Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gumball Machine Baskets, Part 4

I am going to make some imitation hinges. I have saved, (what haven't I saved?), some heavy foil from candy chocolate coins. Roll a dowel over the foil to flatten.

I used the Fiskars corner punch, "Flowers", the shape my tweezers are pointing to.

A note on this punch, it's a good one for making daisies and I will be using it shortly for a project with flowers. The "Leaves" corner punch is good, too.
You can cut rectangles for the hinges, they are just as nice.

Punched out shapes for the hinges.

Glue the punched shapes onto the top of the lid. Don't faint, I used tacky glue for this.

Now make a hole at the center edge on the larger part of the lid. This is for the knob.

Showing the lid opening.

Bend a straight pin as you did for securing the handles. Leave less space at the head, though. You are only going through 2 layers of card stock.
After I bent the pin I painted the head with white paint mixed with glue to make the paint "stand up" and made a knob shape. Let this dry.

After the pin/knob is dry insert into the lid placing the lid into the 90 degree angle and clip off the extra pin.

Now you can glue the lid onto the basket. Looks like you could go on a picnic, doesn't it?

Have fun, expand on it, make it better, just keep making minis!!!

Talk to you all later. . . . . Kris