I had so much fun playing with our latest release I just couldn’t put them away.
Since my mother passed away I haven’t felt very creative and Christmas just tends the come and go without celebrating it. My Mom wasn’t a crafter, but she loved art. And Christmas. For some reason, this year, the creative bug hit, and once I started creating I couldn’t stop.
So, today, I’m presenting you with two farmhouse style ornaments that I made using the New Skinny Alphabet Stencilz and the New Hand drawn Scrolls Stencilz. For the years that I’ve been stamping and using dies, doing an alphabet with large letters have been cost prohibitive. But, with stencilz it is no longer so. And, I’m loving it.
For these ornaments, I used two 4” x 6” canvas frames and removed the canvas and dry brushed the frame. I used large popsicle sticks for the back, which I painted in white chalk paint and dry brushed with a brown wash. I created the words with the Skinny Alphabet Stencilz, outlining them in pencil and filling in with red permanent marker.
After I attached the back to the frame it was DECORATING TIME! Can you tell it’s the MOST fun part for me? I used a length of jute and hot glued it to the top of the frame. Then I added leaves and pinecones and berries, along with a buffalo check ribbon bow I tied with more twine
For the “Jingle” ornaments I added jingle bells instead of the pinecone. I have to say that I am loving these ornaments. I can see them personalized and hanging above the stockings on the mantle. I think Mom would love them too.