11.01.2008

Season of Thanks

Here is a beautiful project using the Season of Thanks decor element from Stampin Up!
The photo isn't the best but it is really gorgeous in person and was super inexpensive to make. we were shown this at Convention and I have been anxious to complete it. This project took about a half hour total to put together and was under $30.00. Here's what you do...

To start I went to Michael's to buy the shadowbox (14" x 17"). This shadowbox was originally $19.99, but by using their 40% off coupon I got it for $12.92. I liked this shadowbox because it had a weathered look to it. The key to this project is to shop smart. The 40% off coupons from JoAnn's and Michael's are essential!
The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the backing which was originally this black velvet material. Solution...
I peeled off the velvet and went to JoAnn's and bought cream duckcloth. With another 40% off coupon the total was $1.78. And I have enough to cover two more boards.
Here is the finished back. I used Sticky Strip to adhere it, as you really want it to stay put. Glue would have left wet marks and dried clumpy.

Finally, I adhered the Season of Thanks decor element onto the glass. Make sure you clean both sides of the glass before you start. I used the small (12" x 7 5/8") Season of Thanks Decor Element in Chocolate $14.95. It is available in black and Old Olive and in a larger size (20 1/2" x 13") for $19.95.

Add a section of leaf garland and two Thanksgiving picks from Michael's and voila... you have a gorgeous home decor piece that looks like you spent twice as much on it.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to order the Season of Thanks Decor Element. Also, if you visit my website you can order online now as well. Keep checking back as I have some fun Christmas classes in the works and more projects using the Decor Elements and other Stampin' Up! products.

1 comment:

Henderson Family said...

This is so cute!! I can't wait to see your Christmas ideas.