So MilkyWay and Hershey (bunny critters) decided that they were going to nibble on my little strawberry plants this morning.
On to a serious note, here is this weeks tutorial. A real simple vintage style rusted bottle holder. Which has been put to use in the garden.
- brown cardstock
- acrylic paint raw sienna, expresso and orange
- white glue
- scissors or paper trimmer
- ball stylus
- 1/8 hole punch
- old toothbrush
Cut a few strips of the brown card stock approximately 1/8th wide and a 2″x 3″piece. . Paint the strips with the raw sienna on both sides and let dry.
Make a wash of the expresso and splatter with the toothbrush. Randomly on both sides and let dry.
Next make a wash of the orange and splatter the paint onto the strips lightly both sides. I then made a mixture of the orange and the expresso and splattered that onto the strips both sides.
Do the same steps to your 2 x 3 piece of cardstock. Let dry.
I have this sewing hem measuring guide that I use for small projects. Much easier than a larger ruler.
Take one of the strips and measure out a rectangle. 1″ x 1.5″ x 1″x 1.5″. Leave a little over lap for gluing.
Measure out three pieces measuring 1 1/2″. Bend 1/4″ right angle from each end.
Glue into place. (Next time I make this, I will space the two end strips closer the edge. Think of the spacing as 5 strips evenly.)
Cut two strips 2″ long and bend right angles 1/4″ at each end. Glue into place length wise.
Let dry and then turn over to work from the top side.
Cut 2 strips 1 1/8″ in length and bend right angle 1/8″ at each end. Glue into place.
Cut 1 strip 1 3/4″ in length and bend right angle 1/8″ at each end. Glue into place.
Your should have a grid like the above photo. Test to be sure what ever you are going to place into the holder will fit.
The handle is a strip 1 3/4″ long and bent at the following points. 1/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 1/2 , 1/8″. Making a “U” shape with tabs.
Glue into place and let dry.
Next punch a few 1/8″ holes from the 2″x 3″ card stock.
Use your ball stylus and round out. This is the mock rivet heads. Glue one onto each point where the strips cross/meet.
Here you can see them better. Dry and ta da…your done.
Fill it up with your favorite things.
Don’t forget to watch for those rascal rabbits trying to nibble away.
I better go and find them some more carrots.
Hope you enjoyed!