Hello there friends! Today's the first day of the week-long upcycled projects! First up is this pretty little tiered stand. :)
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Step1 : Pleat ribbon around the circumference of tart mold. I used glue dots - faster and less messy.
Step 2: Cut out the base of a soda can. Cut around the circumference to create "petals".
Step 3: Add a piece of paper doiley and then the petaled soda can base.
Step 4: Add patterned paper and the faux birds. Dress it up further with some coloured beads.
I also added stickles to the birds so they really sparkle.
Step 5: Upcycle a ribbon holder for the “stand” between the tiers. [you need something sturdy] Glue patterned paper around it. Add some ribbon and pearls.
Step 6: For the bottom tier: Repeat pleated ribbon technique on bottom tier. Adhere patterned paper to base of mold. Apply crackle paint in rock candy for a sparkly crackle finish. Add coloured ribbon and pearls.
Step 7: Die-cut two birdcages with the soda can.
Adhere them with 3D dots so that the silver parts are showing on both front and back.
Step 8: Affix the birdcages to the mold.(I used glue dots and then glossy accents for reinforcement) Add some tulle (which covers up the adhesive marks). Assemble your tiered stand. I glued mine down with glossy accents.
I have been using my stand to house my fave little trinkets. What will you use yours for?
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Supplies: 2 tart molds (different sizes), Satin ribbon/lace, Paper doiley, Soda can, Patterned paper (Pink Paislee), Pearls/trims, Beads/charms, Stickles, Ranger Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, Glue dots/3D dots, Glossy accents, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bird Cage Die, A pair of faux birds, Scissors, Ribbon holder