When I was growing up, one of the most profound things that I remember about my mother was her joy of giving. She did homemade gifts and baked goods for friends and family, but also gave her time unselfishly to help others. I’d like to think it’s in my genes too as I find great joy in giving as well.
November is my birthday month and I can’t think of anything I’d love better than giving presents to others. So, starting this week and the weeks to follow in my birthday month, I’ll be making projects that will be part of giveaways, so stay tuned on my blog and Facebook page for more details on how to enter each week.
This week I’ve done a Poinsettia, from CountryScapes – Backyard 4 (1079), on a glass cabochon. It’s sealed with Ice Resin, which gives the paper flower a porcelain-like finish. The poinsettia cabochon will come in a gift box with my Garden Notes Poinsettia (1090) on a slip-off band. Aren’t presents fun?!
To enter this week’s giveaway…
For this week’s giveaway, I will be sending the lucky winner the Poinsettia cabochon from today’s post in a gift box that is decorated with my Garden Notes Poinsettia (1090) on a slip-off band. In addition, Elizabeth Craft Designs is also getting in on the ‘giving’ and you will receive a die to recreate a mini flower cabochon necklace of your own! You can choose from 1 of the 4 dies I’ve used to create the necklaces. In order to enter, comment on this post – ‘who you would give this gift to and why’. The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 7th.
Dies you could win (1 of the 4):
Let’s get started…
I purchased the glass cabochon tiles and sterling silver bails from the jewelry department of a craft store. You can also find the industrial strength adhesive – E6000, which you will need to glue the bail to the cabochon.
Die cut poinsettia from your favorite 80lb cardstock. I used red; 4 in red and 2 in a medium green. Die cut the separate petals twice in red and once in green.
Assemble poinsettia directly on the cabochon using Beacon’s Kids Choice glue. Add several USArtQuest Prills in “Ribbit” to the center for a natural looking flower. Allow flowers/leaves to dry completely on the cabochons before painting on the Ice Resin.
Click here for a video tutorial on Susan’s Garden Club – Backyard 4 Snow Decor (start watching at 2:38)
Mix the Ice Resin, according to manufacture’s instructions – 1:1 of Part A & B. Stir for five minutes to activate the resin. Use a tiny paint brush to apply the resin to the flower pieces. Make sure you don’t “gob” it up, but rather thinly apply it to underneath as well as on top. It takes 48-72 hours for Ice Resin to set completely.
These cabochons would make great gifts for the holidays; I’ve done a few more from my mini-flower collections – leaves, chrysanthemum, and rose. Getting ready for the holidays, these would make great gifts to give!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Glass tile cabochons
Sterling silver balls
Beacon Adhesives/Kids Choice
4″ Gift box