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!