Monday, December 6, 2010

Easy Christmas Craft

Have you ever noticed that your taste in Christmas decorations change every year?

I never seem to decorate the same.

I decided I didn't like the little grapevine wreath on this wall.
See it there, on the left.




 I picked up these older Christmas dolls for a great price;
I got the tree at a yard sale last year and liked the way they looked all together,
so I wanted to ad something that would fit their style
more than the rustic country look.




So I found a small wooden frame.  I keep spare frames in a box with my craft stuff.
I painted it gray...


and after it was dry, I found my Modge Podge and painted the whole front and sides of the frame.



I then poured white glitter all over the wet Modge Podge,
being careful to do so over a scrap piece of paper.




I do make a mess.



But that's what the scrap paper is for
(well, for the majority of the mess anyhow.  Somehow, I still seem to get glitter everywhere.)


I carefully lift the scrap paper and pour the glitter back into it's container.




I picked out an image from The Graphics Fairy who has old prints to use for free.
I found these three Christmas Victorian children that resembled my bunch,
so I printed it out in the size I wanted for the frame.

(Yes, the image is also on my scrap piece of paper: it took me a couple tries to get the image to the size I wanted.  Math and estimation are not my friend).

I decided to ad some glitter to the picture as well.




I did the same thing: sprinkled the glitter on,
making sure I had scrap paper underneath,
and then poured the excess back when I was done.

Hmm, I don't see any scrap paper under the image.

Maybe that's why I make such a mess.





I like it better than the wreath.





Do you?






11 comments:

  1. Beautiful framed art piece you have created!

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  2. A darling project, the frame with the image looks amazing.

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  3. I like it better than the wreath too:)

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  4. Thanks for your nice words and for visiting my blog!!

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  5. I think it is beautiful!! Everything looks great! :)

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  6. Love those sweet Christmas vintage dolls but absolutely adore the art work that you created!! great idea!!

    A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  7. What a scrumptious mantle and I love your picture! I'd love to glitter up some things!!!
    I love your blog, it has such a good welcoming feel. It's so lovely to meet you~
    Please link up again my friend~
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  8. Great Project! Finding you from All Things Heart and Home. But I am seriously in LOVE with your Christmas Carolers! Oh my! They are precious. Must find me some.

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  9. That is beautiful! Your mantle looks amazing and the glittered art you created is perfect up there! Thank you for sharing at my Feathered Nest Friday party!

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