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Tuesday, October 15 2013

This month the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop features designs with Sticky Sticks! Sticky Sticks are a craft stick with an instant and strong adhesive strip at one end which adheres to a multitude of surfaces. I was inspired by the fields of brilliant sunflowers and created a large flower to hang on my kitchen's brick wall.

You will need: 1 pkg of Sticky Sticks; Lemon Yellow, Tangerine Rit Dye; Gold, Yellow Kunin Felt; Black buttons by Button Galore; 3" Smooth foam ball; Westcott Brand scissors and Fabri-tac glue by Beacon.

Step 1: Dye the sticks to the adhesive line. Brush or dip sticks in Lemon Yellow dye and brush on Tangerine along edges, reverse colors, mix colors, have fun! Set aside to dry.

Step 2: Cut Yellow felt piece in half lengthwise. Fold each piece in half lengthwise and cut slits from center fold to 1/4" from edges.

Step 3: Cut a 6" circle from Gold felt. Cut a 3" circle for back. Cut Smooth foam ball in half. Center ball round side down on felt circle. Smooth and glue felt edges to bottom of foam ball.

Step 4: Glue black buttons to cover gold foam ball. Begin at edge and glue folded yellow strips around foam ball half. Glue second strip overlapping first piece.

Step 5: Turn ball over and glue a 3" circle of Gold felt to flat side. Fasten adhesive ends of sticks around the circle. Add ribbon or cord loop and hang! Enjoy many more crafty ideas with Sticky Sticks, just click on the DCC button in the sidebar! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 01:00 am   |  Permalink   |  9 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Posted by Melony Bradley on 10/15/2013 - 10:29 AM
Awesome Debra! Love the button center on this www.mel-designs.typepad.com
Posted by Stacey Floyd on 10/16/2013 - 12:47 AM
Oh, Debra, this is perfect for this time of year! Here, in my home state of Utah, there are a billion sunflowers at their peak right now! Thank you for this amazing project, and for the time that went into planning it! You are amazing!! Stacey (Sticky Sticks, LLC)
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 10/16/2013 - 02:14 AM
Thank you so much Melony and Stacey! I love sunflowers and think they are such a beautiful flower!
Posted by Marjolaine Walker on 11/07/2013 - 04:40 PM
What a great way to use the sticky sticks!
Posted by Debra on 11/07/2013 - 05:01 PM
Thanks Marjolaine! They are fun stcks to work with!
Posted by madeline on 11/08/2013 - 03:54 PM
Very nice tutorial, Deb.
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 11/08/2013 - 04:35 PM
Thank you Madeline!
Posted by Carmen on 11/09/2013 - 07:49 PM
This is so cheerful and pretty, Debra! What a great idea to add color to the StickySticks with dye!
Posted by Debra on 11/09/2013 - 08:42 PM
Thanks so much Carmen

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Heart + Hands Create Magic. Mimi to 11 Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate and celebrate, sharing joy and inspiration from my heritage five star B & B on the east coast of Canada. Lead Design Kunin Felt. 2018 AFCI Designer Chair.

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