Hot Cocoa Carrier Gift

Materials

  • Recycled can
  • Sizzix Little Sizzles White Matboard, 6”x13”
  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Ball, 3”
  • Polyform Sculpey III Orange Polymer Clay
  • Papers: cream/brown stripe, red/white stripe, greenery, music
  • Transparency sheet
  • Royal & Langnickel E-Z Rub On Winter Sentiments
  • Heavy-gauge craft wire, 5” length
  • Gems: jeweled brads, flourish sticker
  • Black pebble beads, 6/0
  • Metallic rope trim, 10” length
  • Assorted flowers and leaves

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die-Cutting System and ScoreBoards XL Frame Die
  • Hand tools: wire cutters, jewelry pliers, heavy-duty hole punch, palette knife
  • Kitchen tools: oven, serrated knife, clay-dedicated baking sheet
  • DecoArt Paints: Snow-Tex; Americana Acrylics Dark Chocolate, Cherry Red, Antique White
  • Aleene’s Adhesives: Collage Pauge, Liquid Fusion, Tacky Line Rolls

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, paintbrush, foam brush, toothpick, straight pins

Directions

STEP 1

  • Die cut matboard frame. Paint scalloped piece brown and heart red; dry brush scalloped edges and tabs white. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • Cut striped paper for frame front and music paper for back; decoupage to frame. Cut greenery paper square; adhere to center front of frame. Adhere scalloped piece over greenery paper; apply rub-ons to painted areas.

STEP 3

  • Cut red/white paper to fit inside can; cut music paper to cover outside of can. Adhere papers with line adhesive.

STEP 4

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay. Shape 1/2”x1” cone nose. Insert toothpick in base; bake and let cool.

STEP 5

  • Hand-cut tiara shape from transparency; add gem flourish.

STEP 6

  • Cut foam ball in half. Using palette knife, apply snow paint to rounded side of one half. Press tiara to head. Let dry.

STEP 7

  • Dip pins in glue; pin bead eyes to face. Dip toothpick in glue; press nose to face.

STEP 8

  • Punch two holes 1/4” apart in center of frame opening. Punch two holes 1/4” apart in top edge of can. Wire can to backside of frame; curl wire ends with pliers to secure.

STEP 9

  • Insert gem brads in tabs. Adhere tabs, embellishments, heart, and snowman to frame. Punch holes in top edges of can; tie trim to holes for hanger.
by Melony Miller Bradley
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