Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CHRISTMAS IN JULY with Beth McIlraith

 Christmas in July...a chance to make some fun ornaments using recycled books. 

When: Saturday, July 11 at 12 noon
Where: Eureka Methodist Church
RSVP: Yes, by July 8

We'll make two structures. The first, a series of circles with a cord and beads, was designed by Beth.

The second structure is a modified "star book" copied (with her permission) from Bobbie Hayes' Christmas card exchange item last year. This small book or card can be tied open into a star ornament.

Beth will provide all of the illustrations, cardstock, beads, ribbon and cord. Everything will be cut to size and ready to use. We'll have lots of time to explore variations on the structures. Since the process is pretty simple, our goal will be to have several well-made ornaments to take home. There will also be extra sets to take home and put together later...which means we will have plenty to keep AND give away!

Tools to Bring:

  • Bone folder (Teflon ones are great if you have one)
  • Cutting mat
  • Small ruler
  • Scissors (small)
  • Waste paper to glue on (old catalog, magazine, etc.)
  • Pencil and pens
  • OPTIONAL: Metallic pens, colored pencils
Materials Provided:
  • Cardstock & illustrations (cut to size) including extras to take home
  • Glue sticks
  • Double stick tape
  • Beads, cord, and ribbon
  • Printed instructions
Materials Fee: $3.00

By the way--Beth is down-sizing in preparation for a move. As a result, we will have access to both free and sale items from her stash.

RSVP by July 8 to Beth. Her contact information can be found in the newsletter.

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