Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas wish-lists

Christmas is rushing ever-nearer and so the kids are thinking more & more about what they want from Santa. To help them keep their lists in order (and under control) I made up these fun little wish-list hangers for them. I saw this idea on one of the blogs I read but can't remember whose. If you recognize the source, please let me know as I would really like to give proper credit for the idea.
I started with a couple of wooden signs that I bought at Michaels for $1.99 each. I stained/coloured them using Distress Ink and Copic markers to achieve a natural wood appearance. I then attached a long ribbon down the back and adhered some coloured craft sticks (using very strong Sookwang tape). The kids will write their "must-have" items onto the sticks.

To decorate the signs, I used a computer generated label that I embellished with glitter. The key ingredient though was the addition of decorated chipboard shapes that I got from Ezee Pzee.

Luke asked for a snowman on his list so I chose this wonderful snowman shape. I started the decorating process by colouring his hat and arms with Copic markers. I then added Glossy Accents to the hat. Once that was dry, I added green Stickles glitter glue to the scarf and hat band and then orange Stickles to his nose. Again, I needed to give some drying time before covering the rest of the snowman with Sookwang double-sided tape and then pressing in white fun flock. For the finishing touch, I added small black brads in 2 different sizes. I love how dimensional the final product is. And all the different textures (especially the fun flock) are lots of fun.

Alex decided on a pair of mittens and I admit to having some difficulties getting the finish just right. I decided to use 2 colours of fun flock which is something I haven't done before. First I tried adding it with Sookwang tape but I wasn't happy with the final look - it was just too flat. So I decided to add another layer using glue as the adhesive. It gave a much thicker finish but I probably should've scraped off the first layer as the glue didn't go on evenly and so the final product ended up a bit lumpy. I've convinced myself that this is OK since the mittens are intended to be those home-knitted thick type (LOL). I added a bit of green Stickles to finish it off.

And now these hangers are on strong magnets on the fridge just waiting for Santa to come by and fulfill all the wishes. Oh, and I had to add several more sticks as the boys seem to think Santa is a lot more generous than he really is. And talk about generous, you must check out Ezee Pzee's facebook page. There is a brand-new challenge to create Christmas projects and the winner (randomly chosen) will get to design their very, own chipboard shape set! And if you don't have any Ezee Pzee's yet, you will find the order form right there as well as a list of stores now carrying the line.

Ezee Pzee Challenge - Christmas
Critter Sketch - texture
Winter Wonderland - make a decoration
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - snow people
Our Creative Corner - 3-D Christmas
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Christmas / Winter


  1. This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. cute cute project thanks for joining the Critter Sketch challenge blog this week for our embossing challenge!

  3. Great projects!

    Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch this week!

  4. What lovely 'wish list hangers' and what a fantastic idea., love the cute little images.

    So glad you join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  5. wow what a fabulous creation, thank you for sharing it with us this week at Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Fabulous project a great idea I love it thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  7. Wonderful idea and project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  8. These are a wonderful idea. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC.
    Hugs Shelley xx
    There is also some blog candy