Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Surprise! A UHU tutorial

By now it should be no secret that I'm a UHU gluer. I love all their products, but my favorite is now, and probably always will be, the UHU Twist & Glue. Why you ask? Because I can create a project from start to finish and use one glue only. Let me give you an example, where I used fabric, ribbon, metal, and paper to make this surprise package that can be adhered to an altered book page, or onto a scrapbook page, since Twist & Glue is acid free.

Wouldn't this be a fun addition to any scrapbook or page? To make this fun embellishment, you will need:
A piece of material (mine was torn to 6" X 3 1/2")
A favorite photograph, image, or secret word
A metal circle such as a juice, biscuit, or canning jar lid, heated until it turns colors or decorated with Alcohol Inks
A piece of ribbon that matches your material, at least three times the width of the material (mine was about 10 inches)
Coordinating scrapbook paper or hand painted cardstock
Sewing machine (optional)

Using your Twist & Glue, glue the image of your choice to the metal ring.

Sew a piece of hand painted paper (or scrapbook paper) to your material, centering it in the middle of the fabric. If you don't have a sewing machine, no problem. Simply glue the paper to the fabric using Twist & Glue, then outline the paper with a black pen to simulate thread.

Drop a dot of Twist & Glue to the paper.

Attach your metal piece. Alternately, you can now add your image to the metal piece. A photograph would be great here, and you could cut the photo using a circle punch slightly smaller than your metal ring.

Run a strip of Twist & Glue along the width of your fabric where you want to attach the ribbon. It should be about in the middle of the length of the fabric.

Attach the ribbon and hold down for a few seconds. The glue will look shiny until it dries, then it will be clear.

As you can see, the glue is still a bit wet, so wait until the glue has completely dried before moving it.

Wrap the package around the metal ring and tie a bow as shown.

Attach to a scrapbook or altered book page (not shown). The viewer can then open the piece to see the surprise inside.

The fun part about this project is, it is fast, packs a real wallop on your pages, and you don't have to grab a whole bunch of different glues, since Twist & Glue works on just about every material you can think of!

5 thoughtful remarks:

notmassproduced said...

nice idea that green and white striped fabric is a wonderful choice for this project it makes me think of edwardian tents and summer garden parties. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a fun surprise! I'm going to try it since I have some old canning jar lids.


rikae said...

loved this tutorial, I will rumage through my stuff for canning insert as soon as i can.
this AM I had injections on both of my thumbs, so I can't do much for a few days
Soooooo glad i finally found you, be well and best,
rita m kaehler rikae

Denise said...

Great idea! Who would know that is a juice lid and not some vintage piece of metal that held ancient secrets. My kind of project:)

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