Upcycle Kid's Take on Making
I’m not the only one in my family who enjoys upcycling. Lilly, my daughter, has been transforming everyday items into extra special creations. Here’s what Upcycle Kid has been making lately:
This adorable holiday ornament was a Mason jar lid in its previous life. Never underestimate a child’s ability to deck the halls!
The journey isn’t over yet! This vintage road map is going even more miles as part of an upcycled landscape.
Nothing tops this project! There’s a reason you saved your Backstreet Boys CDs. A CD, a soda bottle cap, and a marble unite to make a toy top.
I’m looking forward to 2018. I hope it’s a year of health, happiness, prosperity, love, and creativity for everyone!
I found a few greeting cards from Christmas past in my vintage paper collection. Since the messages in these cards didn’t have any sentimental value to me, I decided to subject them to upcycle treatment and transform them into ornaments!
I bought papier-mâché ornaments, a Modge Podge foam brush set, Modge Podge Matte glue, Modge Podge Gloss sealer, and Modge Podge Sparkle for this project. I used a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, trim, stencils, acrylic paints, tassels, and jewel stickers to decorate the ornaments.
First, I painted the parts of the papier-mâché ornaments that would stay exposed with acrylic paint. I used stencils to decorate the painted parts.
Then, I traced the shape of the ornaments on the cards. I cut the card stock to the right size and shape to adhere to the ornament.
Next, I used a Modge Podge foam brush to apply Modge Podge Matte glue to the ornament’s surface. I set the card stock in the glue and let it bond to the ornament.
After the glue dried, I painted the card stock affixed to the ornament and the acrylic paint with two coats of Modge Podge Gloss sealer to protect them and add some shine.
Finally, I decorated the ornaments by hot gluing trim to them. I further embellished them with tassels, jewel stickers, and Modge Podge Sparkle.
These beautiful vintage images are now on display on my tree instead of collecting dust in a box!
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