HI all, Jan here sharing a fun New Year's project. Hoping you're all looking forward to a wonderful new year... I see 2015 bringing lots of good things our way. And this stack of hats is a perfect table top decoration for your New Year's Eve or Day celebration!
I used the following SVGCuts file for this project:
New Year's Eve SVG Kit (the top hat file)
3D Wintergreens Kit (lacy fern)
Snowflakes SVG Mini Pack (choose any of these beauties!)
blue markers (I used several from Spectrum Noir)
12 x 12 paper for hats (I used a white on white paper stack from Paper Studio)
White berries from the floral department
5/8 " white satin ribbon
cardstock, white on white (12 x12)
wood block ( 4 x 4 x 4)
white florist tape (optional - to wrap your hanger)
wood glue, glue gun and glue sticks
paint, base and top coat
sandpaper (200 grit)
Drill with 3/16 in bit or size that is the approximate diameter or your hanger wire
Electronic Die Cutting Machine and full version software
If your wood block needs to be sanded, do it now. Straighten out a wire hanger. and cover with florist's tape if desired. You'll need at least 18 inches of wire to support the hats. Drill a hole that will accommodate the wire hanger in the top of your block, put some glue into the hole you drilled and insert the wire. Let dry for about 24 hours..
Then paint with the base coat and let dry. Then brush on your crackle medium following directions by manufacturer and then put on your top coat and watch the magic happen. While the glue is drying, you can put your hats together
When you've prepared everything, this is where the fun begins!
Carefully, pierce a hole in the top of the first hat and slide on the wire. Bend the wire a bit and you'll need to pierce a hole in your second hat and thread it onto the wire. Repeat for the rest of the hats. You'll want to bend the wire as you go for the desired effect. Do not pierce a hole in the top hat. You can either bend the remaining wire or clip any excess. I created a bend in the wire which allowed me to glue the hat to the wire and secure it a bit while I added the embellishments.
Begin adding ferns, berries, tulle, and any additional embellishments you choose and glue into place using the glue gun. You will also need to secure each hat with a little bit of glue. so they don't twist and turn when you move the stack. Your embellishments should hide any of the wire.
I really enjoyed creating this project! Hope you did too! Wishing you a very Crafty New Year!
Feel free to visit my blog for additional information and other projects featuring the eBrush!