Merry Christmas Hanger | By Vicky

by - 8/31/2017

Hello everyone, how are you all?

This year is going so so fast before we know it we will be putting up those twinkling lights and waiting for the round jolly fella in red. I love Christmas its one of my favourite times of year, lots of time spent with family.... perfect.

So I thought I would make a wall hanging for my eldest son, fiance and  grandkids home. I made myself one last year and they loved it so I have made one for them...... kinda like from our home to their's :-)

I used Maja Design papers which are my favourite. For the hanging I created a bauble shape by hand. I inked the papers, then distressed them before sewing all around them on my sewing machine.
I used cardboard from a cereal box as the bottom as this gives it more strength and  I then backed each paper onto 400gsm cardstock to give it a good weight. I didn't want a flimsy wall hanging.... it needs to last.

For the trees I used Magnolia Birch die..... I cut them out using the same paper as my first layer which was Maja Design 'For Frosty Mornings" from the I Wish collection. I inked the edges then brushed on white structure paint to give them a textured wintery look.

I also did the same to the Mistletoe, I think they look so pretty like that.

The image is Magnolia's Snowy Cottage and I coloured it with distress ink refills and added Stardust Stickles to all the snow and white enamel accents paint to the snow drops.

I then cut the image out using Stitched Rectangles die. You can also see I added Jute in the top right corner that is just peeking out, this was cut with a Magnolia die.

I cut out Mistletoe from the 6x6 pad with the Magnolia die in the same colours to match the card and added structure paint to add texture and a wintery look.

The little postcard I added is from the same Maja Design 'I Wish' collection 6x6 pad. I added hessian, bark stars with gesso on and lace, ribbon and waxed cord to add a few different textures to the hanging. I also added bits of gesso to the flowers to complete the wintery look.

I hope I have inspired you to maybe start creating Christmas things, or maybe you have already started. Swedish House Crafts has lovely Christmas products as well as lots of other yummy things.

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