This week’s featured Meet and Make designer is Carlene Eshelman. Carlene has been crafting for over 17 years. She’s dabbled in just about every craft, from beading to paper crafting. She especially loves altering old items and turning them back into treasures. She is a self-taught artist who loves teaching and inspiring people.
Carlene is a producer for the AllFreeHolidayCrafts YouTube channel. She also writes a personal crafting blog and runs an online craft store.
Want to know more? Keep reading!
10 Fun Facts About Carlene:
- I was an all-star softball player in Hawaii.
- I have a Business degree.
- I love cats.
- I have one granddaughter.
- I don’t like cooking.
- I love office supplies.
- I was born and raised in Hawaii.
- My favorite color is pink.
- I love to laugh.
- I love sleeping in late.
Here’s Carlene’s Featured Project:
Mini Lace Christmas Trees
- Black cardstock
- 6” plate for template
- Glue gun
- Lace less than 1” wide
- Embellishment for tree top
- Embellishment for tree (pearls, miniature tree lights, etc.)
- Tape or stapler
1. Trace 6” plate onto black cardstock.
2. Cut out with scissors.
3. Cut a line from outside circle to middle of circle.
4. Fold corners of circle into each other to form a cone. Keep twisting until you get the shape of tree you like.
5. Tape or staple loose edge of cone.
6. Put a dab of hot glue onto tree at bottom, and place lace onto glue.
7. Wind lace up the cone, dabbing glue where needed.
8. Cut lace when you reach the top of the cone. Glue loose end of lace down at top.
9. Glue tree topper embellishment to top of tree.
10. Embellish tree as desired.
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