Through the garden gate
Posted by MagsWoodcock, 13 Feb, 2015
A rustic mini album ideal to hold seed packets, and pictures of the garden in all its seasons. Made from lollipop sticks for a textured feel.
1. Using kraft card make 5 card blanks measuring 13.5cm x 10.5 cm, glue together to form a book. 2. Cut 2 pieces of kraft card measuring 13.5cm x 10.5cm, these will be your gates. 3. Glue 6 lollipop sticks vertically to each piece of card, set aside to dry. 4. Measure 4 lolly sticks to the width of each gate, cut off the rounded ends, these are the cross bars. 5. Attach a cross bar at the top of each gate, 2cm down from the top. Repeat at the bottom but 2cm up from the bottom. 6. Measure a lolly stick to fit diagonally across each gate between the cross bars, cut and stick in place. 7. Once the gates are fully dry paint with white acrylic paint. Leave to dry, then paint the insides as well. 8. Whilst the paint is drying cover the pages of the book with assorted Bellisima and Simply Floral papers. 9. Use elements from the Bellisima range to decorate the pages and make pockets from contrasting papers 10. Adding buttons, crochet border and mini bunting adds interest. 11. When dry glue the front page of the book to the inside of the gate, repeat on the back of the book with the remaining gate. 12. Decorate the front gate with mini bunting and roses cut from the Simply Floral papers.