~Christmas Craft Showcase~
Have you made a purchase, not knowing what you’re actually going to do with the product? I have to confess that I do that sometimes. I see something cute and a few ideas run around in my head but honestly I don’t have a definite idea of what I want to do with it…but I know I’ll do something!
This time, I made some Christmas 3D Subway Art!
That’s what happened when I found these cute fabric covered wooden words at Michael’s. They were in the $1.00 bin. They’re so cute who could resist!
Once I got them home, I remembered that I had a wooden frame with some great cut-out designs. It’s been sitting, waiting for the day that it would become spectacular.
My first thought was what to do with the frame. I went back and forth on whether I should paint it or maybe decoupage it with some great paper. But with the cut-out design, I knew it would be too hard to get a good clean-cut of the paper. Finally, I decided that I would use DecoArt Americana black acrylic paint and their Staining and Antiquing Medium.
When you add the staining medium to the paint, it creates a great colored stain for your project. You simply brush the mixture on and then immediately rub it off.
This created a light black stain on the frame, which is perfect for this project. I didn’t want a deep dark black painted frame. I wanted something softer for this art.
Once the frame was dry, I worked on the placement of the words. To attach the words to the frame, I hot glued twine across the back of each word and to the frame itself. I glued twine strands about 2 inches apart, which allowed each letter to be glued to at least 2-3 strands of twine. It works great because the words do not lean forward or move around.
It was destiny that those 5 little $1 words fit perfectly in that frame! I just knew it would look spectacular!
Are you in the mood for some more Christmas crafts? Look no further…enjoy the Christmas Craft Showcase! Check out the schedule and mark your calendar for some wonderful inspiration…
Monday, Dec. 9
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