Nicole™ Crafts Rexlace Octopus

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Rexlace Octopus

Create a cute wall or door hanging with this project. But be warned, you might not be able to keep your eyes off of it.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Paint 3 inch wood circle with Neon Green paint. Let dry.
  • 3
    Paint small circle Snow (Titanium) White. When dry, use pouncer to make Lamp (Ebony) Black eyeball.
  • 4
    Paint button plug Cadmium Yellow. Let dry.
  • 5
    Glue eye and button to large circle as shown. Draw on mouth with Black marker.
  • 6
    Cut each color of rexlace to 12 inch lengths. Hold together at one end and tape to work surface. Braid together for about 8 inch.
  • 7
    Slip three pony beads, Neon Green and Neon Yellow, onto the end. Tie two ends together to secure. Use a few drops of glue and push last bead into glue to secure.
  • 8
    Remove other ends from work surface and tape together.
  • 9
    Repeat seven more times for a total of eight tentacles.
  • 10
    Hold all eight tentacles together at taped ends and glue to back bottom of large wood circle.
  • 11
    Cut an 8 inch piece of mono filament thread. Glue ends to back top of large wood circle for hanger.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Pepperell Braiding Company Rexlace Vinyl Lacing 100 yard Sparkle Silver 104260063
  • Pepperell Braiding Company Rexlace Vinyl Lacing 100 yard Turquoise 100384200
  • Pepperell Braiding Company Rexlace Vinyl Lacing 100 yard Glow Green 100373596
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pony Beads 1000 pc. 9 mm Neon 104240817
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 3 inch 6 pc. 104139799
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Disc/Circle 1 inch 26 pc. 104139801
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1/2 inch Wood Button Plug 14 pc. 104139629
  • Nicole™ Crafts 100 yard Mono Filament Thread 104244240
  • Prismacolor Marker Black 104128645
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint 2 oz. Neon Green 104741100
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Mini 104110702
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Tape
  • Scissors