Aleene's® Polka-dot Bird Magnets
- Aleene's® Magnetic Tacky Dots
- Aleene's® Clear Gel Tacky Glue
- Aleene's® Tacky Dot Singles™ -- Large
- Aleene's® Tacky Dot Singles™ -- Small
- Wood Gift Box, Small
- Watercolor Paper
- Acrylic Paint – Colors of Choice
- Wax Paper
- Pencil (with Round Eraser)
- Cosmetic Sponges
- Wet Wipe
- Bird Pattern of Choice
- Sewing Machine
- Thread (or Permanent Marking Pen, Fine-tip) – Black
- Craft Foil
Step 1 Paint your wood gift box inside and out with acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Squeeze a small puddle of Aleene's® Clear Gel Tacky Glue onto wax paper. Dip eraser into glue.
Step 2 Press onto watercolor paper. Repeat to create polka-dot pattern on paper. Be sure to work quickly, as this glue resist technique works best when the glue remains wet.
Step 3 Using cosmetic sponges, dab acrylic paint over wet glue. (Be sure to use a dabbing motion rather than a swiping motion. This will help keep your glue in the circle patterns.)
Step 4 While paint and glue is still wet, use wet wipe to gently wipe away each wet glue dot. This will leave behind a white dot on the paper. (If desired, you can create other designs with the Aleene's® Clear Gel Tacky Glue to create paint resist designs.)
Step 5 When entire paper is completely painted and dry, transfer a bird pattern to the back of watercolor paper.
Step 6 Cut small hearts for the bird wings. I like to add another decorative element to my birds by stitching along the edge with my sewing machine. Or you can use a black permanent marker to draw stitch lines along the edge of the bird and wings. Glue wings onto birds.
Step 7 Apply Aleene's® Magnetic Tacky Dots to the back of each bird.
Step 8 To create the polka dots on the box, apply Aleene's Tacky Dot Singles™.
Step 9 Press craft foil over exposed glue.
Step 10 Lift to reveal foiled dot. Repeat to cover the entire box with foiled dots.
Step 11 If desired, tuck your polka-dot bird magnets inside your gift box.