  Today is my turn and boy did I have fun!

Burlap Home Decor using Anna Griffin and Xyron

This project may have several components to it, but it came together with ease with the help of my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station, High Tack Tape and 3 inch Sticker Maker (a full supply list is located at the end of the post).

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I found a burlap wrapped canvas at Michales and some lace covered burlap and built my base.  Then I moved onto the first component of making my mini clothespin wreath.

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Using a small wooden embroidery hoop as my base and wooden clothespins I primed them with white craft paint. I measured the strips and cut down the Anna Griffin collection paper. Inked the edges and applied Xyron High Tack Tape to the back of each paper strip, placed on each clothespin and sanded down the edges. I finished this with a lace ribbon.

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In making the frame, I applied 3D Enamel Gel from Globecraft and Piccolo to a wooden frame and the “Family” sentiment and allowed time to set and dry. Then I added Anna Griffin collection paper to the back of the frame securing it with Xyron High Tack Tape.  Added the sentiment with a quick set glue.

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In making the simple but elegant embroidery hoop, I traced, cut and inked a sheet from Anna Griffin collection. I attached the to the wooden embroidery hoop using Xyron’s High Tack Tape along the face of the hoop. I then sanded down the edges and finished it with a lace ribbon.

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In making the wooden letter, I primed it with white craft paint.  I traced, cut and inked the letter using Anna Griffin collection paper. I then ran it through my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and attached it to the wooden letter, sanded down the edges and retouched with ink.

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In wanting to add a little extra pop to the project, I put to use a burlap rose and two linen buttons I had on hand.

DSC_7670Using a 1 inch paper circle punch I punched out two circles from the Anna Griffin collection, inked the edges and ran them through the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and applied each to the linen buttons.

xyron2I finished this project by arranging all the components onto the burlap base and used hot glue to attach them.

Burlap Home Decor using Anna Griffin and Xyron

This was a great project to create and you will not want to miss out on seeing what Anna Griffin has in store for you on March 24th on HSN.  Check your local listings, Follower her on Facebook and her blog for more details. AND be sure to head over to Xyron’s Blog each day this week to see what we got cookin’ with Anna Griffin!

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Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

Just poppin’ in to announce the lucky winner from the Kiwi Lane Designs February Blog Hop!  Thank you all for the lovely comments and helping make this blog hop such a success!

Drum Roll Please!

Carla Hundley from Utah!

“Wonderful creation and
the yarn wreath is neat!
Also a follower and liked
you FB page.”
Carla from Utah

I will be in contact to get your info to drop the goodies in the mail!

And since it is almost Valentines Day, I wanted to bring back a V-day wreath from the vault that I made last year out of clothespins and washi tape.  You may have spied this little number in the 2013 Winter publication of Green Craft magazine

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Clothespin are for more than just Laundry!

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Spring is in the air and what  better use for clothespins, other than hanging freshly laundered sheets, is making a bright, full of sparkle and cheery wreath using 3-D Enamel gels from Globecraft and Piccolo, glitter and washi tape!  I got this idea from one of my best blog buddies, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, and just have not got enough of making these things!  I feel like Bubba from Forest Gump…, “Clothespin wreaths with washi tape, Clothespin wreaths with glitter, clothespin wreaths with fabric, clothespin wreaths with Globecraft and Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel . . .”  I think you get my point, I want to make a million of these things and in my opinion the world could not have too many clothespin wreaths! 🙂

Materials Needed:

Step 1:  Prepping 6 inch hoop and clothespins Using white stamping ink and dauber, ink the full hoop to give a “white wash” appearance to it. Then ink the top and sides of the clothes pins for the same effect.  Set aside to set and dry (this should only take about 10 minutes).

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Step 2:  Glittering tops of clothespins Separate out 14 clothespins and decide on how many clothespins go to each color of glitter.  In this project, (6)glitter colors were used and divided out (3)clothespins per the two lightest colored glitters and the remainder colors had (2)clothespins each.

Apply Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the top of the clothespin, dust glitter over the adhesive, shake off the excess and set aside to set and dry.  Repeat for all 14 clothes pins.  The glitter clothespins will set in dry in about an hour.

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Step 3: Applying  3D Enamel Gel to the tops of clothespins Using (6) of the inked clothespins apply Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel to the tops of the clothespins and set aside to set and dry.  For this project, two clothespins were assigned to each 3D enamel gel color.

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Step 4: Adding the Washi Tape There should be 11 remaining inked clothespins.  Separate them out to the number of washi tape patterns you have.  In this project, there were five different washi tape patterns used.  (2) clothespins were used for four of the five patterns and for the last pattern, (3)clothespins were used.

Stick the washi tape to the top of the clothespin using the edge as a guide for setting.  Add pressure to stick. Cut and trim the ends and then trim down the side that has the excess washi tape.

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Step 5: Assembling the Wreath This is clearly up to the crafters desire. This wreath was done in loose pattern of (1)washi tape, (2) glitter and (1) 3D enamel gel starting at the top and working clockwise down. Finish with looping 18 inches of 1 ½ inches of ribbon around the top and hang!

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This fun, easy and fresh wreath will add a touch of spring to any door or mantel.  The 3D Enamel Gels are a great addition to a project like this since it really ads a whole new level of texture and pop among the pattern wahsi tape and the sparkle of the glitter.   Be sure to head over and check out my project using some new C-O-O-L product they have over at  Globecraft and Piccolo!  It is a MUST HAVE!

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