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How to Craft – Basics

by / Tuesday, 03 January 2012 / Published in How To Craft

Instructions Written By:

Utah County Mom

I picked up a “Gobble” wood craft kit for Thanksgiving at Crafty Wood Cutouts in Orem. It was really easy to do, and only took about 2 hours from start to finish. (This is one of the bigger projects)

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First I traced the letters on the wrong side of the paper. I made sure the letter was upside-down when I traced. You could trace on the front side of the paper leaving the letter right-side-up, but I chose to do it this way so I wouldn’t have to erase any pencil marks.

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Then I painted the sides and back of each letter. I painted every side of each piece of the turkey.

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I also painted just around the edges of the front side of the letters in case the paper didn’t end up being cut exactly to each edge.

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While the paint was drying, I cut out the letters I had traced on the scrapbook paper.

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Once the paint was completely dry, I used Mod Podge to secure each paper cutout to each wood piece. Never used Mod Podge? Just paint a layer where you want the paper to go, using it as a glue. Smooth your paper over the wood making sure there are no bubbles or creases. Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the top to finish it off. The Mod Podge will be creamy at first, but it dries clear.

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For the turkey, I painted just the top of each piece with Mod Podge. I spread the glitter all over and let dry. I shake the excess glitter off onto a piece of cardstock, and put it back in the glitter container for future use. I then used wood glue to glue the pieces together.

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I added ribbons and raffia to the G, B, L, and E.

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I added 3 jewels to one of the Bs.

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It turned out great! This would be perfect project to do with a young woman working on Personal Progress, or a ladies craft night!

Instructions Written By:

Utah County Mom

5 Responses to “How to Craft – Basics”

  1. Andie Miller says : Reply

    I love this! And your instructions are so easy to follow, especially for us craft lovers that still feel like beginners.Thanks a million!

  2. Kelly says : Reply

    The biggest problem I have with these cute and fun crafts is trying to decide what scrapbooking paper to use.
    It is fun and relaxing to do the crafts because they are so easy to do. And I love the feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Kelly says : Reply

    The biggest problem I have with these cute and fun crafts is trying to decide what scrapbooking paper to use.
    It is fun and relaxing to do the crafts because they are so easy, and I love the feeling of accomplishment.

    • bbollard says : Reply

      Our designers have the same problem with scrapbooking paper sometimes. But they love to tell friends and family that they actually made the craft and didn’t just buy it.

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