In honor of the approaching Christmas holiday, we're having a "Deck The Halls" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Christmas/Holiday-themed project that could be used to decorate and spruce up their homes for the Holiday Season!
If you've come from visiting Jean at http://jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com/ you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE!
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Deck The Halls" project at FCCB!
How fun is that?
Now for my project - here is what I made!
I made this for my daughter's teacher for her Christmas present. I was in a store one day and saw something like this that was a child's chair and was so stinkin' cute! BUT it had a crazy price tag on it and I knew I could do something similar. So I went to Michaels and bought a stool in the unfinished wood department (using a coupon of course!) and then used supplies I already had at home. I spent less than $5.00!! Here's how I did it:
I started by tracing the top on patterned paper.
Then I painted the sides and bottom (oh yeah, make sure you PRIME the wood first otherwise you'll be painting several coats). I used acrylic paint I had in my supplies.
After the paint dries - get out the Mod Podge! I used the matte finish for this project. Tip: put Mod Podge onto the backside of the PAPER (like glue) and then put it onto the wood. It will help with the air bubbles by gluing the paper first instead of putting it on the stool. Use a brayer or old card to brush out any bubbles that may be there.
Ink the edges with Distress Ink. I used Brushed Corduroy.
Tear a second piece of paper to coordinate with pattered paper. Santa is actually fuzzy or flocked!
I then added paper trim to the bottom of the stool as an accent.
Finally, I cut the word 'BELIEVE' using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge and the Holly image using the Winter Woodland Cartridge, then Mod Podged them to the stool after I inked the edges.
I put 2 coats of Mod Podge all over the stool as a sealer. Now the stool is ready for little ones to wait for Santa's visit!
SO - for the PRIZE on my blog! I am going to give away at least 1 prize - how about some lovely Prima flowers! All you need to do is leave me a comment telling me if you have a special collection of some sort. Mine is snowmen! I love snowmen and they reside on my stairs from the day after Thanksgiving until the end of January (but the other decorations come down after New Year's Day!)
AND I'll give away a 2nd prize if I reach 60 followers by Friday, Dec. 17th!
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT AND A WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF YOU WIN!!!!
Now it's your turn! Let's see your Christmas/Holiday-Themed Decor projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop... Jill's blog! Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!