Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Handmade Holidays: Art Galleries

My handmade holidays is going very chaotic this year. I have about a million projects up in the air, so you'll probably get a ton of blog posts in a row with all the finishes. Everything is one or two steps from being done.

I did manage to finish something today though. Yay!

I found the idea for an Art Gallery from a blog called Serving Pink Lemonade. Her art gallery is very beautifully done. Much more stylish than mine. But I think I created a pretty good spin on the original.

I took a plaque and painted it. I also painted two clothespins. Then I printed out Logan's favourite cartoon character and the words "Art Gallery" and mod podged them onto the plaque.

I hammered some tiny nails into the back to hold some ribbon in place. I'm not sure how the original was hung, but I thought the ribbon was a nice touch.

I used my hotglue gun to fasten the clothespins on the front.

Now Logan will have a cool place to hang all his artwork! You use the clothespins to hold up various masterpiece works of art.

I made two more after this one for my little cousins out in Vancouver. They are a very artistic bunch as well.

For the Thomas one, I mod podged a fabric Thomas The Train cutout onto the front. The Art Gallery is printed off the computer.

For the little girl one I cut everything out from a very pretty roll of wrapping paper.

(Note: The mod podge is still drying on both of these. I needed to take photos, write this blog and get them back into hiding before I went to pick Logan up from school. Wouldn't want to ruin his surprise!)


Sharing this handmade holidays idea with:

Link Party No. 33 - Tea Rose Home
Friday Fun Finds - KoJo Designs
Finished on the 15th - Favecrafts

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for linking up to us in the last FaveCrafts Blog Hop. Your project is great and we really appreciate you participating. Your project will be featured in a special issue of the FaveCrafts newsletter (tomorrow), which goes out to 850,000+ readers. Be sure you participate in the next blog hop on January 15th.

Thanks again,
Christine, Editor of