Monday, December 16, 2013

"Joyous" Kiwi Lane Wooden Mitten Ornament

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Hi everyone, Audrey here, sharing a little holiday ornament project today featuring our adorable Joyous collection along with a fun template from our product partner this week, Kiwi Lane.

I love keeping my eye out for unusual items to alter, and recently I came across this cute wooden mitten ornament at the thrift store. The original paint job and decals didn't go with my decor, but I knew it would be easy to alter and up-cycle using some of my favorite scrappy supplies. With just a bit of paint and a few touches, I now have an adorable ornament to love or to gift. The only tough part now is choosing which.

The first job was giving the mitten a new paint job. And then, since I like things on the shabby side, the edges were lightly sanded and distressed. I added beautiful wired burlap ribbon around the top of the mitten, tied into a big bow and dressed with additional trims and rusty bells.

Next step is adding a festive hang tag and holly leaves to the bow. The holly was made with Kiwi Lane's Christmas Accessory template set. Simply trace the holly onto your favorite patterned paper, and cut them out. I used paper from the 6x6 Bundle here. Then I inked the edges and added some machine stitching down the center of each leaf using bright green thread. To give the leaves a bit of lifelike dimension, fold the lightly along the center stitch line. I then gave my leaves a touch of wintery glamor with mica glitter before tucking them up into the bow.

The hang tag is from the 12x12 Statements Accent sheet. I added a pair of round Details stickers to the center and punched a hole at the top to tie up with string. Quick and easy!
Enjoy!
Supplies:
Authentique Joyous Collection:
6x6 Paper Bundle
12x12 Statements Accent Sheet
Details Stickers

Kiwi Lane:
Christmas Accessory Template Set

Trim: May Arts, 7Gypsies
Paint: Delta
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko
Glitter: Stampendous
Rusty Bells: Craft Supply
Wooden Mitten

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12 comments:

  1. This turned out so beautiful! What a wonderful way to wrap a Christmas gift!

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  2. Love your altered mitten. Altered art is such fun. Love the holly in the kiwi lane set. Very useful for corner accents and tag tops

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  3. This is beautiful and would look perfect decorating a package or just placed among other holiday decorations.

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  4. Loving the papers and darling altered mitten project! I would use the templates for layouts and cards!

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  5. I hope you choose to "love it" ... but if you decide to "gift it" please gift it to me. I think it is absolutely STUNNING. Thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas.

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  6. I don't have a very unique comment, but I would use the templates for scrapbooking and cards!

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  7. This is sooo me! I love everything about this. The mitten is too cute! Great find! The burlap, trim and jingle bells are absolutely fabulous touches. Gotta get me those holly leaf templates. So cute! Really love this. Wish you could gift it to me! :)

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  8. Really pretty. Love all of the bows. Like to see burlap being used on projects.

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  9. On the 9th day of Christmas, Authentique gave to us:

    9 Ladies Dancing around with great crafting ideas in their heads....like using the templates for a shaped activity book for my little granddaughter

    8 tiny maidens with sun bonnets (love that piece from this Precious collection!)

    7 sewers a stitching (love the stitching on this tree!)

    6 Trees awaiting (these adorable cookie cutter ornaments)

    5 Olden designs (love the vintage patterns in the Tradition set!)

    4 altered boxes (for lovely gift-giving)

    3 French knots (actually they were cross-stitches on the adorable snowman)

    2 Tombow Glues

    and a "Joyous" sound from crafters the world round.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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