Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meet Chameleon Girls, Week 7

Sorry this is a day late posting, my Comcast Internet was down ALL day yesterday!

Hello All, We are the dynamic Mama & Daughter craft fighting team from Chameleon Girls.
We are so excited to be here with Tammy from Type A
 We are also happy for Tammy and her family to have their hubby and Daddy home!
Our mission today is to say THANK YOU to all of the men in our lives.
Happy Father's Day!

Thank You
This one is for you CAT Daddy and Pops.
Personalized Beer/Root Beer Mugs
Yummy Root Beer Float:

Supplies you will need:
Beer mugs (Dollar Tree)
Leather Lace
LeatherCraft Cement
1/4" Alphabet Set made for leather
Rubber band
Beer or Root Beer
Hugs & Kisses

1.  Wash and dry mugs.  Take special care to remove all of the price stickers. 
2.  Cut a long piece of leather lace to wrap around mug handle.  Working in small sections glue lace to mug handle.  Let dry.
3.  Cut leather larger than what you will need for mug. 
4.  Dampen leather (not too wet).  Let leather sit until it turns back to it's natural color and is cool.  It is now ready to stamp.  Keep leather damp while stamping.
5.  Mark center of leather (we cut a small slit in the bottom of leather). 
Place letters side by side over the center mark.  Make sure the letters are facing the correct direction (learn from me- please).
6.  Remove all letter except the 1st one to be stamped.  Insert setter and firmly strike with hammer/mallet.  Repeat as necessary.
7.  Place 1st stamp back in its impression.  Position 2nd stamp next to 1st for correct spacing.  Take away 1st stamp.  Insert setter into 2nd stamp.  Hit with hammer/mallet.
8.  Repeat for each letter.
9.  Cut leather to size for mug.  Glue with leather cement and hold in place with rubber band.  Let dry.
 10.  Wrap with a 6 pack of beer/root beer. 
11.  Give to your Daddy with lots of hugs and kisses.
CAT Daddy does not like beer, so we use root beer.  We made him his special Root Beer float.  It was GONE before we could get a picture of him enjoying his treat.
He said YUMMM...
Check out this GREAT idea on how to wrap a 6 pack The Idea Room.
Is this just not the cutest idea - EVER?!?!
What will your mugs say?

We went with the simple route - Last Name. 
Another version is to wrap the handle with wire.

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

Thanks Suzette, what a cool tutorial, can't wait to try this!  Again sorry for my Internet issues!


Karena said...

How fun!! Dad will love this. I have some Father's Day ideas too. Found you at Linda's!

Art by Karena

I have an amazing Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica. You will love it!


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