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Craft Ideas - Easy Crafts for Kids, DIY Crafts and Knitting Patterns - Womans Day - StumbleUpon

Craft Ideas - Easy Crafts for Kids, DIY Crafts and Knitting Patterns - Womans Day - StumbleUpon
Materials: 6"-square clear and colored acrylic panels clear window decal film for ink-jet printers (available at crafts stores) photos computer and ink-jet printer drill 1/8" drill bit 1/2" book rings (available at office supply stores) spray glue craft knife ruler1 yd ribbon or cord for hanging Instructions:ENLARGE photos to at least 7" square (to cover 6" acrylic panel with room to trim) photo and print onto window decal film using ink-jet printer, following directions on film package. COAT one side of acrylic panel with spray glue. REMOVE paper backing from decal following package instructions. Position on acrylic panel and smooth down with fingertips. Trim off sides. DRILL two 1/8" holes in each panel, 1" in from sides and 1/4" from top or bottom. ATTACH rings and connect panels to each other using book rings. TIE ribbon at top.

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