It is that time.
The mall is already crazy.
Christmas commercials are jingling.
Lights are being strung.
Lists are being made.
Peppermint Mocha has arrived at Starbucks.
Thanksgiving...have you already passed??
(We start celebrating Christmas earlier & earlier each year it seems! lol.)
|4.5 x 10 Shoe Box Art|
So in preparation...our Christmas bins have started coming in from the garage and the kids are all about doing some winter art. This year I really want to focus on all things handmade & simple. I want to make lots of new decorations, transform stuff I don't like anymore,
and make many of my own Christmas gifts.
The other night, I used a shoe box lid again to make some Christmas art just like I did here. It will be a perfect little addition to a wall somewhere.
I love that it didn't cost a dime and of course that a piece of trash has been
turned to treasure. :)
First, I covered the box with some torn or cut magazine pages and sheet music. I really like the texture that the magazine creates. I love when you can see little bits popping through. After that I stamped, painted, wrote, and scribbled to grunge it up. Then I drew a whimsical tree. I added buttons using Mod Podge and added some finishing touches.
Quick, easy, and festive!
(I loved making the tree so much that I am painting some on canvas board to add to my shop!)
Are you making any Christmas gifts or decorations?
Have a wonderful day!