1 6x6 piece of wood (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
MME’s “ American Made” paper
3x5 piece of white chipboard
Miscellaneous paper strips
Glue stick and other adhesives
*Tear off a piece of 12 x 12 foil. Gently crumple it up. Do not crumple into a ball…it will tear when you unfold it.
*Spread glue over the top of your piece of wood. Wrap twine around the wood as many times as you would like then tie off. Add a little more glue over the twine but not too much.
*With the shiny side facing up, place the foil over the top of the wood and twine. Using your finger or a rounded tool, gently rub the foil over the top of the wood and twine, being very careful not to push too hard around the twine. Once the top is covered, put glue on the sides and back and cover with the rest of your foil. Rub over the foil on the sides and back to make sure that all of the foil is adhered to the wood.
*Using a little bit of black acrylic paint and some water, spread the paint over the top of your project. Once it’s covered, using a clean paper towel, wipe off the paint. This gives the paint a more metallic look. You can repeat this as many times as you need to get your desired look. KEEP THE PAPER TOWEL. ;)
*Lightly spritz water on the dull side of your chipboard. Using your paper towel, dab the leftover paint onto the chipboard until desired look is reached. Use heating tool to dry the chipboard.
*I used my “Stars & Stripes Forever” tag from MME’s American Made paper pack and adhered it to the chipboard. Using 3D glue dots, I placed the chipboard tag to the center of my project.
*Tie wire ribbon around the bottom of the project.
*Next, you will want to take 10-12 different colored strips of paper and curl them. Staple them together once you have them arranged the way you would like. (I added a few strips of foil but it’s not necessary. J) Glue the strips to the upper left side of your project. I tried to arrange my strips to look like fireworks…..not sure it worked but I like it just the same!!! ;)
Hope you enjoy this project! I sure had fun!!!