Monday, May 6, 2013


May's DCC theme is WISH! 

Wishes always remind me of Birthdays - "blow out your candles and make a wish!" - so I have created a mixed media BDAY HANGER that I would like to share today. 

1.)  Lightly sand the wooden part of the hanger.  Dilute Pistachio Mint paint by half with water and paint on hanger to achieve a stained effect, let dry.  Once dry distress with Tea Dye ink.  Paint chipboard bday letters Petal Pink.  This may take several coats, let dry.  Paint Tacky Glue on letters, sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
2.)  Attach striped paper to shipping tags with Premium Extreme double sided adhesive tape, then trim 1/2" from either edge of tag.  Punch five 1" circles from orange glitter paper and cut out five "flames" from yellow glitter paper.  Layer together with Premium Extreme.  Attach flames to candle with 2" sections of chenille stem and Tacky Glue, let dry.  Attach bday and flower to front of candles with Tacky Glue, let dry.  Lay candles out upside down and attach yellow satin ribbon with Tacky Glue, let dry.
3.)  Attach polka dot paper to chipboard letters HAPPY with Premium Extreme, distress edges with Tea Dye.  Attach randomly to left side of hanger with Foam Adhesive Pads. 
4.)  Cut two strips from pastel striped paper 4" by 12" and attach with Premium Extreme to create one 24" length.  Fan fold entire length, creasing with bone folder, and attach ends with Premium Extreme to create a tube.  Cover 3" chipboard circle with Premium Extreme, gather and push down on tube to form a rosette.  Layer an orange gltter paper 3" circle, then a yellow glitter paper 2 1/2" scalloped circle, then cupcake embellishment.  Attach to right side of hanger with Foam Adhesive Pads.
5.)  Attach yellow satin ribbon with candles to each end of hanger with thumb tacks, cover tacks with buttons or other embellishments.  Tie pink gingham ribbon in bow around hanger hook, trim ends.  Attach embellishments, sequins and rhinestones to hanger as a finishing touch. 
Personalize your HAPPY BDAY hanger with specific colors and/or themes to match a Birthday party OR add the Birthday boy or girl's name! 
I hope that you have enjoyed my post for today! Now you can HOP around to all of the DCC Designers to see the WISH themed projects they have created! Just use the navaigation box on the right hand side of my blog to hop forward or hop back!
Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Anonymous said...

What an adorable project! What is great is you could use it over and over again. Thank you for sharing your project! "Wishing" you a great day!

-Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Anonymous said...

I love this, Beth! It's so cheerful and sunshiny and sure to bring wishes all year long!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

What a great project, so happy!

Terry Ricioli Designs said...

Super cute! Love the colors!

Cindi McGee said...

Clever and colorful - great project :0)