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Saturday, 8 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Hand Made Presents, day 8

This is the easiest thing to make and would make a pretty trinket for a young girl. You can make this into a bookmark also - just add a piece on both ends.

What are they made off??? WASHERS!!!

I got these from RONA and they are called Fender Washers. The size I chose is 5/16 but it's actually a bit small to use with 1-1/4" punch so what I did I sanded the edges to fit the paper to the washer.

I used the Twitterpated DSP on my washer. Oh and if you make a bookmark - don't use a stretchy cord - works better :)

This is what you do:
  1. cut the SMALLER circle on your choise of Designer Series Paper (you will need 2 since you want to decorate both sides). Just make sure you punch the hole as far into the paper as your punch (Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - round punch). Then line your 1-1/4" punch so that the small hole is in the middle of your punch opening.
  2. Mod Podge the washer on one side and adhere the punched circle on the washer. Set to dry on a peg suspended in the air or flat on the table.
  3. once one side is dry - mod podge the other side and adhere the second circle - let dry
  4. when both sides are dry - sand the edges (if your paper goes over the edge)
  5. cover the paper with Mod Podge (you can use crystal Effects also, I find Mod Podge dries faster and will not show brush marks as much - sponge brush is actually best on this project!)
  6. once the paper is dry - get a string of stretchy cord (from jewelry making department). I used a silver strech cord, but if you wish the cord to be less visible - you can use the clear Stretch Magic bead and jewelry cord (I recommend the 1.5mm). JUST REMEMBER TO MAKE THE CORD LONG ENOUGH!
  7. Tie a loop on your string, and then pass the cord around the washer. Since the cord is stretchy, you will not have any problems putting it on.
This would make a great stocking stuffer too - or a teacher gift??

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