he crafts, she crafts – the 9th installment – holiday edition!

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Well, Mark and I are back with our latest edition of He Crafts, She Crafts!

This one was a ton of fun to do.  Mark sent me this great letter S to decorate and he kept an M.  I am sure he was thinking for Mark and Stephenie.  I, however, went straight to S for Santa since it is that time of year and I have been in total and complete holiday decor mode.

With thoughts of glitter dancing in my head, I grabbed my letter and got to work!

Originally I had planned on just doing the letter S and letting it sit alone.  Then I saw the great package I have for my Santa snow and knew I had to incorporate it somehow.  Knowing that, I grabbed a canvas and some holiday papers as well and got started.

First I painted the S with a nice silver paint.  After the first coat dried, I painted a second.  While the paint was still wet, I added extra fine snowy glitter to the entire thing.  I set it aside to dry and started on the canvas.

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I cut my paper into random sizes and cut off the top and one panel from the box.  I decopauged them onto the canvas and let that dry.  The box parts kept curling on the edges, so I did hot glue those down.

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Once the collage pauge was dried, I grabbed a bronzish-silverish-goldish paint color that I adore – it is almost a champaign color – and painted the edges of the canvas and added a thin coat to the top of the entire canvas, giving it a pretty metallic sheen.

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Next I grabbed my glue gun and bit by bit added some Santa snow to one side and the bottom, adding some more texture and glimmer to the canvas.

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To finish off the S, I added some tulle, ribbon, and tinsel, as well as a variety of dollar store snowflakes.  I spelled out Santa using coordinating silver glitter alphabet letters.

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I then glued the S to the canvas to complete the project.  When it was all said and done, I was in love with the vintage, glittery, pretty creation and thrilled that I didn’t just settle with the S all alone.

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This will sit gladly along with our stockings and holiday Santa photos in the living room!

Now, you saw the She Crafts project – it is time for the He Crafts project.  Mark made an elegant, Pottery Barn worthy key holder in black with gold edges.  I am so in love and might have to go by an H for our last name and make my own version of this one.  So. In. Love.

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Be sure to hop on over to his blog and check it out.

BONUS!!!!  Now – leave a comment here and on Mark’s blog for a chance to win Mark’s latest book – The Big Ass Book of Bling!  Good luck and Happy Crafting!


Comments

he crafts, she crafts – the 9th installment – holiday edition! — 16 Comments

  1. Ya know what Steph ? I really, really like your style ! Gorgeous !

    I also like Mark’s too — that would be a great idea for my teenage daughter. Could even hang bracelets/rings, pendants from it !

  2. I have a lot of silver in my holiday decor this would be great. Your project reminded me a bit of scrapbooking too. Very Cute.

  3. Stephanie, that turned out great!!! It’s a beautiful piece to have out for the holidays.

  4. Again-just perfect for the “look” I want to achieve.Where did you get that awesome snow box?

  5. Beth – I got the snow from Marshall’s, back in the holiday section. I bought two boxes of it – such a great find!

  6. I love your fun and festive projects! Thanks also for the giveaway!

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