Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Decorate!

The building is closed but the library is open.

If there's one thing Youth Services knows how to do, it's DECORATE!

Any Summer Reading fans here?

You might've noticed we like to get real creative with our decorations. Let's be honest.

Cartoon Collage Decor

Exhibit A. Miss Ami’s Cartoon Cloud Collage

We're nerds. Proud nerds but still nerds.

Even our desks are cluttered with all sorts of fun knick-knacks and crafts.

See Exhibit A.

So today, we're going to show you how to make your own nerdy (or not) decor with some stained glass decoupage. 

Go ahead and grab a clean, clear container.

Think old jars, vases, and cups. It can be glass or even plastic. 

You'll also need glue, water, tissue paper (any lightweight material really), a paintbrush (or cotton swabs), and some scissors. 

Step 1

Step 1

Mix a little glue with a few drops of water. 

You're basically making a DIY version of mod podge. The consistency should resemble maple syrup.

Step 2

Step 2

Cut up pieces of tissue paper.

You can choose how big or small. 

Step 3

Step 3

Place piece on your container and gently brush glue all over it. 

Smooth it out with your brush or finger as you go.

Step 4

Step 4

Continue adding pieces one at a time.

Do this until your container is completely covered.

Step 5

Step 5

Let it dry for several hours.

Overnight is ideal.

Step 6

Step 6

Apply a second coat of the glue mixture over your container. 

This will help seal the paper. Then, repeat Step 5.



What do you think?! Pretty, huh?

Jazz it up some more with flowers, pencils, candy, the possibilities are endless. 

You can even prep some seasonal decorations.

Office Jack-o-Lantern

Cue cheesy joke. How do you repair a broken jack-o’-lantern? Use a pumpkin patch. Get it? Patch? Like we said, we’re nerds. :D

Check out our office Jack-o'-Lantern. 

Not the sculpture type?

Go for a portrait!

Try a 2D version and make yourself a cool collage. 

Whatever the case, we'd love to see what you've made!

Snap a couple of photos, tag them #DPCrafternoons and share with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Until next week!

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