Add a Fin-ishing Touch to Layouts With This DIY Paper Fish Tank Project

Have you ever had a pet fish? Fish can truly be wonderful pets for people who might not have a lot of time or physical space to devote to a perhaps more high-maintenance companion animal. And they can be good “starter pets” to teach young kiddos the responsibility of caring for a pet, too! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family have a little fishie they absolutely love — so much so that Sachiyo made a fun DIY paper fish tank project to put in her albums! Let’s take a creative dive, shall we?

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

We have a friendly pet fish named Blackie. Since he’s the only pet fish we currently have, our kids are asking for another fish so that Blackie won’t be lonely. We may welcome a friend fish in the future, but until then, Blackie has an imaginary friend in this fish tank craft. Do you have a home aquarium?

Project by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Using the Clouds Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the teal patterned paper and pale blue patterned paper.

Step 2: Put the pale blue patterned paper on the teal patterned paper, about 1/8″ from the edge. Cut using the outside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern with the Green Blade, leaving 1/2″ uncut from the clouds design side. Trim the clouds design side of the teal patterned paper along the curve with the All-Purpose Scissors.

Step 3: Place the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern on the pale blue patterned paper in the center of the already cut circle, then cut a circle using the outside of the Circle Pattern with the Red Blade, leaving 1/2″ uncut. Trim the clouds design side along the curve with the All-Purpose Scissors.

Step 4: Tear a piece of the sand patterned paper to measure 1″ x 12″ with the Double Wave Tearing Tool and adhere it to the bottom of the pale blue fish tank. Trim the excess. Adhere the pale blue fish tank to the teal one.

Step 5: Using the Kissing Fish Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Navy Cardstock. Cut out two fish as shown.

Step 6: Adhere the fish, Vitamin Sea Laser Cut Border and Embossed Embellishments in the fish tank, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Draw some bubbles with the Black Dual-Tip Pen.

Will you be trying out this fun DIY paper fish tank project for your layouts? It might just be the fin-ishing touch your project needs! Let us know in the comments below!

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