Spring Creation Guide (it's in PDF form), which has so many interesting and inspiring projects that go beyond the construction paper bunnies that you're probably used to seeing with their products.
Have you ever decoupaged with Elmer's products? They have a tutorial for a decoupaged table on their website that has my brain flooded with possibilities for projects in my home. Though a laundry makeover might require a projects like this Laundry Jar, which is rated easy on Elmer's scale.
Here's what I used:
- 18x24" canvas
- Elmer's Glue All
- Elmer's Tacky Glue
- Elmer's Glue Stick
- X-Acto Knife
- Decorative papers
- Large sheet of paper (roughly the size of your canvas)
- Acrylic paint/ foam brush
Paint your canvas whatever color you wish, preferably one that coordinates with your decorative paper. In my case, I wanted my image to pop out, so I chose black.
Lay out your large sheet of paper. It really only needs to be a scrap piece, even with writing on it, since we'll be gluing on top of it. Admit it--you're diggin' my old Dot Matrix printer paper.
With your Elmer's Glue Stick, glue your papers into place.
Next, I found a hanger whose shape I liked, and made sure its silhouette would fit on the paper.
For the hanger, I simply flipped the paper over on the back and carefully traced the hanger with a pencil.
With the X-Acto knife (or scissors), carefully cut out your silhouette.
Time to decoupage. Your canvas should be dry before this step. With the Elmer's Glue All, I made a solution of 3 parts Elmer's to 1 part water (for this project, 3 tbsp. Elmer's/1 tbsp. water worked fine) and mixed it with a foam brush.
Disclosure: Elmer's sent me some of their glue products, an X-Acto knife, and a gift card for purchasing craft items to create a craft and post about it.