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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Memorial Day Gallery Glass


Even though Memorial Day is not yet here, we have to craft ahead of the occasion so that our projects will be ready to display before and during the holiday. Here are 2 of my favorites. They are perfect for any patriotic holiday celebration--large or small. The colors are bright and cheerful, but I needed a 4th color so I chose hologram glitter for the stars in the panel on the left. These designs are perfect for picnics, Vacation Bible School projects and campground craft classes. The are timely and also very simple to do, so they can be done quickly and effectively in a group setting. It should only take each crafter 10 to 15 minutes, so the painting stations can turn over fast enough to keep the line moving.

Another of my favorite designs is the more free form flag motif of the design on the right.

To create these simple designs, print out a pattern by following the instructions on the message board on the right side of this home page. If you are doing it on the 10" blank, you will need to enlarge the design to fit the blank. If you don't have the round blanks, you can also buy clear plastic plates at the party store. They come in a variety of sizes and you can choose the right size for the "audience" you are planning to entertain. Chrildren are usually happier with the snack or dessert size, whereas adults want the more showy dinner size. You can also keep the hearts at a smaller size and duplicate them on the leading blank and mount them on the window as suncatchers.
Gallery Glass Supplies:
Snow White 16002, Ruby Red 16015, 16011 Blue Diamond,  16442 Hologram Glitter, 16076
 Black Liquid Leading.

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