I Love My Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

May 18, 2009 at 3:03 am 3 comments

IAH-061_window_screenLOS OSOS, CA – Monday morning – I love to recycle, upcycle and have fun with making un-ordinary crafts with ordinary things.  This week, I thought I would share with you my Window Screen and Tackle Jewelry. Aleene’s Tacky Glue adds some intriguing texture to this project while protecting the sharp edges of the window screen.

The guys at the tackle shop are going to wonder what you’re up to!

Have fun! >>Heidi

12” x 18” piece of window screen
Wire cutters
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
Metallic acrylic paints: silver, copper, gold
30 gold jump rings
Needlenose pliers
2 (size 7) brass snap swivels for earrings
1 pair of fishhook earrings
21 (size 10) brass snap swivels for necklace (can be found wherever fishing tackle is sold)


Using wire cutters, cut a total of 30 diamond-shaped pieces from window screen.

Apply a generous amount of glue directly from bottle to all edges of diamond pieces, being sure to cover all sharp points. Let dry completely. If any sharp points remain after glue dries, snip them off with wire cutters. Reapply glue if necessary to cover all sharp points.

Paint both sides of each piece, completely covering glue and allowing paint to fill some of the holes in the screen. Let dry.

Using needlenose pliers, attach 1 jump ring to top point of each piece. For each earring, attach 1 silver diamond to small end of size 7 snap swivel. Attach 1 gold diamond to large end of same snap. Attach earring hook to end of swivel.

For necklace, link together all size 10 swivel snaps to form necklace chain. IAH-061_window_screen_starsAttach remaining 26 pieces to necklace, placing where desired.

Heidi’s Designer Tip: Metallic acrylic paint adds a rich look but you can also change the look by trying other colors or other shapes.


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Inspired at Home Radio – great show tonight! Where was Heidi last Sunday?

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. andrea  |  May 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    oh I LOVE this!! gotta try it

  • 2. Gabriela  |  May 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm


    These are fabulous!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  • 3. eve  |  June 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I remember this craft from my big book from long ago when the show was on the air.
    You have been such an inspiration to me. I had your big book of crafts until Hurricane Katrina came along and I lost it. Broke my heart because I don’t think you can replace that one..


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