Monday, December 1, 2014

Retro Snowman Wall Hanging

I have two other posts today.
To see my "The Shabby Tea Room" post go HERE.
To see my GD at "Paper Sweeties" go HERE

Hello "crafty" friends or should I say "Crafty Secrets" friends!!
Here we are at Dec 1st already and that means it's time for our
where each member of the  Crafty Secrets design team brings you a
fabulous tutorial
where you can join in a challenge with us where everyone is a winner!!
All you need to do is use a "Crafty Secrets" product
and there are a ton of them  offered FREE to use!!

Before we get started I wanted to mention that
Sandy has just released a NEW digital stamp set "Vintage Santas"
29 images in all and they are fantastic!!
Make sure and take a peek at them HERE!
I didn't use them in THIS project, but you can see one of them
on my Friday's post HERE
and you will see them on my blog in the next few weeks!! 

My tutorial today is a rather easy and a very FUN one.
We will be making a "Retro Snowman Wall Hanging"
I have to say I was "Pinterest" inspired to make one
ALL the images, papers you see have come from this CD.

First thing is you want to choose your images and print them.
Gather up some supplies you might need to decorate your piece with.

Cut out all your printed images and set aside.
The label you see I printed is my "MAIN" piece which I will "build"
my wall hanging on.
Because it is the main piece, it needs to be somewhat sturdy,
so trace it on a heavier piece of cardboard and cut out.
I laid it face down to trace, so my pencil makings would not show on the front side.

Adhere the two pieces together.  Let dry.
Punch two holes at the top to attach your wire to, to hang!

If you want to add glitter to your cut out pieces, this is the time to do it!
(I added glitter to the snowman hat, wreath, holly and his "coal"
down the front of him, as well as a "snow writer" on
all the snow you see on him, giving a 3D effect!!)
Add you glitter, then set aside to completely dry!
Take a little break, have some coffee, let the dog out, grab a piece of chocolate...
is the glitter dry?  Yes, good, back to work!!

Somewhat lay your pieces out how you want them.
Once you are satisfied with your placement, adhere them in place!

Now comes the fun part, adding all your little bits and bobbles.

I cut a banner from my Retro digital papers I had printed...
this particular paper was absolutely perfect for these banners!

So there you have it, my finished piece.
It is somewhat large, just perfect to have in my kitchen for the holidays I think!!

Now head on over to the Crafty Secrets blog 
and see all the wonderful creations my teammates have created.
Here is a direct link to all  their tutorials.
Give them a visit and leave them some love!!

Diane Hover (that's me)
and to welcome  our lovely Guest Designers
 Birgit Norton
Glenda Brooks

Entering the following challenges:
Anything But A Card .... Use 5 (5  banners)
Simon Says Monday .... Holiday Cards/Gifts/Wrappings
Shopping Our Stash .... Free Is Good (my digitals free...stash is the frame)
Simon Says Wednesday ....Anything Goes


Glenda said...

I simply adore your piece! The little snowman just really makes me smile!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Diane, this is just so adorable! I love the picket fence that you decorated with tinsel! Such a sweet project and a great tutorial, too!

Darlene said...

This is FABULOUS! I just LOVE that little picture frame and how clever are you with that banner (NEVER would have thought to do that!) I always find inspiration when I come to visit ... not I'm going to scroll down and see your other 'sure to be amazing' creation!
Have a fabulous day my friend and thanks for all the tips & tricks!

Birgit said...

This is such a darling piece of home decor! I love all the little elements you brought together perfectly! So clever to use the sample paper page to create your banner with. I must try to remember that one. ;-) Blessings~ Birgit

Elizabeth said...

Oh this is sweet. Just makes you want to wrap up warming, get out there, and build a snowman. the little tinselled fence is cute. Thanks for that banner tip...wouldn't have thought of that and it is a wonderful idea.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Diane, this is gorgeous!! I love the scene you've created!! That vintage snowman is so cute!! I love the tinsel and banner!! Awesome tutorial, too!! Amazing project my friend!! Love love it!! Off to see what else you've created today!! Have a great day :)

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Gloria Stengel said...

So Retro. It is just the style that my mom loved when I was a child, so I am drawn to it! I love the tinsel and the tiny banner! Nice job!

Leslie Miller said...

You are one busy gal and always coming up with something amazing! What fun this is! I keep looking at all the parts and just oooohing and ahhhhing!

Ros Crawford said...

Diane you make the sweetest retro creations ... This is adorable!!

Leslie Hanna said...

That's a pretty adorable project. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful home d├ęcor piece and so perfect for Christmas
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Neva Cole said...

Sweet project! Thanks for joining us @ Anything but a Card. Neva, DT @ ABAC

Lynne said...

Beautiful piece with lovely tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card and good luck!
Lynne, Anything But a Card DT

Shantaie said...

this absolutely adorable! I would love to have this hanging in my entryway...I may just need to make one just like it!

Anonymous said...

stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Happy Holidays :) - Ashli

Sheila Rumney said...

What a sweet project! Just makes me smile!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Diane, I finally made it back her to Pin your cute Retro Snowman wall hanging to our Christmas Board. It's super adorable and great ideas like how you made your banner.

Thanks for sharing