Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
How to make:
I just eyeballed and drew the top of the dress on a blank piece of paper (I folded the paper in half and made adjustments to get it even on both sides), then cut it out. From top to bottom it measured about 4 inches. I traced this onto the back of a paper plate and cut it out so I had a heavy duty stencil to trace around the poems once they were printed onto white card stock paper.
I found the "Threads of Eternity" poem on the internet and copy and pasted it into word document, shrunk the font (Lucida Handwriting) size down to 6 and the title to 14. Put two to a page then traced the dress around the poems once they were printed.
You will need these items: white hankie, a jumbo paperclip, a bobby pin, scissors, a small rose/flower (I got mine from walmart in a small package), glue gun, and needle nose craft pliers
cut out top of dress and set aside
Get the paperclip and needle-nose pliers.
*you can watch a video on how to make a minature hanger on youtube.
Open up paper clip and make a hook going backwards with the shorter side (right side)
The hook goes towards the back
now straighten out the longer side
Hook the shorter side you made the hook with to the longer side and bend wire to make an even bottom half of the hanger.
What it should look like once you have positioned the hook to make it look even.
Then use your pliers to make the hook for the top of the hanger. This will take some working. Try to make the neck of the hanger (above the small hook) longer so you can glue the small rose there. The paper clip should be the perfect length. On the youtube video the lady cut off the end of the wire to make a smaller hook but I like it better this way.
On this little rose I was able to work the hanger behind the petals so it will stay on better
Move it down onto the neck of the hanger and position it for gluing.
Glue the flower in place
Now get your cut out top of dress. Turn it over and glue bobby pin to back right at the waist.
glue the hanger in place
Then get your handkerchief and follow the folding instructions below
Put the handkerchief in the bobby pin and WALAA!!!