Crafting With Copper: 27 Creative Projects for Home & Garden by Jana Freiband

By Jana Freiband

Artistic steel paintings Made Simple
Fabulous works of steel artwork don't require pricey fabrics, risky instruments, or detailed defense equipment. traditional copper tubing and rolls of sheet copper can be found at any ironmongery store or domestic middle, and will be used for an unlimited variety of shrewdpermanent and artistic craft goods. Crafting with Copper provides readers whole plans and instructions for 27 easy-to-build tasks they'll be proud to demonstrate in domestic and backyard, or provide away as gifts.
Working with copper is a remarkably effortless craft-one that may introduce readers to the fantastic international of inventive steel paintings and construct self belief of their abilities. tender and bendable but inflexible sufficient to carry its form, copper items might be shaped with uncomplicated cuttings instruments and inexpensive propane torches, or prepare with screws or glue.

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Let dry. glitter glue embellishments—tiny dots or thin stripes 2 Add are best. Let dry. the peacock’s body, draw a 2-inch tall figure 3 Toeightcreate on the back of the blue craft paper; make the top oval about half the size of the bottom one. Cut along the outside edge of the figure eight, leaving about 1⁄8 inch of space around it. the beak, cut a tiny triangle from the yellow craft 4 For paper and glue it, pointing down, to the small end of the figure eight. your fan, cut a 1-inch square from either color of 5 Tocraftcreate paper and glue the bottom points of your feathers to it close together in a fan shape.

Instead of jumping into a fancy knitting project or a king-sized quilt, start off with simple, basic crafts. The pom-pom is a perfect place to begin because all you need is yarn and scissors—and so many cute things can be made from it. Start with a thick yarn; you’ll need less of it to make a full, satisfying pom-pom. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • Yarn • A fork, a smartphone, cardboard, a deck of cards, or a small book (optional) • Scissors what base to wrap your yarn around, first decide what 1 Tosizechoose you’d like your pom-pom to be.

8 To make the pull cord, braid six 30-inch-long strands of yarn together to make a 24-inch cord. Glue it to the underside of the base, in front of the single car. Glue the dog’s feet to the top of the base. " when your friends see these hanging on the wall. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • Yarn in various colors • Kid-safe needle • Scissors • Mesh flyswatter Follow the stitch guides on the following pages to create the bug of your choice. cut a long piece of yarn, about 24 inches, and 1 Totie abegin, couple of knots at one end.

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