Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
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To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Fun crafts project turned rocks into colourful ladybugs

Submitted by on May 13, 2009 – 3:12 amOne Comment


I have so many rocks and shells in my house that I just had to find a way to do something with them. My little rock collector seems to know exactly how many pieces he has found over the past months so I cannot even attempt to gently remove them without causing a major upset – I am hoping this is just a phase as our house can only accommodate a limited amount of rocks.

I found this idea on Kaboose where I often go to find interesting recycling crafts.

To make ladybug rocks is very easy and all you need is smooth, round oval rocks (we have plenty of those!), acrylic paint, 2 wiggle eyes for each ladybug, a black marker, acrylic matt sealer spray and white vinyl glue.

Before you start make sure all the rocks are washed and dry, then paint the rocks in your favourite colour and leave to dry. Apply a second coat of paint especially if you are using light colours. Paint the head with black paint and use a black marker to draw a strait line down the middle and paint the dots on either side of the line applying a lot of paint to the paintbrush. Once the paint is fully dry finish the ladybugs with acrylic sealer. Make sure the seal is dry before you glue on the wiggly eyes.


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