A little teaser hint first. You can share this with the kids.
QUESTION: What animal needs a daily dose of oil???
ANSWER: A MOUSE because it SQUEAKS!!!
Now, can you guess what today's craft entails? Why mousetraps of course. I did share some traps with you before . You can search by putting Designer Melody in the search box if you missed it. They were used to hold a note, or as an embellishment for an altered project.
I made an easle from a mousetrap to show off my lovely St. Patrick's Tag I received from a partner swapper.
I covered the trap with designer paper, but did not glue it, as I can then change it for the different cards I am displaying. It is just a strip that goes all around the trap and the metal holds it. I made a stand with a rolled up paper strip with half of a wooden clothespin (tucked and glued inside) and a strip of fabric to make it sturdy.
I added a little metal clip to hold the ribbon and further the sturdiness of the stand.
The mousetrap snapper acts just like a mini clipboard, a great
substitute when you have a small space but want to display your special treasure.
I took 5 traps, and completely stripped all but one. I just left the " snapper " on it.
One trap was sawed in half for the top and bottom.
Please don't be afraid of these. Simple jewelry tools will remove the hardware. It is like working with a clipboard, how many of you have ever hurt yourself on one of these.
Add designer paper or just paint and distress, you can even leave the wood finish and stain it.
I made a layered paper flower and attached it to a Tim Holtz chain. I went through my stash and and went a little wild with my glue gun and all of the embellies.
Think of all the different styles and themes you could use, to make a unique little box, that is one of a kind, the only one like it in the whole world.
I just used a hot glue gun to glue the sides , and bottom, and made a fabric hinge with a strip of fabric.
I am not done with this rodent craft concept yet. On to bigger and better, I am going to make a box with RAT TRAPS. But that is for another blog. Hope you enjoyed my squeaky project.
I used my Cuttlebug and Provocraft flower dies to make the fleur embellie out of cardstock.
HAPPY MOUSETRAPPING EVERYONE
Joyful Crafting Always,