Thursday, 11 July 2013

Summer Crafts: Patio table

In our last post we showed you how we made a patio chair following a tutorial of My Froggy Stuff, so today we've got a new craft: a patio table to match our chair.
Unfortunately, we didn't take many pictures of the process, but I'll try to explain a little bit how we did it
First of all, we lined up some popsicles sticks (we used 8, but you can use as many as you want) and then we glued two sticks across (just like we did when we did the chair seat) and cutted out the excess.
We chose to make our table in a rectangle shape, so we had two sides shorter than the other two. We cutted two sticks with the same lenght than the smaller sides and glued them just like in the picture below.



And here comes the most difficult part: for the other two sides, we cutted out two more sticks, but instead of cutting them the same size, we made them smaller in order to place two more popsicle sticks to make the legs of the table (we highly recomend to mesure it carefully). Just in case I'm not explaining myself right (remember, I'm not a native english speaker), here's a picture.
Do that on both sides and then you'll only need to cut 4 more sticks to make the the legs of the table. We cutted them 5cm tall, but as I told before, you can make it as big as you want/need. Once you've glued them, you're done.

After our table was assembled, we aplied a coat of podge and then we painted it with the same colour we painted the chair. Personally, I recomend using podge or any other sealant you prefer before painting, it will avoid you to spend time giving coats and coats of paint, because wood  "drinks" the paint. I also like this particular one because you can apply it after you've painted to give it a shinier look and more professional finishing touch. 

So soon our dolls will be able to drink some lemonade and relax with her new furniture. What do you think about it? 
We're thinking about what else could we do for our dolls. Any ideas?
See you on our next post

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