Between all my travels over Christmas break, there wasn’t much time for crafting. I did however fit in a few small projects here and there.
First up, a painted family tree plate. My step mom, Angela, painted this plate for Nanny & Papa J for Christmas. It has all the members of our immediate family and the year they were married. It looks so good and only cost $1!
(Excuse my iphone pictures. I forgot to take pictures with my camera!)
I painted a small decoupaged canvas for Nanny. I love the 8 x 10 size of canvas.
Before I left for Christmas, the kids I babysat made Christmas stained glass ornaments. I’ve been doing this with kiddos for years. They love it! After they were made, I strung them with bakers twine and hung them in the kitchen window. So cute.
For a few Christmas gifts for friends, I made Pinterest inspired photo canvases. Liza’s is actually on a piece of mdf and Desta’s I put on a canvas. What I did was tape tissue paper to a sheet of plain copy paper, trim it, print a picture on it with my printer, and then decopage the tissue paper image. It turned out so well!
After this step, I trimmed the paper and let it dry. Here’s what Desta’s look like start to finish.
The last artistic endeavor was just a couple of weekends ago. And boy was it magnificent! Because of its beauty, I’ll wait to share it in a post all by itself. Now I’m not one for waiting or for enjoying the suspense of surprises, so here’s a sneak peak of the last project.
Any guesses what it could be?