Monday, February 4, 2013

Keeping Children Warm by the Fire

One of my recent project for winter sprucing-up around the house was this garland:

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I have been collecting pictures of children all wrapped-up in their winter wear ever since Auntie Bliss introduced me to the two snow babies on the sled in the middle.  I have several in frames around the house, but I decided to use photocopies of them to make this festive garland for my dining room mantel.

Here’s what I did:

First, I gathered five of my burlap triangle (yes—I’ve got them pre-cut, ready and waiting, ‘cause you just never know when the urge will strike), then I cut slightly larger triangles out of my light blue card stock.

Then I printed off copies of my favorite snow kids, using a parchment-look card stock, and started cropping them to fit on the pennant triangles.

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I then applied a thin smear of Mod Podge® (which you can find in The Creative Corner at Hodgepodge!) using a stiff, short bristled paintbrush.

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Having dumped a little blue, glass glitter into a bowl, I began “scooping” the glitter onto the photo.

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While the glitter dried, I used the Mod Podge® to apply the burlap to the card stock.

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Then I attached the glitter-fied photos, as well as a little piece of brown trim, to kind of finish the look.

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I measured a length of jute across my mantel, allowing for a little “drape,” then I attached the pennants to the jute using masking tape.

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Another quick look at this crazy easy project.  Those happy faces just make me smile!

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If you have any questions, please leave me a message here or drop me an email.

As ever, thanks for your indulgence!

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1 comment:

Auntie Bliss said...

Ohhhh!!! How cute!!! How fun!!!
well done :)

I laughed so hard at the "morote" tooo cute :) there is a Mrs. Ramona at school...we have called her Mrs. Marona forever :)

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