Welcome to the Blog Hop! The hop starts today, Friday July 2nd through Sunday July 4th. Each blog will be showcasing a different project inspired by summer and all of its glory! Hop through each blog to check out the instructions for creating each project, then choose a project to recreate. Post your project in the AMM gallery and in this thread. You will have until Friday July 9th at midnight to post your project to be eligible to win an Echo Park Collection pack! More than one project created earns you another chance in the random drawing. Please be sure that projects are created especially for this contest. Good luck!
Creating a Parade Wand:
3 Dimensional Star Pattern (http://www.craftathome.com/Instructional/paperglitterstar.html)
To Create Your Parade Wand:
1. If your patterned paper is cardstock weight, print one template and trace it and cut it out 5 times of your chosen paper(s). If your patterned paper is light weight like mine was, print 5 templates on cardstock weight paper and cut them out. Adhere to the back side of your paper and then cut them out.
2. Score your fold lines (dotted) and fold, adhering the tabs where they should be adhered to create your star point. Repeat for all 5 star points.
4. Decide the length you want your wand to be and cut it out of the wooden dowel. Keep in mind that you will need to cut the length that you want PLUS the height of the star as it will be inserted all the way into the star.
5. Cut an opening large enough to place the dowel through the star.
6. Add adhesive to the tip of the dowel and insert it into the star. Add adhesive around the bottom of the star where the dowel is to add strength. Don't worry that it looks messy, you will cover it up!
7. Cut several lengths of ribbon and adhere them to the wand. Cover up where they are attached by using more ribbon to wrap around it.
8. Add stickles or paint or puff paint to the creases of the star if desired and let dry.
9. Create a center embellishment using embellishments etc that you have to fit the look of your wand. I used a milk cap, crepe paper ribbon and stickers to create mine.
Now hop on over to Staci's blog! http://creatingmyeveryday.blogspot.com/!