Mother's Day Box with Swarovski Crystal
Mother's Day Box
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Courtesy of Swarovski
- Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal clear, 3mm round
- Ruler, steel, 2-sided
- Glues and adhesives
- Thread and cord
- Beading needles
Yarn, cream white
Yarn, light green
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Cut the Lilac cardboard according to the measurements and shape shown in the illustration of step 1. You can create a new stencil with the measurements as seen in the first picture of the illustration or use the other one directly, provided on the second picture with the sliced out edges.
Print out the flower illustrations shown on step 2 to use as stencil. (Measurements of flower shapes are mentioned so that you can check if your printer printed in 100% and exact ratio.)
Place the printed pattern on top of the front side of the lilac cardboard in alignment with the borders. (As you can see in the picture, the front side of the cardboard is without pencil lines. Place pieces of tape around the pattern and cardboard to secure exact placement.
Using a cutter, cut through the pattern and the cardboard along the flower shape lines.
Remove the tape and the pattern paper.
Thread 1m of the white yarn into the big eye needle and pierce from the backside of the cardboard to the front side leaving 10cm of thread end hanging behind.
Slide 4 Swarovski crystal Beads, article 5000, 3mm onto the thread and stitch to the back as shown in the picture of step 7.
Create a simple knot with the 10cm thread end left over from the beginning and repeat the knot four more times. Pierce the needle back to the front side.
Repeat step 7 with another row of Swarovski crystal Beads connecting the same two slits as before. Cross over to the next slits on the backside following the arrows of the illustration and repeat the step 7 until the Swarovski crystal Beads are attached all over the flower as seen in the second picture of step 9.
Repeat step 8 of the knotting the leftover thread end. Cut off the ending and starting threads leaving 5mm of thread at the end.
Repeat steps 6 - 10 twice for the other two flowers. For the second flower use a dark lilac thread and for the third one use a green thread. The result is shown in the illustration of step 11.
Use a ruler to fold the edges of the cardboard as seen in the picture. Repeat this on all sides.
Put a small amount of glue on the four edges and fold all four sides inward. Secure the edges with clothespins to secure the placement while the glue dries.
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