Here are the final two projects from Wednesday's play day. The first is a wreath made from approximately 30 pages torn from a hymnal. We rolled, folded and stapled these to a matboard "donut" circle. Aged lace was glued on top of the staples. Assorted greenery, flower and berry bits were added as well as a bow and some gold Stickles around the edge of the lace. I like how the ends of the pages look like they were inked with red, but that was the color of the edges - no work, no fuss! The pages, though a little aged, aren't vintagey enough for me. I think I will hang this outside on the front porch door so the sun will darken it for me and then finish it off with a light spray of glimmer mist.
And, last but not least, the cute little winter-wonderland-in-a-bottle. Isn't this just the cutest shaped bottle? Notice the neck? We had to squeeze all those trees and the reindeer through that small opening! I didn't have much patience with this step - I wouldn't have done well with those ships-in-a-bottle! Once these items were glued in place, we simply sprinkled fake snow inside (I also added a few tiny bells for color) and added rubons to the exterior. This looks large in the photo since it's a closeup, but the bottle is only about 5 inches tall and 7 inches wide.
While I was at Jeri's, I also picked up my stockings from the recent stocking swap. 26 gorgeous stockings from 26 art friends - and every one is unique and beautiful! I will share these tomorrow.