Sunday, 5 April 2015

Hello Life project hack

Happy Easter! I hope you have a pleasant and restful day.

This project is something completely different for me. I made it at our homemade crafty retreat last weekend.

In the later planning stages, I mentioned that I fancied having a go at the Hello Life Project Kit on page 6 of the Spring/Summer catalogue, but unfortunately we’d left it a bit late to order in time for our event.

But we are crafty ladies, remember, and will always find a way. So, using the powers of next-day delivery, we ordered some black cooling racks and decided to see what we could come up with.

After removing the legs with pliers, and with only the photo in the catalogue to go on, we set to work.

It turns out that the Project Life Accessory Packs are PERFECT for a Hello Life project hack. (It also turns out that I NEED a lot more Project Life Accessory Packs - they are exactly what lots of us are looking for… a wide variety of embellishments in small numbers. And you can use them for lots of projects, not just scrapbooking!)

With the contents of several craft rooms on hand (lots of us had over-packed!), we had not problem creating our own take on this fabulous project. The only thing I couldn’t lay my hands on were window sheets for the shaker element, but we compromised with a cello bag.

My top tip for creating this project comes from my friend, Ann. After noticing how tricky it was to peg your elements onto the frame, she decided that glueing them on was the way forward, using the pegs merely for show. However, my glue dots weren’t co-operating, which is why my striped heart shaker is at such a rakish angle! Sticky Strip would be better. You could still peel them off later to change the display. 

My second tip would be to ditch the pompoms, as they are very time-consuming to create!

The frame with the white background is for a photo, which can be slid in the side. The banners are made from a combination of cardstock and Project Life cards. 

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