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Bird Plant Pot

Add some “tweetingly” good style to your home this Autumn with this bird plant pot.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings….

Decorate this beautiful ceramic bird flower pot in under five minutes and display your favourite flowers with pride. A perfect craft for all the family!

You will need: (purple items are available to buy here on mueshop.org)

A ceramic bird

A paint brush

Acrylic paint

Card

Black Pen

PVA glue or varnish

Place your bird on a piece of card and paint with your chosen colour.

Add colourful details and highlights.

 

Varnish or gloss with PVA glue inside and out to create a waterproof seal.

Display with your choice of flowers.

 

Made by Kate Towers

 

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Wooden Bird Feeder

Create something for the birds and help feed them as the months get colder with this wooden bird feeder. A wonderful way to attract birds to your garden that you can admire through the window.

You will need: (purple items available to buy here at mueshop.org)

Wooden bird feeder

Acrylic paint

Beads

Glue

 

 

Step 1- Paint the bird feeder with your chosen colours. Ensure you cover all the wood to give it a protective coat, you can add a coat of nontoxic sealant to safely weatherproof.

Step 2- Glue beads around the outside of the apple cut-out. Do this on both sides.

Step 3- Hang the feeder on the garden and add an apple or ball of bird food to attract birds.

 

Made by Angela Stead

 

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Count Your Blessings Canvas

Count Your Blessings Canvas

Have fun painting and decorating this striking Count Your Blessings Canvas.

You Will Need:

Step 1- Paint your canvas using watercolour paints, blend as you go to create a multicoloured effect.

Step 2- Using black watercolour paint, paint the outline for the words ‘count’ and ‘your’.

Step 3- Use scrap paper to create a template for the card that will have the word ‘Blessings’ on, trace onto and cut this shape out of the card. Write out the letters and note that between the two ‘S’ letters is the centre point and work your way out to spread the letters evenly. Glue to the canvas.

Step 4- Fill the ‘count your’ letters in with white acrylic paint and paint the letters for ‘blessings’. Once this has dried, paint the letters for ‘blessings’ if it needs more emphasis.

Step 5- Fold the ribbon into a leaf and stem shape, glue and folded points and glue onto canvas.

Step 6- Position your butterflies where you would like them and glue them onto the canvas.

Made by Angela Stead

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Ravishing Rainbow Necklace

Ravishing Rainbow Necklace

A ravishing rainbow necklace. Step out in style this summer with your very own hand painted rainbow necklace. Perfect with any outfit.

You will need:

  • Wooden Beads
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Necklace wire
  • PVA glue
  • Empty jar
  • A paintbrush
  • Straws

 

Step 1- Insert the straw into the bead ready to paint.

Step 2- Paint the bead your chosen colour. Ensure you get an even coat all the way round.

Step 3- Place the straws with the painted beads into the empty jar. Allow 12 hours for drying. You can add a this layer of PVA glue once dried to ensure the paint doesn’t rub off.

Step 4- Thread the beads onto the wire necklace.

Step 5- Your necklace is ready! You can try lots of different colour combinations.

Made by Kate Towers

 

 

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Decorative Letter Delights

Decorative Letter Delights

Express yourself with these wonderful Decorative Letter Delights. A great craft to use new buttons as well as make use of old buttons in any colour scheme.

You will need:

Decorative Letter Delights 1. Paint your wooden letter with your chosen colour.

Decorative Letter Delights

2. Glue down each button to the inside of the letter shell.

Decorative Letter Delights

 

3. Finished letter- Glue the ribbon trim around the edge. Once this is dry your letter is ready to go on display.

Made by Kate Towers

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