Flash Back to the 80's Smurf Inspired
Updated: Nov 21, 2020
One of my Favorite Cartoons growing up was the Smurfs.
Aqua Angels Art completed ( almost ) a Smurf Inspired Smurf Hut. I will be giving you my step-by-step DIYs on how I created my Smurf Inspired Hut.
This project took several days since part of it needed drying time. The next one I do I think will save drying time since I wont be using paper towels. I had a lot of fun creating my Smurf Inspired hut, watching it take life, and seeing how creative I could be. I have one final step before it is complete.
Stay tuned for the final Image and the step-by-step DIY.
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Flashback to the 80's - Aqua Angels Art created a hut inspired by the Smurfs. Made from a Button Container from The Dollar Tree. Supplies I used: Mod Podge, Elmer's Glue, Hot glue gun, Hot Glue, E6000 Glue, Cloth-like paper towels, Heavy Duty Foil, Scissors, Box Cutter, Sponge, Masking Tape, Extension Cord, Cardboard, Paint, ( I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface ) Paint Brushes, Paper Plates, sandpaper Container - I used a Button holder from the Dollar Tree, a Plastic Bag for stuffing, An Image to Inspire your creation.
How To: Gather your supplies and have a good workspace.
Take the lid off the container to make the mushroom shape. Glue the plastic bag unto the lid. ( You can also use newspaper or any other like material. ) I used Elmer's Glue, Hot Glue, and E6000. Now use your heavy-duty foil to shape the stuffing. Use your hot glue to glue it onto your Bag. Use your image as inspiration. I used two pieces of foil for the shaping, but you can use how much you think you will need for your project. If I were doing a larger hut I would have need more. Take another piece of foil for the Rim of the mushroom. Roll it into a long strip. Hot glue it onto the bottom of your Lid ( Mushroom ). Use as much foil as you need for your project. Trim off excess foil.
Now time to construct the Chimney. Hot Glue it on. The top of your Mushroom is designed. Now time to use Elmer's glue to glue the cloth-like paper towel strips onto the bottom half of your container. ( I used a button container from the Dollar Tree, You can select any container you wish. ) ( Use your mind and seek your vision ) ( You can use newspaper instead of paper towels )
Next time I will not cloth-like containers since it took overnight to dry. I did add water to Elmer's glue. While that is drying,
Glue strips to the top half of your Mushroom. Covering up all the foil. I did two layers of paper towels. So you will need plenty of drying time.
The next step is painting both parts of the mushroom with white acrylic paint. ( allow dry time ). I took sandpaper to the Rim of the Mushroom to make the lid go on and off of the bottom part easier. Now to color your Mushroom. Use the colors of your choosing. Use an image for inspiration. I ended up using a different image toward the end.
Windows - Doors - Extras: You can use clay, foil, wood, I gave it thought until I knew what would work best for this project. I used cardboard since it is something most people have already. Decide what you want and then cut your shapes. I used two types of cardboard. One is from a Rachel Ray cat food box and one is a small part of a cereal box because I needed thin cardboard also.
Door - I cut pieces to look like wood - and also for the window. I glued them onto thinner cardboard. I then created a 3D window. I also glued several pieces of cardboard together for a flower pot ( this isn't done yet ) I painted these objects with several coats of paint. Then I used Hot Glue and E6000 Glue to attach them to my hut.
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