Sunday, December 02, 2007

Scrappy Snowflake












I bought a wooden cutout snowflake at AC Moore for $1.00 - it's gotta be about 10" in diameter, so it's pretty large! I went through my scrap pile and pulled out all the Figgy Pudding scraps and any green/burgundy scraps from other paper companies as well. They were all ripped into small pieces prior to starting the project.



I used Modge Podge for the adhesive and covered the wood in small areas before applying the torn paper, then followed up with another layer of Modge Podge. I did the whole snowflake in this manner, then applied one more coat of MP.



I added a background piece behind the center cutout and attached a "think snow" sentiment from Green Grass Stamps.
All together this took about 45 minutes to an hour to make.


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35 comments:

alli_scraps said...

Cool!!! Love it!!!!

leenda said...

WOW! Very creative! I would LOVE to receive one of your Christmas cards!!

Staci said...

Adorable! What a cute idea!

Heather Grow said...

I love your snowflake.

carol said...

This is amazing!!! Great to see someone is as nuts about Basic Grey as i am :) :) I try to use every little bit as well!!

More please :)
Carol x

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Ummmm....WOW!!!!! Can I ask how long this took you to do?? This is amazing, very creative!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is fantastic, what a wonderful use of scraps.

mnhyrkas said...

Neat project! BG is one of my fav paper lines- it can make anything look better.

nic_d said...

SOOOOO cool! You have amazing ideas. Love your blog!

Janet said...

Holy Moly---that is stunning. I love it. What a cool idea to use up your scraps. Thanks so much for sharing that idea with us all.

erinkmckinney said...

This is so cute!! I love all the different papers together!

mudmaven said...

Cool! Wonder if Mike's or HL has any of those neat wooden snowflakes?

Chriss said...

I have been saving my little bits of this Figgy too and now I know that I can put them to a beautiful creative use. Just amazing! Thanks so much!

Gerriann said...

Beautiful!

siiri said...

It's cool, it really is! Where are you going to put it?

4Hounds said...

I save even the teeniest-tiniest pieces of DP.....now, thanks to you, I know what to do with them!! This is SO amazing!! What a gorgeous Holiday decoration! I would also love to receive a Christmas card from you....and I know that I'll probably frame it too (heck, it'd be a Flaxychick original!!) :-) Have a great day, Michelle! Hugs- Pam (4Hounds)

Beth Norman said...

This is a wonderful project. I love it.

GinaP said...

wow, this is a GREAT project, and it really is big! Isn't the MP sticky after it's all over? What do you do to keep it from being sticky?

Anyway, what a nice result. I like it!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is wonderful! I'm also a nut for Basic Grey and have to get beyond my 'hoarding of the scraps' mindset. sigh.... you have inspired me to pull some of them out and get to work. I also use MP on all of my altered work. I really like how easy it is to use and how well it sticks. no worries about projects coming unglued!

beautiful snowflake!!!!

Pammiewhammie said...

I love using colors that are not 'typical' of a certain thing and this red/green patterned snowflake definitely fits the description. BRILLIANT!

Nicole Steele said...

This is so creative! I love any project that utilizes scraps. I, too, have Figgy Pudding scraps to use. Maybe I'll take your concept and apply it to a Christmas card...hmmm.... Thanks so much for the inspiration you give!

Tricia said...

That brought an "Oh, Wow!" from us this morning!! :) TFS!!

AnnL said...

So beautiful. I wish we has an ACMoore.

DeniseLynn said...

What a great Snow Flake! I love the idea of using up some of my favorite scraps that are too pretty to toss out. Great idea. I think I might try it out on some little gift boxes ... who wouldn't want a gift wrapped up in some basic gray scraps!? We play a fun game at a couple of our parties and I just know the gals are going to fight for my gift this year *wink*.

Feenie said...

What a really neato idea to use up very small paper scraps--I knew there was a reason I was foolishly saving all those dime sized scraps! :)
Feenie

dasimonds said...

I love you snowflake!!!
Great Idea...Nice Job! What a wonderful way to use up some scraps.
I would love a chance to RECEIVE one of your Christmas cards.
Thanks for sharing...

irishchristine said...

This is so awesome! where did you get the snowflake?

Irishchristine

Deb said...

Love the snowflake but love how you used up your Basic Grey scraps. I cannot bear to throw away even the tiniest bit so will look for something like this to 'cover'.

Regina Davis said...

Your snowflake is soooo darn cool. What a great way to use up those scraps.

dd2njoy said...

Oh my this is gorgeous!!!TFS!

Anonymous said...

Looks great! How long did it take you to make it? :o) Pick me! I would love to receive a hand-made card from you! Monika/Buzsy

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Please add my name.
Mary Puskar

scrappernic said...

Fun project! That turned out so neat. Nice to see I'm not the only one who can't throw away scaps :)

Diane Noble said...

Gorgeous! This is a labor of love!! The overall impression belies the fantastic detail. Stunning, girl.

Wendy L. said...

Very nice snowflake. The figgy pudding paper is just darling.

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