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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Doorknob Hangers

Good Morning Everyone!

I am sure that many of you are familiar with Ben Franklin's adage, "Early to bed, early to rise..."  Well, the sinus infection that has been lingering in my body for what seems like forever sent me to bed on the early side last night and so I woke up early and got right to work.  Now we just have to hope that the rest of the adage will apply to my life, "makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." 

Next Saturday's craft fair is being held in an Assisted Living facility and I am planning to create some cards and crafts that will be affordable for the residents, families, friends, and staff of that facility.  I've decided to create some winter wreaths and holiday doorknob decorations that can add some cheer to the hallways. 

Here's the doorknob decoration I made earlier today.  I can tell that the photographs don't do it justice.  The trees and snowbanks are completely covered with fine glitter.

I know that I shared the technique for creating sparkling trees with you a few weeks ago.  I learned the technique on a Hero Arts video that was presented by Julie Ebersole.
I had planned to laminate the doorknob hanger, but I decided that might take away from the sparkling trees and snowbanks so I just backed the Martha Stewarts snowflakes patterned paper with a piece of red tag to make it stronger. 

My circle paper punch punched too close to the edge of the paper so I used one of my standard circle nestabilities dies to punch the hole. 

The text was stamped with a clear stamp from PaperTrey Ink's Think Big Favorite's #8 clear stamp set.  This set has been one of my most used sets this holiday season.  I definitely plan to buy some of the other "Think Big" sets. 

I could have added rhinestones or stickles to the trees, but as I said previously I want to make this product affordable so I have kept it simple, but also made it sparkle. 

I also want to mention that this doorknob hanger fits in a standard business envelope so it could be used as a holiday card./doorknob hanger which makes it 2 in one!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

Carol, that is so creative and beautiful! I love how you did your trees! Very very pretty!