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An Apple for the Teacher Shaker Box

NeW! Gnome Shaker goes ELF!


Have you seen all the NeW! Shakers Clear Scraps has released? If not, ya gotta take a look! You can see them here, along with a bunch of other new products that have been recently released... WHAT'S NEW

I love the new Gnome Mini Shaker...

He is just adorable! Uber cute as a gnome, but I can also see him as a wizard or santa or an ELF! And since it is July, I thought a Christmas in July project would be fun. If you are  finding yourself with extra time on your hands at the moment, why not get a little holiday crafting done?

I decided to "deconstruct" my shaker since I wanted to embellish a wine bottle and only had 1 shaker on hand. But you could also do this project with 3 shakers and fill them with sequins, tiny bells, pom poms, glitter, etc. I started with a clear bottle from a craft store and inked it green with a glass paint dauber, but you could start with a green bottle.


To make the elves, I painted the hat outline of the chipboard pieces red and the beard portion white. Then I backed them with printed papers. I accordion folded strips of printed papers for the arms and legs and added mittens and shoes with black cardstock. I used eyelash fringe yarn for the hair and inked a white pom pom pink for the nose. A swirl of trim and a rhinestone at the tip of the hat added the finishing touch...

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To assemble the project, I adhered all the elves at angles down the front of the bottle. I used a piece of white covered wire, with several finger sized bends in it to hold the sticker (back the sticker with paper). The wire was inserted in the top of the cork and I tied a twine bow at the base of the sticker. I also added a ribbon bow to the neck of the bottle.

I created a tag with the leftover plastic insert and chipboard backing from the shaker...


I painted the hat red and the beard white on the plastic piece. I painted the chipboard backing piece white. I traced the bottom part of the chipboard piece on a piece of printed paper and cut that out for his clothes. Then did the same thing for the shoes on black cardstock. The clothes and shoes were glued onto the chipboard piece, then I flipped the plastic piece painted side DOWN and adhered it as well. This gives your tag a shiny look! Eyelash fringe was used for the hair and a white pom pom inked pink was used for the nose. A green rhinestone was added to the tip of the hat. I adhered a piece of printed paper to the tag, then used 3D Dots to adhere the elf. A twine bow through the hole finishes off the tag.

Clear Scraps shakers are fun to fill and use on projects, but using all the pieces separately made for fun projects as well! 


Clear Scraps: Gnome Mini Shaker

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar and Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint, Score-Pal Scoring Board, Wine Bottle and Cork, Printed Papers, Black Cardstock, White Covered Wire, Christmas Twine, Red Ribbon, Rhinestones, White Eyelash Fringe Yarn, White Mini Pom Poms, White Tag, Scissors and Trimmer


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