After I had my ripping apart meltdown, I sat down and wrote a list of some other ways I could use toothpicks. Here are some of those ideas I came up with ...
*make a fence -how cute would that be with some twine wrapped around it
*make a campfire/tee-pee embellishment
*use them as a tool to apply those detailed rub-ons
*make some Valentine's day cupid arrows
*frame a photo
* use them for snowman arms
I'm sure I could go on , but let's take a look at what our designers did!
Practical Scrapper Brenda painted some toothpicks white, trimmed one end on each one, and then used them to outline a diecut star for this 4th of July page. She used micro glue dots to adhere the toothpicks.
On this layout, Practical Scrapper Kerri, placed two round toothpicks together and wrapped a double layer of Martha Stewart twine around them to create her flagpole.
Not only can you use them to embellish, but you can use them as a tool! Practical Scrapper Kerri took a stab at quilling on this card. She used her toothpicks to roll her pattern paper to create her flower petals and leaves. Not only did they do the rolling, but she used them to apply her glue to her rolled petals and leaves.
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