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Hiya Crafties!

Today I decided to make something other than cards, a home decor project!

I used colored popsicle sticks to make this project.

The stamps are by Jillibean Soup called ‘Bowl of Dreams’.

I enjoyed making this project, quick and easy!

I love the positive uplifting message it conveys.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Tree Jewelry Holder featuring Craft Cement!

Hey Crafties!
I am back with another project for Itsy Bitsy.
This month’s Blog Challenge is Challenge #19: Anything Goes using Little Birdie Craft Cement.
Little Birdie Craft Cement is such a versatile product. You can use any mould/plastic box available at home to make different types of holders!
Today, I have a step by step photo tutorial to help you create a ‘Tree Jewelry Holder’.

Let’s begin :
Step 1
Let us first make the tree. For this, I die cut bright white cardstock and 2 different shades of brown handmade cardstock using ‘Flowering Tree’ thin cut die. All products are by Little Birdie.
Step 2
I adhered all three of the tree die cuts in such a way that they were not aligned exactly behind each other and was slightly off. I did this on purpose so that you can see each color peeking a bit.
* You can use different shades of same color cardstock to give added dimension to your die cuts *
Step 3
I then die cut the little flowers & leaves that come with the ‘Flowering Tree’ die set using different colors of felt.
Step 4
The next step involves sticking these leaves & flowers on the tree.
This is how it looks :
Step 5
Let’s make the base now!
I mixed the required amount of Little Birdie Craft Cement gradually with water till I got a flowing consistency. I applied a bit of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the inside of the plastic box. Then I poured the cement mixture into it. You can use whatever box is available.
* Pour water gradually into the cement and not in one go *
Step 6
I let the cement sit in the mould for about 10 min and then pressed the tree upright inside it. I also pressed a small lid beside the tree to create a holder for my jewelry.
* Put a heavy object inside the small lid to create a deeper dent *
Step 7
I kept it aside for 24 hours and then took the cement base out of the mould. I also took the lid out. It looks like this :
Step 8
Now Lets decorate the jewelry holder we made. I applied Glass Bead Gel with a spatula on the base of the tree and let it dry till it turned transparent. This gives the effect of small rocks at the bottom of the tree.
Step 9
After this I painted the base with ‘Charcoal’ chalk paint. To finish off, I glued some leaves and flowers that were leftover from Step 3 on the base of the tree with silicon glue.
Ta da! Our project is complete!
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka