This kit is for personal use ONLY. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell any part of this design or the instructions without my permission. Pre-Cut & Digital Fountain & Birdbath@2022 Jacqueline Smith
Please read all instructions prior to beginning the project. Instructions are given for both the digital and pre-cut versions.
Suggested Material List for Fountain and Birdbath . . .
- Pre-cut kit has been cut from 80 lb white cover cardstock and 65 lb Recollections Shimmer White Gold Cardstock
- Materials for Digital Version: Any quality medium weight cardstock. For my Fountain model I used a glossy cardstock with a marble print. The pattern is subtle and doesn’t pick up well in my photos, but is very cute is person.
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I put it in a bottle with a thin metal tip. If you are new to making kits, you may want to use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue as this allows more time for you to reposition your pieces if you make a mistake.
- Multi-surface satin finish acrylic paints in the colors of your choice.
- DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. If you want to make your cardstock look like marble and it isn’t glossy enough, finish with this glaze.
Cutting Guide for Fountain…
Let’s get started…
Assemble Each of the Three Basins. The instructions are the same for each basin.
1. The score lines, particularly for the pedestals and fountain head, are very close together. I suggest scoring them deeper, then using a straight edge like a ruler to help fold them. I often use a jewelry plier to grasp the cardstock and help me fold it. Fold all of the score lines towards the back (mountain folds.)
2. Glue the basin sides into an octagon, then glue on the bottom.
3. Fold over each side wall of the basin and glue down to the tab on the inside. Don’t forget to add a dab of glue to the tabs of the wall on the right. The inside wall is slightly shorter so that the basin slopes inwards.
4. When you get to the last wall side, tuck in all the tabs before gluing the wall down.
5. Glue trim as desired onto the sides of each of the basins. I have also included optional coping pieces for the tops of the basins. You can darken the edges of the coping pieces with paint, distress ink or a sharpie so that that will appear to be grouted onto each basin.
Assemble Each of the Two Pedestals. The instructions are the same for each pedestal.
6. Fold all of the score lines towards the back (mountain folds) except the score lines marked in red in the picture below, which should be folded towards the front (valley fold.)
7. Glue the bottom part of the pedestal sides into an octagon, then glue on the bottom.
8. Glue together the upper columns of the pedestal sides. You can use the score lines to position the column sides if you want the columns straight, or slant them slightly towards the top if you want the columns to taper.
Assemble the Fountain Head.
9. The fountain head is folded and glued in the same way as the bottom part of the pedestals. Once completed, glue into the center of the top basin and the pedestals between the basins. I glued a little silver bead on top. You can also roll a thin circular column that you insert into the top of the fountain head and glue on fountain decorations like dolphins or cupids. Drawing dolphins in beyond me, but there are many silhouettes on Google that you could import into your cutting software. I used silhouettes I found in Design Space.
Cutting Guide for Birdbath…
1. The score lines on the pedestal are very close together. I often use a jewelry plier or tweezer to grasp the cardstock and help me fold it.
2. Glue the base of the pedestal sides into an hexagon, then glue on the bottom.
3. Glue the stem of the pedestal into a hexagon. then put a touch of glue on each of the little tabs and use your fingers to push the sides of the bottom of the pedestal against the stem. Don’t forget to add a dab of glue to the tabs at the bottom of the stem where it enters the base. Glue the two little star pieces together and onto the top of the stem.
4. Overlap the cut edge of the basin slightly and glue. Glue on the lip of the basin , then glue the basin on top of the pedestal.