Saturday, February 15, 2014

Boyscout centerpiece

 My boys have been involved in Boy Scouts for years and now my husband is the den leader and when he does something he does it all out. 

They were charged with making centerpieces for a dinner and the boys in the den had to be involved in making it and of course Stampin' Up to the rescue!

My husband picked the colors- Night of navy and Summer Sun (retired) cardstocks and I used Designer Rosette Bigs XL die for the Bigshot to diecut and crease the cardstock.  The boys had to mountain and valley fold the cardstock and taper it closed with sticky strips and then help hold it while an adult hot glued the piece together. I downloaded some images of boyscout icons and printed it out on photo paper for them to cut out or punch using the circle punches.  The big ones used 2 strips taped together. 

The container is the nut container from costco painted gold inside by the boys, stuffed with a foam shape and stuffed with gold fold paper I had left over from a gift I received, cut using the fringe scissors to make strips. 
 Used some other printed star papers to add interest to the rosettes to coordinate.  The containers were wrapped with corrugated glitter paper I bought at a local craft store with the fleur-de-lis the symbol of boy scouts diecut (non SU) using a gold corrugated glitter paper.  Added the letters with the boyscout motto and Voila!.  Each kid made a big and a small rosette and helped put it together and I thought it looks spectacular!  Not bad for a home made recycled project, eh?