Saturday, November 7, 2015

Handmade Holidays AnnMade

Here is my Tote Set for the D.I.Y. er:

I gave this quite some thought, I actually considered what I as a Creative Gal would like to own and use.  I consider this to be a very handy gift that could be enjoyed by so many at any time.  Think of the people in your life who like to make things themselves.  They too would probably appreciate a way to carry all their tools from project making area to project making area.

Here is where it all began:

First I lightly sanded the wooden tote and bins from Walnut Hollow.

 Once I made sure the sanding residue was cleaned off I painted each piece with Acryclic Craft Paint in Buttermilk, from DecoArt®.

Next, I chose some lovely DecouPage paper™ (Olde Worlde)  from DecoArt®, measured and cut pieces to size.

Using the glue sealer finish Americana® DecouPage™ in matte also from DecoArt® I adhered each piece of paper to the front of each bin, and to the tote's sides.

Also,  the side ends of the tote got some lovely DecouPage paper™. Note, I like to use a brayer to make sure the paper adheres well to the surface of the tote.

To add a touch more colour and some shine I used Metallic Lustre™ in  Rose Gold from DecoArt®, on the edges of each piece.

Finally, for fun I punched out the letters C-R-A-F-T-Y from the same paper I used on the ends of the tote.  Then, using some glass pebbles I already had, I  put a tiny drop of clear glue from AdTech™ to adhere the glass pebbles to each letter.

The very last thing I did was glue each pebble letter to the front of the tote with some hot glue using the AdTech™Multi Temp  Hybrid Cordless™ glue gun.

As shown in the following pictures the tote is now ready to hold a lot of tools and supplies for the crafter or D.I.Y. er in your life.

The tote and bins can be carried around and also sit beautifully on top of a work space or desk.

I wish to thank the following Companies for their generosity and the following products used and displayed in this project.  I also wish to thank all of the sponsors (see below) who are supporting this event.  Finally, but not least I wish to thank YOU for stopping by.  THANK YOU!!

Walnut Hollow®
Rustic Tote (046308406861)
2 Rustic Bins (046308406854)

Americana® DecouPage paper™ "Olde Worlde" (DP10)
Metallic Lustre™ "Rose Gold" (ML15C)
Americana® Acrylic Paint "Buttermilk"
Americana® DecouPage™ glue-sealer-finish Matte
Displayed:  Americana® Gloss Enamels® Soft Brushes for Glass
Transparent glass stain™ "Aqua"
Americana® Decor™ 1" Angle brush

True Cordless Battery Powered™ Multi Temp Hybrid Glue Gun (CAT #0280)
Glue Gun Pad (CAT #0717)
Adhesive Tech™ liquid glue (CAT #05616)
Scented Glue Sticks "Apple Cinnamon"  (3810 MAC) NEW!
Displayed: Scented Glue Sticks "French Vanilla", "Christmas Tree",  and "Pumpkin Pie"
Crafter's Tape Permanent
Crafter's Removable Tape

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