Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crafts to Make ~ A Shabby Chic Glamper



Our fairy girls have their own glamper now! ;)



Over Easter I found this 
wonderfully cute little 
wooden camper 
while looking for other craft supplies at 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
with my daughter.




It was sooo cute that I had to get it!
I thought it'd be fun to turn this little cutie
{which is similar to the full-size "canned ham" campers}
into a glamorous camper or
"glamper!"




Wandering around, we found these 
wonderful Shabby Chic~style
Anna Griffin
papers for small projects.
Thinking they'd be perfect either in sheets 
or as individual roses cut out...
I put them into my basket, 
too.
:)


Supplies you'll need

(1) wooden camper
favorite craft paints in water-based acrylic
paint brushes
craft paper
white glue or Mod Podge

If desired

*glitter, silk flowers, small pot for "plants or flowers"

*lace for creating curtains for inside the camper's windows

*any other trims you'd like






How to Make Your Camper

*First, paint the main body of your camper.
Let dry.  {I painted part of the top, too
so that anywhere the paper didn't stick would show the "base color."}


*Paint the trim, door, wheels and spindles next.
Let those dry.

*After that, glue on cutouts {or parts of a sheet}
from your favorite scrapbook papers.
Press down hard to make the paper stick.
{This paper I used was pretty thick, so it took a while to soften
and stuck better once it was soft.}





*Brush on more watered-down glue or
Mod-Podge over top of the paper
to create a protective finish ~ fix any areas
that didn't stick well from beforehand.
Let dry.

*Decorate to your heart's content!
:)

This glamper's goodies

This little glamper has a miniature license plate,
some lace trim as an awning to protect
these friendly fairies as they 
come and go about their business, 
and more 
lace fencing surrounding their
miniature
rose and pearl garden.
Wouldn't you like a garden of pearls?
Me, too!
;)





These little wood crafts are sooo much fun to
paint and decorate!
As a family we used to make one or two a year
when my kids were little ~ they always
enjoyed painting everything!

I also had a Girl Scout troop for 6 years and
we painted lots of different projects
for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
and other holidays
over the years.


This little birdhouse in the background is the one I kept ~ I used a lot of my saved-up broken china.

A similar project is the little birdhouse
I made about seven years ago
which I added pieces of architectural
trim to, painted and then used non-sanded
grout to plaster on pieces of broken china
to the roof.
{I didn't paint the roofs (rooves?) of these bird houses at all ~ just filled in later
with my tiny paint brushes along the roof line.}
I made seven or eight of these and gave
them to the ladies in my tea group
that summer.
They LOVED them!!!

Maybe I'll make a few glampers
for some new friends here...
and
It has been fun creating this little glamour camper
to share with you!

Sorry a little blurry ~ I am getting new glasses soon!



Blessings and Happy Trails 
to you,
xoxo Barb :)



Sharing with
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This project was featured!
:)
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Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
Friday Features ~ Oh, My Heartsie Girl!
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Sweet Inspiration ~ The Boondocks Blog








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