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  • Love Bug Photo Wheel

    Designed By Martha Stewart Crafts

    Use the Martha Stewart Crafts circle cutter to create a rotating display of favorite portraits of family members and friends.


1. Using the circle cutter, cut a 5in circle from red cardstock. Cut two 4 3/4in black circles. Then cut one 2 1/2in, four 1in, and five 1 1/2in black circles.

2. Use the foam brush to coat the 2 1/2in circle and four 1in circles with glue and apply Onyx glitter. Tap off the excess glitter and set aside to dry.

3. Use the circle cutter to cut a 1 1/2in circle about 1/2in from the edge of the red circle as shown (this is the window for your photos). Opposite the 1 1/2in circle, cut a triangular notch from the center of the red circle to the outside of the circle. Take one 4 3/4in black circle and cut off about one-third of it. Discard the small piece. Adhere the large piece to the back of the red circle, so it is visible through the notch in the red circle but not visible through the 1 1/2in circle.

4. Position the 2 1/2in glittered circle (ladybug head) under the edge of the red circle next to the photo window. Trim away the part of the glittered circle that shows through the window. Adhere the remainder of the glittered circle under the edge of the red circle. Using scissors or screw punch, poke a hole through the center of the red circle and the black piece at the point of the notch. The size of the hole should accommodate the brad prongs.

5. Holding the brad by the prongs (a pair of tweezers is good for this purpose), heat the top of the brad with a heat tool. Dip in black embossing powder and heat with heat tool to emboss the top of the brad. Tip: While the first coat is still warm, dip it into the embossing powder again and heat for better coverage. Set aside.

6. Use the circle cutter to cut four 1 1/2in photos and one 1 1/2in red circle (for title). Stamp a title or greeting on the red circle. Position the four photo circles and the stamped circle evenly around the second 4 3/4in circle. Tip: Adjust the photos as you turn the wheel so the photos face the desired direction.

7. Poke a hole through the center of each of the five 1 1/2in circles and adhere them together in a stack with the holes lining up. This stack will be used as a spacer between the upper and lower circles of the ladybug to keep the photos from getting caught on the opening where they show through.

8. Assemble the wheel. Place the black circle with the photos on the bottom, then the stack of circles, and then the large red circle on top. Push the brad down through the top and spread the prongs on the bottom to secure. Adhere a black cardstock tab as shown to the bottom circle as a handle for turning through the photos. Adhere the four glittered black circles atop the red circle as shown.

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Other Supplies

  • Foam brush
  • Cardstock: Black, red
  • Large brad

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