Thursday, November 29, 2012

3D Star Holiday Hanging

Hello!  My project for today is a vintage-looking hanging made using files from My Scrap Chick.  The files I used are:  3D Star Ornament and Whimsical Winter.  I made the rosette myself using a technique I found on the internet, but My Scrap Chick will be coming out with a beautiful set of rosettes soon!  I used a loooong strip of kraft colored cardstock (several glued together) and ran it through my crimper all the way to give it that cardboard effect.  Then used an actual pair of zig-zag scissors...yes...hand cut them!  LOL!...on the outside edges.  Then inked the edges with brown ink to make it look old. I thought it turned out pretty cool looking! The rosette is about 6 1/2" round.

The snowman stands 8 1/2" tall from the top of his hat to the bottom.  The tree 6 1/2" tall. I used wire (see his little stick arms wrapped with wire??), natural twine, old buttons and canvas to embellish everything.  Using lots of brown to to kinda distress it, help it look a little "worn", which is the look I was going for.  I also did a little embossing here and there to add some texture to the cardstock. 

I stamped the sentiment on kraft paper and tore around it, inked the edges, then crumpled it a bit.  Adding some highlights and dots with a white gel pen adds a nice touch too!  Everything is hot glued together, so it is super sturdy!

The star is almost 12" big...I made it as big as I possibly could on my mat.  So this really makes a nice hanging possibly on your front door! The canvas rosette is simple to make.  Just fold a rectangle strip accordian style, tie in the middle with string, then glue the edges together.  Add a button in the middle!

Hope you enjoy my project!  ~Kristin


  1. Love it, Kristin!!! You do such awesome projects.

  2. oh so cute, what size is the snowman and tree? need to copy this project, adorable

    1. Thank you Lois! I just added the sizes on the blog. Thanks!

  3. This is to die for! Plan to make one myself for my front door.