Monday, November 13, 2017

Shakers with a twist~ Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a twist on the popular Shakers by Clear Scraps!!!  When I'm creating I try to use items in different ways.  With that being said these are a couple of diffrent ways to use the Shakers.  I think these would be super cute gifts for teachers.  So easy the children can create too!

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The Texas Shaker is created using pattern paper and acylic paint.  After the back piece is covered with paper, the top frame is painted, the palstic film is removed from the acrylic Texas shape and the sequin mix is added to the shaker, glue top frame down to the body of the shaker.  Now for the twist~

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Add a spool to the back allowing for a pencil to be placed in the spool hole.  Paper or felt can be added around the spool and then using a strong adhesive attach to the back of the shaker.

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A note pad could be given with this too, for extra cuteness!!  The Star Shaker is created the same way except instead of using the spool hole for a pencil, I glued a small cloths pin to the back of the shaker.

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This could hold a quote, photo or card, you decide!!!  One tip, when attaching the spool to the shaker, make sure it is flush with the shaker, so it will adhere good (that is why I used felt around the niddle of the spool, it is thicker) 

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Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Texas Shaker
Clear Scraps: Star Shaker
Clear Scraps: Glamour Sequins
sequins, buttons, pattern paperm acrylic paint, vintage wooden spools, twine, pencil and cloths pin

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


  1. Ohhhhhh these are AWESOME! I am LOVING that TX shaped one!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is great. I love the idea of this as a teacher’s gift.

  3. How adorable and cool are they. Great presents.


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