After putting the Christmas decorations away the other day, my house seemed a little…. bare. I wanted to make something appropriate for winter decor without it being too dreary. I have a gorgeous wreath which you can see in this previous post that actually fell off my front door this year and some pieces broke off. Thankfully the wreath survived but I couldn’t bring myself to throw the little branches away, so I saved them for an unknown future inspiration. That inspiration finally came as an art project.
First I covered an 8×10 canvas with painter’s drop cloth. Then I picked an owl from my stencil sheet and traced it onto some floral fabric I bought at a yard sale, to give some color to the piece. Normally I would have just painted the stencil but I wanted something a little more unique. I cut out the owl pieces and glued them on with Mod Podge. Next I nailed a sawtooth picture hanger on the back for hanging. Then I spent a while repositioning the “icy” winter branches and finally secured them with a hot glue gun. Lastly I added some upholstery tacks around the edges to complete the piece of art.
Remember that “art” comes in many forms- it doesn’t always mean drawing or painting. (Heck, I can barely even draw a stick figure!) So look around your house or your garage and see what you already have with new eyes- then go make some creative art!
I’ve been keeping warm this winter by staying inside to work on projects, watching football, and building Lego cities with my sons. What do you like to do to pass the time while waiting for warmer sunny days?
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