Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday Favs…a vintage looking Christmas craft

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Let’s just be honest.

I’m a grade school level crafter.

If it’s complicated and takes a long time, forget it.

If it’s easy enough for a third grader, I’m lovin’ it!

Here’s an easy craft that I enjoyed doing and I’m lovin’ the results.

Step One: buy an old hymnal or some sheet music at the thrift store or download some music

and cut out your desired shapes

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Step two: to “vintage-ize” the paper set it in some leftover coffee for twenty minutes or so.

To dry it put it on a cookie sheet in a very low oven, (about 110 degrees), for another twenty minutes or so.

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Step three: Write your word or letter on your shape in permanent marker,

(this can actually be done before step two or after, whichever you prefer)

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Step four: Cut out the same shapes in cardstock or thin cardboard

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Step Five: Glue paper shapes to cardboard shapes

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Step Six: Brush about 1/4 inch strip of Elmer’s glue around edge of shape and add glitter

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Last step: to hang, add a loop of twine or ribbon to the back with a hot glue gun.

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Easy, but cute!

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE and HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

Elizabeth

 

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14 comments:

  1. Pretty and SO easy. I love your craftiness and your eye for beauty. :)

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  2. Oh! isn't this simple and pretty! I love your 3rd-grade level crafts - small amount of materials, short amount of time!

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  3. Our homeschool group kids did this for their Christmas party activity and then went to the nursing home to sing and give their craft away to one of the residents. The residents loved them. I like how you added the glitter to the edges.

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  4. Easy and beautiful! love the end result, it seems they are more elaborate.

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  5. I'm loving this idea! And, I love how you said "vintage-ize" - that's cute. I am all about the Vintage look. With the glitter they look so fabulous! I don't think I could ever create without glitter. I have glitter addiction. Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas! xo

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  6. To look at the ornaments, they don't appear to be that easy. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on, especially vintage-izing the paper! Oh, and I love the music playing on your blog! It's beautiful! Since I too, am a follower of Jesus, I will follow you as well!

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  7. Oh, I love these ornaments and so glad you gave the instructions for making them. I'm definitely going to make some of these this year. Thanks for sharing this. I'm now a follower.

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  8. These are just so sweet!
    Blesssings,
    Janet

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  9. Oh these are wonderful, and I love the little window with the snow. thanks so much for joining in for the party!! xo

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  10. Just seeing this post and it's such a great idea for Christmas decor! Great job!!

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