Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Art

This year I didn't get out many of my fall decorations. However, I have been wanting to get some Thanksgiving decorations made and out. Thanks to Kim at Newly Woodwards and her annual Dare to DIY link up party I met the deadline by over a week and a half! (I know!!)
I started with a blank canvass. (Don't most projects start this way?) After several coats of brown acrylic paint, this is what I had.
I tried to find some sort of paper embellishment at the store, but couldn't find what I was looking for. So, I took one of my leaf stamps and with my Versa Mark ink, I stamped the image onto some orange paper. I cut it out and double stick taped it onto the canvass.

I then applied some fabric letters that I had purchased at JoAnn to read Give Thanks.
Simple as that. I had a thanksgiving decoration.
While I was at it, I printed up these pennants to spell THANKFUL from Shabby 2 Chic. I attached them to the hutch and had two Thanksgiving decorations up!

I was on a roll and decided to change the chalkboard while I was at it.

And finally, here is the shelf when you come up the stairs at our house. I had the table runner, pumpkin, and garland up, but I added a canvass print I got from Canvass People from our recent photo shoot.
Ah, now it feels like November and now we can celebrate Thanksgiving.
Thanks for hosting and encouraging, Kim.


Kristina said...

Adorable. I love the banner and the canvas

AlliFerg said...

Looks great! So simple & classy :)
... stopping by from Dare to DIY

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Yay, I'm so glad you got the motivation to work on some crafty endeavors. Your projects look awesome. I particularly love the canvas. Really cute!

And I still have your Thankful banner (small circles) hung up on my grandfather clock. Still going strong!

Lisa said...

Pretty crafts! This holiday came up way too fast, and I'm envious that you had time to get some decorating done for it!

Jess @ Three Men and a Mommy said...

Love the canvas!

K @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

What a great idea. Love the maple leaf! The banner looks terrific!

Rachel said...

So festive! I love the 'give thanks' canvas--sometimes the simple decorations are the best kind. Great job, thanks for joining in!

Kelly @ Corner of Main said...

Very cute =) I love the chalkboard too!
Visiting from the DIY party...

DecorandtheDog said...

Way to take this week's challenge and go all out! Love the canvas! Thanks for joining the fun.