Snow Fort Frame with Project Bricks

Skill Level: Beginner

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Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Brand Products:*
  • 25 Make It: Fun® Project Bricks
  • Extra piece of foam, any shape
  • Design It: ™Foam Cutter
  • 8" x 10" wood frame (with easel back) with 5" x 7" opening
  • Design Master® Products*:
  • Spray Primer
  • Color Tool® Spray Color: Larkspur Blue
  • DecoArt® Products*:
  • 4 oz. Glistening Snow-Tex™ Glittering Snow
  • White Americana® Acrylic Paint
  • Elmer® Craftbond™  *:
  • Tacky Glue
  • Glue Spots, Thin-medium
  • Six 3/4" diameter "snowflake" metal brads
  • Medium, flat paint brush
  • Toothpicks
  • Table knife
  • Scissors
  • Craftsnip
  • Scrap of cardstock (optional)
  • 5" x 7" horizontal photo of kids playing in snow, plus vertical photos for 3-D cut outs (optional)

Instructions

1. Remove photo area backing and set aside. In a well ventilated area, spray paint entire frame with primer, let dry. Then, completely spray paint blue and set aside to dry. Apply white paint to each brick. (Tip: Use a toothpick to hold Project Bricks and insert into extra foam while drying.)

2. Apply generous amount of tacky glue to bottom front of frame, going up about two inches. Refer to photo to place bottom row of seven Project Bricks onto frame. (Note: To help bricks stay connected to each other, insert half a toothpick in short ends where bricks touch. Push bricks together so toothpicks don’t show.)

Similarly add next two rows of Project Bricks starting in ¾” with each row, so that bricks are staggered. (Trim with Foam Cutter if needed.) Continue building up with additional rows of Project Bricks on the right front side of frame. Let dry.

3. Place photo and backing into frame. Referring to photo, use knife to apply glittering snow to bottom and top of rows, and tucked in between rows in a few places. (Note: Snow may even touch or be built up onto photo if desired.)

4. Use craftsnip to cut backs off metal snowflakes. Use glue spots to randomly attach snowflakes to frame.  From additional photos, cut out images and attach to front of frame, gently bending if desired to make a child look seated on the bricks. (For 3D look, use scrap pieces of Project Bricks glued behind images,)

5. (Optional) For snowballs, cut 3/4″ circles of cardstock, Cut a slit around hand area in the photos and tuck and glue circle in place.  Apply snow to circle and let dry.

*SOURCES used for project as shown

FloraCraft®

(800) 253-0409

One Longfellow Place

Ludington, MI 49431

www.floracraft.com

Design Master®

(303) 443-5214

P.O. Box 601

Boulder, CO 80306

www.dmcolor.com

DecoArt®

(800) 367-3047

P.O. Box 386

Stanford, KY 40484

www.decoart.com

Elmer’s® Products, Inc.

(888) 435-6377

One Easton Oval

Columbus, OH 43219

www.elmers.com

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