A Spotted Canary Project by
31 May 2012
Wake up in a patriotic way on the 4th of July by using the Americana collection to create this beautiful breakfast centerpiece! This sparkling centerpiece will be the talk of the breakfast table and also serves a dual role. As you finish breakfast and head to out celebrate the 4th, be sure to grab one of the rosettes on a stick – which will serve as a fan to keep you cool for the day.
- Using the Le Star Chain punch and the blue glitter cardstock create two 12" star strips. Attach one at the top of your glass jar and one at the bottom.
- Cut a piece of the red and silver glittered cardstock to fit around the glass jar and overlap about 3/8" over onto the stars previously positioned in step #1. Attach to the jar.
- Attach silver pearl borders where the stars and red glittered cardstock meet to create a border.
- Next create the large red rosette by cutting two strips of red patterned cardstock 1 1/2" x 12". Punch out 2 1 1/8" circles using your EK Tools Medium nesting punch on the leftover cardstock.
- Score the strips at 1/2 inch increments using a scoring board or else a ruler and bone folder, and attach them together on the ends. Fold on score lines going back and forth.
- Attach one end of the scored/folded strip from above to a popsicle stick using a hot glue gun. Then attach the other end to the other side of the popsicle stick so they are even. Then work this down so it forms a rosette pushing the ends to the center of the top of the popsicle stick.
- Attach the 1 1/8" circle you previously punched to the front using hot glue. Repeat on reverse side. Finish off with an embellishment from the American Layered Accents.
- Repeat steps 3 through 5 above using the following cardstock and strip measurements:
- Two 2" x 12" strips of blue patterned cardstock
- Two 1 3/4" x 12" strips of white patterned cardstock
- Place silver metallic centerpiece in jar surrounded by tissue paper to hold it in place. I tied the blue rosette near the top using a strand of embroidery floss. Position the red and white rosettes in the glass jar.
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