Kool Tak Upcycled New Year’s Party Centerpiece

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 final CWindham

The count down is on! 2016 will be here before we know it, and now’s the time to get ready to usher out the old year and bring in the new.

If you’re like me, you have a lot of gift bags that are just too pretty to chunk in the trash. Why not use some of those great Kool Tak™ products to upcycle some of those bags into centerpieces for your New Year’s party? Kool Tak™ products  hold you decor together as well as preserve them for future parties. Just make a tag to cover the year and you’re all set for 2017!

Let’s get started.

Supplies

Kool Tak Products

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 product shot CWindhamKool Tak™ Reuseable Craft Mat

Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear 1/2″ Adhesive

Kool Tak™ Punch Adhesive

Kool Tak™ Shiny Foil, Mardi Gras

Kool Tak™ Artist’s Tape, 1/2″ white

 

 

 

Gift Bag (approximately 7″ x 9″)

Fuzzy Craft sticks, white (Horizon Group USA)

Fringed Party Blowouts, 6 (Dolgencorp, LLC)

Gift Basket Snowflake Party Wrap (Brother Sister Design Studio)

Wooden skewers, 6

Smoothfoam 4″ block

Prism paper, 2 sheets 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, silver (Colorbök)

Glitter paper, 2 sheets 5″ x 8″, black (Colorbök)

Computer and Printer

White cardstock, 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″printed with Happy New Year!

Little B Number Dies

Die Cutter

Paper scrap

Multi-color ribbon to match the handles of the Party Blowouts, about 36″ of each color, cut in half

Tools: Scissors, black permanent marker, 12″ circle plate

 

Instructions

Place the Kool Tak™ Reuseable Craft Mat on your work surface to protect it.

Layer two sets of prism, glitter and printed paper joined with Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear 1/2″ Adhesive. Attach to front and back of gift bag with Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear 1/2″ Adhesive.

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece labels 2016 CWindham

Attach Kool Tak™ Punch Adhesive to the front and back of a piece of scrap paper, about 4″ x 4″. Cut the numbers 2,0,1 and 6 from this piece. Remove the release paper and press the numbers face down on the silver side Kool Tak™ Mardi Gras Shiny Foil. Remove the numbers from the foil, remove the back release papers and place the numbers on the bag. Don’t worry about getting them even along the bottom. The bouncy look makes them appear more festive.

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 Foiled Numbers CWindham

 

Layer eight pieces of cellophane about one inch larger all around than your circle plate. Draw around the top layer of cellophane with the permanent marker, using the plate as a guide. Trim the circles all at one time.

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 cut celophane CWindham

Fold all the circles into a quarter circle and take a small snip out of the center with scissors.

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 cut center hole CWindham

Twist each fuzzy stem around a wooden skewer, slide it near the blunt end of the skewer and secure it to the skewer with 1/2″ white Kool Tak™Artist’s Tape. Place a small piece of 1/2″ Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear on the Kool Tak™ Artist’s Tape and surround the hole in the center of each piece of cellophane as well. Remove the release paper from the skewer and insert the skewer from the bottom of the cellophane so that the Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear is on the outside of the cellophane. Fold the cellophane over so that the Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear holds the pleated folds.

Remove the  blow-out portion of the Fringed Party Blowouts, leaving only the handle and fringe. Insert the pointed end of the skewer into the handle top, pull it down to the area where the  Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear holds the folds and press the handle to hold the skewer in place.

Kool Tak New Year Centerpiece 2016 apply tape CWindham

Place a small piece of Kool Tak™ Ultra Clear on the Smoothfoam block, remove the release paper and press it into the bottom of the bag. Tie the ribbons through the holes on each side of the bag. Insert the skewers into the block, place on your table and wait for the compliments!

 

Wishing you a blessed, healthy and prosperous 2016!

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