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Ultimate Brown Paper Bag Crafting

So what's this made of? Is it metal? Is it plastic? No it's Brown Paper Bag!
Yes from a far off time in the 1990's I learned from Aleene's Creative Living Show how to do this.
I LOVED that show! I now watch them at www.Cool2Craft.com
I watched Heidi Borchers take layers of brown paper bag and Aleene's tacky glue and Burn it!
YES, Burn it to get a metal like effect!
My daughter loves Harry Potter and wanted the Leaky Cauldron sign to hang by her room.
I ALWAYS say to myself...hmmm I think I can make that!
And here it is!
I would use popsicle sticks or heavy wire to stabalize it between the layers of brown paper bag,



You can see the thin wire I used from the top of the hat into the scroll.



I burned the wet glue in stages.
I used a little silver Rub N Buff . 
You choose the type of metal effect you want.
I take a little on my finger and lightly rub it over the project.
Use a soft paper towel or tissue to wipe off excess.
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I actually made the brackets to screw in the wall.





And here is my daughter with her early Christmas present.

Make it a great day!


P.S. I think my next project will be roosters but I think I'll use the brown paper bag, glue and paint for that faux enamel look to hang in my kitchen!
Mom Workin' At Home!

12 comments:

  1. AWESOME Julie! I'm headed off to share this at Cool2Craft. Thank you SO much for sharing!!

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  2. Julie I just love your crafting witch. This is something that I will add to my home as well. I just LOVE IT!!

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  3. Thank you so much Tiffany! I am so honored! :)

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  4. Hey Julie
    Loved what you did!
    Where can i find the template to make one?
    It looks Great!

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    1. Thank you!
      I basically copied the photo from Amazon and fit it in Word to the size I wanted then printed it. Hope that helps! 😊

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    2. I created a PDF with templates and instructions which can be found at the top of the article. Let me know if you're able to print it properly. Thanks!

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  5. Can i ask you to pls sent me the word file? In not very good at copping things :(

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  6. no... Can you help mewith it? how can i send you my email Privately?

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  7. You can connect with me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/juliegregson 😊

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  8. never mind :) go it! cant wait to start working on it :) thanx for your help Julie :)

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    1. Please send me a photo of your finished project!

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  9. Friend me! 😀😁😉🤗🙂

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