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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Initial Name Plate

Help your kids out with this cool craft. They can make their own name plates with their initials on it. Using colorful liquid beads you can make this a fun craft at a birthday party. This is great for crafting with kids.

Materials:

  • Liquid Beadz
    • BE39C - Kiwi
    • BE05C - Purple
    • BE04C - Pink
    • BE07C - Royal Blue
    • BE38C - Sky Blue
  • Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer
    • DS17 - Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • Palette Knife
    • DT02 - Palette Knife
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing and transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • Old paintbrush
  • Round toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Gift wrap or scrapbook paper
  • Foam sheet
  • Craft knife
  • Plastic picnic plates (number needed will depend on name)

 

Instructions:

PREPARATION:

  1. Letters: Choose a font and size and print from your computer, free hand, or use a stencil. Print out letters for name being used. Trace and transfer letters onto foam sheet. Use craft knife to cut out stencil.

PAINTING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Trace center of plate and make a circle template. Use template to cut gift wrap circles for each plate. Adhere circles with Multi Purpose Sealer, applied with an old paintbrush. Let dry.
     
  2. Use palette knife and toothpick to scoop and place Beadz around edge of paper circle. Let dry thoroughly. Repeat for each plate.
     
  3. Position letter stencil in plate center. Use palette knife to place and spread Beadz inside stencil. Carefully lift stencil. Repeat for each plate. Let dry thoroughly.

 

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are these food safe? washable?

love it my fiends b-day party is coming up and i am going to see if she wants to this stuff and i will help everyone through it !!! =)

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