Before I get to that, I just wanted to draw your attention to the auctions going on this week over at A Daily Scoop. A young husband and father (an 8 month old and a baby on the way!) died last week when he became stuck in a cave. I don’t know this family in any way, but I have been in that cave (with BC when we were engaged), so it hit close to home. I’ve donated 2 camera straps to the auction. If you want to bid on them, click here.
Whilst perusing the Pottery Barn catalog, my neighbor mentioned she’d noticed there were some ornaments pictured that weren’t actually for sale.
You can buy the little stuffed hearts, but the other one is nowhere to be found. Here’s my knock off!
Trace a peace sign (or whatever shape you prefer) on cardboard. I used an old Amazon box. Here’s my template.
Cut it out. You can probably use scissors for the outside, but you’ll need an Exacto knife for the inside.
Don’t forget to punch a hole in the top for hanging. I couldn’t find my big hole punch, so I just punched a bunch of little ones together. It looks awful, but you won’t be able to tell once you’re done.
Get your Mod Podge and a sponge brush. You’ll also want a small brush.
Sponge brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on one side of the cardboard. Stick it to the back side of your paper. I used some great wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. It’s thinner than scrapbooking paper, which is important. It also has this fabulous grid printed on the back with logos to show you the center of the design. NICE for centering your ornament.
Trim the wrapping paper, leaving approximately 1/8” (or the thickness of your cardboard) all around.
Don’t be too jealous of that fancy IKEA cutting board I use for crafting. Cut slits in all the inside corners and a + (like the straw hole in a take out cup) in the hanger hole.
Take your small brush and, working in small sections, Mod Podge the edge paper down to the edges of the cardboard.
Put a dab of glue in the hanging hole and then stick the handle of your brush through it. This makes a nice round hole instead of that mess I punched out.
You may need to use the blade of the Exacto knife to push down some of the inside corners.
Repeat with the other side.
Once that’s done, give the whole thing a coat of Mod Podge. Let it dry and…..