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A personalised piece of homeware made for a friend - Take That edition
I was asked to make a gift for a friend who was Take That's No.1 Fan.
There was allsorts flying round ideas wise - but this summed up their recent tour and was as personalised as possible.

Posted by Laura R. from Manchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Laura R.'s 29 projects »
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  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 1
    Step 1

    I had a drawn out plan on a piece of grid paper.
    This song title was the centre piece.
    I laid it out exactly in the middle - measuring from either side of the card.

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 2
    Step 2

    Laying out the next lyrics and words ready so I could work quicker than searching for letters in the bag they came in.
    This also helped me search for the different colour letters - I wanted to be as colourful as I could and not to have two of the same colour together.

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once I was sure, I applied a tiny amount of glue from a hot glue gun to the back of each bead - resting it on the ruler to keep a straight line as the glue set.
    Then crossing the next word through the first - it started to take shape.

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 4
    Step 4

    My ruler was always to hand and really helped maintaining a straight line. It was quite easy to begin a curve - this card was also a bit tricky - once it was stuck - there was no going back.

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 5
    Step 5

    I kept checking the spellings, colourings and straight lines throughout so I didnt make any mistakes.

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 6
    Step 6

    I had the frame ready - I put double sided tape around the square mount.
    Carefully placing the card down - I made it straight and pressed down.
    It was in place! No going back!

  • How to make a shadow box. Personalised Letter Bead Framed Artwork - Step 7
    Step 7

    Ta-Da! Finished and mounted!
    She loved it and so did all our friends :D

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