How about a home decor project for the PTI October Blog Hop? A self-standing, antique frame came up from the basement and helped showcase the beautiful snowflakes that I'll never tire of.
This is inspired by the following color scheme:
Initially I was going to use the phrase "Let It Snow" but then I challenged myself to use something a little more interesting. "Silently the Snow Falls," is the title of a Christmas CD. Perfect! I love thinking about those silent, snowy winter nights. I popped the "the" on the edge for some extra dimension. The paper is hammered silver with some texture that you can't see here.
The centers are glittered with Martha Stewart glitter and double sided stickers. I hung the large snowflakes on the silver wire so I could maintain their straight position, but the smaller snowflakes I didn't care about as much so those are on invisible thread. It's a good combination, because the big ones stay put so you can always see them, but the smaller ones have some movement (like snow!)
The snow collected on the frame is made from layering some cardboard, a couple layers of batting, and some fantastic, vintage, fuzzy-edged, chevron fabric. Because of the batting it's got some soft dimension.
Keeping it real, here's a shot of the back. Scotch tape works pretty well!
Now, I'll put the evergreen branches back in the basement and return all the Halloween decorations to their normal positions : ) But come December I'll really look forward to getting this out again!
Thanks for looking!
dies: PTI Snowflake, PTI upper case letters, PTI block lower case letters
other: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Martha Stewart Glitter, Martha Stewart Double Sided Stickers, wire, invisible thread