A different look to the Slowpoke Turtle Decor Craft Kit by Apostrophe S. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that makes a great handmade gift or home decor.
Isn’t this just the cutest little turtle you have ever seen? She comes from an Apostrophe S Craft Kit called Little Slowpoke. But this little turtle is special because I added my own special touch!
If you were to make the Little Slowpoke according to the craft kit it should look like this.
Can you see the changes I made? That is why I love Apostrophe S kits. They supply the super cute craft projects, but I have the freedom to add my own personal touch. The cost of Little Slowpoke is $16 and comes with everything you need to make the kit as is. Your little slowpoke could be a shelf decoration, paper weight, garden decor or handmade gift!
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- Little Slowpoke craft kit
- Craft Tweezers (can purchase as an add-on to the kit)
- White Glass Seed Beads (optional)
- Metallic Gold Spray Paint (optional)
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Little Slowpoke Turtle Tutorial
The little metal turtle in the kit come a bronze metal washed color, but I want my turtle to be gold. That’s an easy fix with a couple coats of metallic gold spray paint!
Outside we went! You never want to spray paint indoors!
Begin by stringing all of the copper beads onto the length of fishing line. To keep the beads from sliding off, string a bead close to the end of the piece of line and tie a knot around the bead. Then you will be able to string the rest of the beads.
The string of beads is going to make gluing the beads onto the turtle much easier than gluing them on one at a time.
When the spray paint on the turtle has dried it is time to start gluing on the beads. Apply the included E6000 glue to the turtle shell, small sections at a time, following the grooves of the shell. After a small line of glue is applied, lay the strung beads into the line of glue and push the beads into place.
When the beads are right where you want them, slowly and carefully remove the fishing line from that section of beads. The beads will stay right in place.
*Be careful while the glue has not set, the beads can easily be knocked out of place.
I found it easiest to start with the large ring around the shell.
Then the little pieces out to the end of the shell.
The inside grooves I did last.
After all of the beads are glued into place, it is time to begin adding the aqua mother of pearl pieces. Again, focus on one section at a time. Fill that section with E6000 glue and then add the pieces in one at a time. This step is where the craft tweezers come in handy.
Make sure to cover the entire shell.
That’s it! Your little slowpoke is done in 3 easy steps!
Want a closer look at the original Little Slowpoke? Click this link to go to the blog post that shares the original Slowpoke Turtle Decor Tutorial.
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