Hello Crafty Friends!
It's Dana and I'm back with a fun project just in time for fall. I love shakers and I thought it would be fun to create something different this time around. So why not turn our favorite shakers into ornaments! Clear Scraps has such a wide variety of shakers to chose from. So be sure to check them out.
For today's project, we'll be using Clear Scraps maple leaf, owl and circle mini shakers.
But feel free to create which ever ones you prefer. I think this would be also fun to create different shaker ornaments for different seasons and holidays too.
The papers are chose to use are from Simple Stories "Cozy Days" collection. But any fall papers you already have will work just fine.
Let's begin with the maple least shaker.
I began by choosing one of the papers to cover my bottom shaker piece. I cut out and glued my paper down using Beacon glue. This glue is strong ND made to work well with chipboard. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. Then using my Distress tool, I smoothed out any rough edges. For my top shaker piece, I applied some Sparks Ginger Magic paint over the top. Once dry, I took a brush and applied some copper Glitterific over top. This gives a nice glittery accent. Then I painted the stem of my leaf with some brown acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
Glue your next two chipboard layers on top with your Beacon glue. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads whatever you like. I used Clear Scraps Fall sequins Click here Take the acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing on top of your previous layers. Then glue your top piece in place. I like to add a few clothespins to hold my shaker firmly in place until the glue dries. Do not shake or move your shaker until it dries throughly. To finish, I added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge.
Owl Shaker: Trace, cut and glue your paper to your bottom shaker piece as we did before. Trim away any excess paper using your x-acto knife and Distress any rough edges using a Distress or sanding tool. I took my top shaker piece and covered it with another coordinating paper from this collection. Repeat the same steps as before. I fussy cut out to small hearts from my scrap paper and glued one inside each section of my owls eyes. I took and diecut a scalloped shape from one of the sentiments on my Journaling card. Glue the sentiment in the center of my bottom section of my owl shaker. I painted the owls feet using some light pink acrylic paint.
I then adhered my next two chipboard shaker pieces in place. Add any shaker filler of your choice in each section of your shaker. I chose Clear Scraps heart confetti Click here Peel off the protective film from both sides of the acrylic piece and glue in place. Add your top shaker piece. Then set aside to dry throughly before shaking!
Repeat the same steps as we previously did. I covered my top shaker piece with another coordinating paper. But you can decorate yours using paints, sprays or glitter. I diecut another sentiment piece and glued in the center of my bottom base.
I added a cute pumpkin spice coffee sticker on one side of my sentiment. And fussy cut a smalll pumpkin, inked around the edges and glued on the right side of my sentiment piece. Glue your next two chipboard layers in place. Add your shaker filler, acrylic layer and top piece. Set aside to dry throughly. I also adhered a grateful sticker sentiment along the bottom of my shaker.
To finish our ornaments I hot glued a piece of jute cord to the back of each shaker. Now they are ready to hang on your fall tree or even in your window.
Here's some closeups!
I hope you have enjoyed this project today. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Clear Scraps blog! Keep sharing your crafty makes with us on our Facebook Creative page!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Cozy Days collection, scallop and circle dies, Beacon glue, Distress tool, Glitterific -Copper, Sparks paint Ginger Magic, jute cord, hot glue, light pink acrylic paint, Distress Ink