Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Colour Change

Same quilt, different colours! Easy to do - just change the pink border and icing to blue, take away some violet and add some green, and you have a birthday banner for the little man in your life that will last for years, depending on how many candles you make - 3, 4, 5 ........ even 50?!
The candles have wadding inside them and are pinned to the quilt. You could even use felt instead - just cut out the candle shape, add a "flame" and pin to the quilt! Simple! See my website for details.
The rod is a hobby length piece of dowel available from hardware stores - drill a hole through each end for the cord. Using Jo Sonya folk art paint, cover with a base colour (I used pink for girls, blue for boys). When dry, add a coat of decor crackle, and top with a cream colour. The top coat then cracks to reveal the base colour. A lovely effect.
Then add a couple of coats of varnish. Thread cord through the holes and knot each end securely.

1 comment:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Liz! Ooooooh! Your teddies look like they're having a lovely party - both lots!! I actually think I like the blue better, it seems to bring out the colours of the botton blocks better somehow. And what a lovely idea that it lasts for as many birthdays as you can fit candles!! A wonderful birthday tradition to start! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)