Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How To Make A Breathtaking Carousel For An Epic Birthday

 Today I bring you a tutorial on how to make a breathtaking carousel for an epic birthday. My daughter's Sweet Sixteen is next week and I have been flooded with constant memories of my three kiddos growing years. This cheery carousel describes the delightful glow I get when thinking of them!
~ Birthday Adventure~
  ScraPerfect designers are creating with Lawn Fawn products and I couldn't be more thrilled! I was sent the Bicycle Built For You stamp and die set as part of our cross promo. It is one of the cutest sets I have ever played with!
This sweet wooden carousel from Sea-Land stands about 9" high and has a 7" diameter. I assembled a rough draft so I could determine the alterations I would make with the structure. These balsa wood puzzle kits are fragile so repairs and replacements are common.
The pieces were coated with a waxy substance to prevent splintering, but it also prevented me from painting or gluing the pieces on one side. ScraPerfect to the rescue! I sprayed the pieces lightly with the Best Cleaner Ever then scrubbed the waxy film off. I wiped them with a rag and they were ready for painting or covering with paper. The entire carousel is decorated using the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn.
As the wood pieces dried I stamped the design elements and cut them using the coordinating Lawn Cuts Dies. The balloons were painted with the vibrant colors of Dylusions Ink Spray.
I dotted the Best Glue Ever onto the wood and smoothed the paper over the top. This glue dries without leaving ripples in the paper and is so strong it should be used sparingly.
 The assembled carousel had a lot of holes and irregularities. I added washi tape between the roof sections, pom-pom trim around the roof edges and vintage ric-rac around the floor edges.
 To enhance the birthday theme I used sentiments from the stamp set on strips of paper and added them to the roof with dimensional adhesive. 
 ScraPerfect has both Holographic and Solid Transfer Foils.The central panels are decorated with Holographic Foil in place of mirrors.
 The bicycles are foiled in holographic gold, green, purple, and blue.
 These ADORABLE children represent my three kiddos with their assortment of pets. Their hair and bicycles are colored with marker and mist. I used the Bicycle Built For You stamps and the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Paper to fashion their outfits. The tiny flower and hearts stamps that come with the set fit perfectly on the clothing.

This carousel project is my entry for
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #1:Happy Birthday

Paper, Stamps, Dies:Lawn Fawn
Glue, Cleaner, Transfer Foil:ScraPerfect
Markers:Sharpie, Pentel
Mist:Dylusions (Ranger)
Dye and Pigment Ink:Close To My Heart
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes

Scrap On!



  1. Wow, such an amazing project! Love it! Thank you for joining us for our first Lawn Fawnatics challenge!

  2. Wow!! This is just incredible!! What a really creative and fun project! I bet your daughter will love it!! :)

  3. this proyect cought my atenction...love it!! amazing!!!unique!!!