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Pattie Donham-Wilkinson

Known by her friends and fans as “PattieWack,” she’s creative and wacky. She’s got a million ideas to transform the humdrum into wow, bring new life to everyday objects, or create something that is both out of this world and daringly stylish.

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Jet Set Pet Bed

Turn that tired old suitcase into something fabulous for your sleepy little pet! Pair the glitz of Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ with the fun of Tulip® One-Step Fashion Dye™ for a “paws”itively stylish little bed.
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Instructions:

Bed:

  1. Clean suitcase inside and out. Use black spray paint to paint if needed, masking metal surfaces with tape. Paint legs at the same time. Let dry completely.
  2. Drill holes in suitcase bottom and attach legs using hardware included with leg brackets.
  3. Round off corners of cardboard with scissors, cutting to fit snugly into the inside top of suitcase. Spray glue onto cardboard. While still wet, lay batting over cardboard, trimming edges with scissors.
  4. Spray glue onto batting. While still wet, lay black fabric over batting. Let dry a few minutes and flip over.
  5. Spray glue around edges of cardboard and press edges of fabric in place, gathering the corners.
  6. Write your pet’s name onto dull side of freezer paper. If desired, type and print name in desired font on computer then print out and trace onto freezer paper. Carefully cut out name, leaving outside edges intact to create stencil. Iron stencil onto black fabric on cardboard piece, shiny side down.
  7. Squeeze a puddle of Glitter Bond onto foam plate then use makeup sponge to dab into stencil openings. Immediately sprinkle Silver Fashion Glitter over Glitter Bond and use finger to lightly press glitter into glue to set. Let dry, then shake off excess glitter.
  8. Spray glue inside top of suitcase lid and insert the glittered cardboard (name facing outward), pressing into the glue. Let dry.

Tie-Dye Pillow:

  1. Prewash white 100% cotton fabric without fabric softener.
  2. Cover work surface with Surface Cover. Spread out the damp fabric on covered surface.
  3. Pinch the center of the fabric and twist the fabric, creating a spiral. Continue to turn in a circle, pulling the edges in until you have a compact circle of spiral fabric. Hold together tightly with several rubber bands from the kit.
  4. Wearing plastic gloves from the kit, add water to Fuchsia dye bottle to line indicated on bottle. Replace cap tightly and shake until dye is dissolved.
  5. Squirt dye onto fabric, saturating completely. Pull the Surface Cover over the wet fabric and let set for 6 to 8 hours or longer for more intense color.
  6. Cut rubber bands. Fill washer to large load setting with cold water and a small amount of laundry soap. Wash and dry separately. Wash separately the first few washes.
  7. Cover a standard bed pillow with tie-dyed fabric, pinning or sewing in place on the back.
  8. Option: Attach a jeweled button to the top center of pillow, using long needle and thread and sewing through to a flat button on the bottom of pillow and pulling tightly to create a tuft. Knot tightly. (Not suitable for all pets.)

Miscellaneous:

  • Drill
  • Fabric – white – 100% cotton – 1½ yard
  • Computer (optional)
  • Thread to match
  • (4) Leg brackets
  • Bed pillow – standard size
  • Fabric – black – 30” x 24”
  • (1) Large flat button
  • Wedge makeup sponge
  • (4) Unfinished wood furniture legs – 6” tall
  • Masking tape
  • Long needle
  • 26” Hardcover suitcase
  • Freezer paper – 25” x 19”
  • (1) Large jeweled button
  • Batting – 1 yard
  • Spray paint – black
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard piece – 25” x 19”

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0047081_250.png

Pattie Donham-Wilkinson

Known by her friends and fans as “PattieWack,” she’s creative and wacky. She’s got a million ideas to transform the humdrum into wow, bring new life to everyday objects, or create something that is both out of this world and daringly stylish.

Related Projects: