Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by because I have a fun project to share with you. I cannot believe that in 2 weeks I will be waking up in snowy western New York, and I cannot wait. The anticipation is killing me, seeing all that glorious snow up north, when we're still in the 80's down here in Florida, to me....just isn't fair. So to combat my desires until my kids and I head north, I created a fun little Winter Wall Hanging using some very versatile Sizzix dies. I hope you enjoy! :)
I love this "Cameo" frame die from Tim Holtz, it's just the perfect size for a small wall hanging. I also used parts of Brenda Walton's 3-D ShadowBox die and I also used Tim Holtz's 3-D Star Bright die for my project.
- heavyweight chipboard
- pattern paper, (I used "Season's: Winter" from Authentique)
- spray adhesive
- hot glue
- distressing ink, (I used "Vintage Photo" from Ranger)
- natural quilters batting, (I coffee stained my batting first)
- rusty bells
- heavy gauge wire
- gingham ribbon
- sentiment words
- small glitter snowflake
- snowman, (I handmade my snowman)
- sewing machine, (optional of course)
To make the frame of this wall hanging, die cut 2 pieces of heavyweight chipboard and 1 pattern paper from the Cameo frame die. Then using a spray adhesive, spray the chipboard together, (I used 2 pieces, because I really like a strong, heavy backing). Then ink the edges of the top paper and adhere it to the chipboard.
Next, die cut the frame from the 3-D ShadowBox die, from chipboard and pattern paper. Adhere the two together, then machine stitch around the outside.
Adhere the top frame to the bottom frame using a hot glue.
Then you're ready to embellish the front of the wall hanging. First, using a piece of coffee stained batting, I die cutted the frame using the 3-D ShadowBox die again, then just cut the batting with scissors to mimic a snowfall.
Then die cut the small star from the 3-D StarBright die, fold, ink and glue edges together, then spray with adhesive and glitter. Adhere a smaller snowflake on top, then glue the star to the wall hanging.
For the snowman. I handmade mine, though if you don't want to go through the trouble of making one, you can purchase one at a craft store as a short cut.
To make mine, I used 2 small styrofoam balls, cut in half and pressed to squish them to the desired size. I then coated them with gesso, then white acrylic paint. I fashioned a carrot nose from orange oven bake clay and secured it to "his" face using hot glue. Dab on eyes and mouth with black acrylic paint, then spray the snowman with adhesive and sprinkle on glitter. I adhered 3 small rusty bells to "his" front, fashioned rusted wire arms, added a scrap of homespun around "his" neck for a scarf and made a top hat, (cone) for his head using pattern paper, tinsel rope and a small rusty bell. When your snowman is complete, adhere "him" to the front of the frame.
To finish...add heavy gauge wire to the top for a nice hanger, then tie navy gingham ribbon into bows and adhere to the corners using hot glue.
Then adhere sentiment words to the front as shown....and a larger rusty bell to the bottom.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you stop by again soon for more Wintery inspiration.