Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One last Christams project...

Happy Day Everyone!

Today, I am going to post what I think may be my final, and favorite, project of the year.

It is another paper craft and reclamation hybrid. 

While cleaning my kitchen before Thanksgiving, I found an enamel ware lid for a little sauce pan that I no longer own.  Rather than throw it away, I tossed it in my quickly growing "useable junk" box.  A few weeks later, I decided to use it as a wreath form.
Here are a few detail photos:

I used a variety of green scrapbook papers and cut them into various evergreen shapes using my Black Cat Cougar digital die cutter.  The cardinal and the poinsettia centers were glittered with Distress Glitter in Festive Berries. 

I fell in love with this Tim Holtz image, and it worked perfectly in the center of my wreath.  I cut it from Christmas music paper, and inked the edges with a bit of Distress Ink.  I attached the lady directly to my base, and popped the gentleman with a few foam dots. 

I wish you all Peace, Love and Joy this Holiday Season.



  1. What a great idea to use a lid for a wreath, I'm going to have to go to Goodwill and see if I can find some orphan lids to use.

    1. Thanks, Diane, for this and all of the lovely comments on my recent projects! Happy New Year!

  2. What a fabby idea Elizabeth!! Your wreath is BEAUTIFUL!! I can hear that sweet hum of your Black cat....cutting all of your goodies out! You did a fantastic job of adding all of the pieces...so real like!! I got to know how long that took!! I love the couple in the center..and your cardinal and poinsettias are beautiful!!

    Thank you too for visiting my Art Glitter post and leaving such a lovely comment...no one ever comments there...so I truly appreciate it!!

    I am sooo excited that you have added my blog badge to your blog!! Thank you super much!! I can't wait to see your creation!! Big Hugs!!
    Heather :0)

  3. Thanks, Heather! I am looking forward to entering your first challenge! It will be really fun to get into a V-Day frame of mind.

  4. What fabulous upcycling Elizabeth, your wreath is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your favorite project from 2013 with us at Unruly PaperArts and I do hope you will join us throughout 2014 for our Reader Art Quests so we can see more of your beautiful work. Danie xx

  5. Here from UPA. Your project caught my eye. I actually just bought this die and hope I can create something spectacular with it like you did. Helene


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