Nicole™ Crafts Giraffe Spool

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Giraffe Spool

Create a menagerie of play animals with wooden spools. By just adding paint, beads or other basic craft items, these wood shapes can be transformed into just about anything you can imagine!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Glue a small spool to a medium spool. Repeat three times. Glue all four to one end of open spool for legs.
  • 2
    Glue large spool on its side on other end of open spool up to edge of hole for nose. Glue heart behind spool with point in hole for face.
  • 3
    Paint entire spool giraffe Mustard. Paint Honey Brown spots with Buttermilk outlines on spool as shown.
  • 4
    Paint Burnt Umber around bottoms of feet. Glue button to end of nose to cover hole.
  • 5
    Brush on varnish. Allow to dry.
  • 6
    Cut two 2 ¼ inch pieces of tan chenille stem. Glue a natural bead on one end of each piece. Glue other end to back of heart.
  • 7
    Cut two 1 ½ inch pieces of chenille stem. Bend in half with a slight curl. Glue to sides of heart in back for ears.
  • 8
    Glue on wiggle eyes.
  • 9
    Cut a 1 ¾ inch piece of jute. Knot one end about ½ inch up from end. Fray ½ inch part of jute. Glue other end to bottom back of spool for tail.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Open Spool Large 3 inch 104751968
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Spool 3/4 inch x 1 inch 5 pcs. 104139737
  • Lara's Crafts™ Birch Button 1/4 inch 23 pcs. 104139630
  • Lara's Crafts™ Wood Heart 1-1/2 inch 21 pcs. 104139805
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm Multi-Color 75 pcs. 104277522
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 7MM 144 pcs. 104234514
  • Darice® Natural Jute 3 ply 28 lb. 1/2 lb. 104243963
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buttermilk 104106660
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Mustard 104663438
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Honey Brown 104106609
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Traditional Burnt Umber 104699314
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round 10 104618704
  • Aleene's® Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • 1 inch Wood Spool
  • 1/2 inch Wood Spool
  • 3/8 inch Wood Bead