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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."

Leaves and Berries Ornament

By: The Designers of Deco Art

Gold swirls and bright red berries made with paint writers create a glittering holiday ornament that you'll love to hang on your tree.  This Leaves and Berries Ornament celebrates the colors of the season with festive swirls and berries.  Hang a collection of these ornaments on your tree or hang them in a window to add a little sparkle and glitz to your outdoor winter scene.

Leaves and Berries Holiday Ornament

Materials:

  • Craft Twinkles Writer in Christmas Red
  • Craft Twinkles Writer in Gold
  • Ornament hanger
  • Palette or paper plate
  • Paper towels
  • Olive green pearlized glass ball ornament

 

Instructions:
If ornament does not have a wire hanger, it will be necessary to attach one to hang ornament as it dries. Hold ornament at cap area when painting exterior surface. It may help to insert wire hanger for more secure grip.

1. Using Gold Craft Twinkles Writer, paint curved lines with spirals at end for large leaves, leaving space between ends of line. (Refer to photo for placement.) Draw similar but smaller shapes and fit within space of larger lines.

2. In space between large leaves, use Christmas Red Writer to paint three berry dots; repeat around ornament. Let dry.

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Great idear!!!!

This is a great idea for the kids to make gifts. Old ornaments can be recycled for this project. Thrift stores and garage sales are a great place to get inexpensive ornaments.

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