Monday, March 3, 2014

Creating a Tiki Bar with Eileen Hull's Candy Box Die from Sizzix

Hello Scrappy Campers!

I was looking at my Tiki Bar Mini sitting up on the shelf, you know the one we did last summer in our Ustream class? And I have been organizing my studio and came across Eileen Hull's The Candy Box die by Sizzix. See what happens when you turn it on it's side!
First you want to cut it out of some chipboard, I really like the Sizzix mat board but I currently don't have any so chipboard will do.
 I used the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue for this project, ahhh I can hear the palm trees swaying....
 Next, cut out 3 Tim Holtz Sizzix Fringe pieces, you will also need a paper straw cut into 3" pieces, a piece of chipboard for the bar top (2 1/2 x 2 inches) and some paper to mat the chip board bar top ( 2 pcs. the same size 2 1/2 x 2), roof (3 1/2 x 2 inches) and roof lining 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches). The pole attachments are 1/4 inch x 5 inches and are cut from light weight chip board.

After taking the piece of paper for the roof , score it at 3/8 of an inch on three sides and fold those sides down to form a roof , you want to cover it by cutting the fringe piece down and layering them onto the roof piece. Then crinkle up the ends of the fringe. This is the islands mon', the wind be blowing the fire out of the straw (sorry I can't help myself)
Cut out paper to mat all sides of the candy box. Fold up box and glue tab in.Can you hear the ocean waves yet?
 Take the mats for the bar top and punch holes in the paper using the large hole punch on your Crop-o-dile or any 3/16" punch.This is so the reinforcement strips which get slid inside the straw then tabbed so it will be able to be adhered to the bar top. Hey you have to have something to rest that fruity drink on!

 Do the same for the roof then mat the bottom of your bar top and adhere to the top of the box.
                                                                 Put the roof on.
 Now you can fill your Tiki Bar mini with tropical candies and I made a little accordian album ( taking a 12 x 2 1/4 inch piece of paper and scoring and folding every 2 1/4 inches. There will be 5/8 of an inch left to fold over so it looks like a matchbook) to fit inside so you can record those island memories. I hear Harry Belafonte songs and a little Bob Marley getting louder as we are almost finished.
 To make the flower banner: I took Got Prima? flowers and with glue, faced them back to back over a piece of twine, on the original tiki I sewed them but because this is smaller, I used the smaller flowers and they kept falling down into my sewing machine, not good.

 To make the Beach sign: Take a paper straw, trim down to 3 inches, adhere the beach sign and glue into a lump of clay that was painted with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint and sanded with Ranger's Rock Candy Distress glitter.

So grab a beach chair, your camper and plan on joining us for a beachside crafty camp out this year (date and details to be announced soon). I'd better start whipping up some more of these as party favors!


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