12.10.2010

Making Christmas

When our sweet little nieces were here over the Summer we made flowers out of fabric scraps, ModPodge, and glitter. First the girls picked out their favorite fabrics, then I cut a whole bunch of them into petal shapes. Using just plain ole computer paper, the girls traced a circle for the center and colored it in. Then they glued whichever petals they wanted around the circle and covered the whole thing with ModPodge. SO fun! After it was dry, we busted out the glitter. Depsite our best efforts to keep the sparkley stuff contained (and outside even), I'm still finding silver flakes here and there in the studio. After the glitter was dry, Aunt Joee cut them out all pretty-like. The girls were so pleased with their creations!
And I was just as pleased that they left them here as they've been gracing the walls of my studio ever since, but I thought Christmas was as good a time as any to return them to their proper owners. So I framed them up all nice and professional-looking using these gorgeous (and inexpensive woohoo!) Ikea shadowbox frames. I just glued fabric to the back of the already-included matte, and hot glued little stacks of cardboard squares to the backs of the flowers to make them stand off the background about an inch or so. Then I labeled them with their names. I think they turned out really sweet.
I'm working on more handmade-esque Christmas stuff (in between working on LOTS of orders yay!) but I can't show you pictures of some of them cuz the receivers might peek.

Back to the studio for me!

14 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful idea, they will love them.

    Debbie

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  2. That's something they will treasure for YEARS to come! You are the sweetest!

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  3. Wow they look gorgeous in those shadow boxes, they will love them!

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  4. They are beautiful!..& what a great idea to frame them up & send them back as gifts. Kids love to see their stuff 'important enough' to be put in a frame. My heck, don't we all.
    Debbie

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  5. Those are so beautiful! They will cherish them forever. Good going, Auntie! :)

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  6. I love the designs Jo!!!

    I'm planning on coming to Portland for New Years eve with Strong, Angie and the fun!

    Hope to see you there!
    Hugs on a cold December night~
    Pattee

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  7. Desde SALTA, ARGENTINA, felicitaciones por el espacio, lo encontre muy interesante, GRACIELA

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  8. Adorable! They will remember them, always!

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  9. that is so sweet. I'm sure they had a ball making them.

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  10. They're perfectly delightful!

    Have a wonderful holiday...

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  11. Too cute,and what a sweet idea!

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  12. Jo these are beautiful!!!!!!!

    I'm excited~I'm coming to Portland for Storms show and the New Years Day celebration!

    Looking forward to seeing you and Dylan again~
    : ) Pattee

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  13. LOL How many times do I have to repeat myself!
    : ) Pattee

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