Introduction: Knick Knack Decoration

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There once was a Lady who lived in a Shoe. She had so many Nick Knacks she didn't know what to do! Well here is the solution to that!

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (or other straight surface)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Round surface (I just used a paper plate)
  • Cardboard (no thinner that card stock)
  • Acrylic paint (rainbow colors)
  • Final fixative spray
  • And finally Nick Knacks! (shells, buttons, jewels, beads, etc...)

Step 2: Trace, Cut & Label Your Cardboard

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Take your round surface and trace it onto the cardboard.

Cut out the Circle.

Using the Ruler, divide the circle into 6 sections.

Label the sections Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple.

Note: Try to make the words as light as possible so when we put the Nick Knacks on the Pencil won't show through. :)

Step 3: Sort Your Nick Knacks

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Sort out all your Nick Knacks.

Put them on the circle as shown in the picture.

Remember: Some of the Nick Knacks may be the right color, so make sure you put them in the right section.

Step 4: Paint the Nick Knacks

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Take all the Nick Knacks off of the Red Section and paint them Red.

Do this with all the other sections painting them the assigned Color.

Note: Do a thin coat of paint so they will dry faster and if you use Craft paint it may take longer to dry, but it will turn out much better.

Step 5: Glue on the Nick Knacks

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Once the Nick Knacks are dry, Glue the Nick Knacks to the assigned area.

It seems like a short step but this one takes the longest. :)

Step 6: Spray the Finnish

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Once the Glue is dry Spray the Final Fixative all over the project.

This gives it a shiny look and it makes it so the paint will not rub off as easy.

Caution: Do this step outside or in a well ventilated area!!!! And it is also very Flammable!!!!!

Comments

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2015-08-29

I would have to make about 1,000 of these to use up all of my knock knacks, or "junk" as other people would say. (to which I would reply "one woman's junk is another's treasure")

What do you plan to do with it now?

I Just put it up in my room to decorate! Or you could give it as a present!

I was thinking it would be a great craft for kids to do with found objects, like stones, pine cones, snail shells... all the stuff kids tend to collect. It could make a good gift too. You could personalize it by using items that they like to collect, or that have some special meaning for them.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-29

Nice decoration.

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