Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 days of Christmas decorating, craft and gift idea challenge.
In October I shared with you some of the awesome things I picked up at a “Use It or Lose It” event for” free” in a town nearby. One of those things was some old vinyl LP records.
I first saw this idea on Grassy Branch Farm’s Etsy Shop and wanted to order one but unfortunately she was unable to ship to Canada.
Lucky for me though, she has a full tutorial on how to make this cute little guy and you can click here for all the details.
I attempted my hand to replicate her design because I liked it so much!!!
I made a few minor adjustments to my little guy due to only having certain materials to work with.
The differences include:
a) I decided not to put holes in the top to hang it up but instead attached a twine hanger to the back.
b) I did not have any stain on hand so I made my own version with very watered down cream and brown paint.
c) I also did not have a snowflake stamp but I did have small snowflake ornaments that I had purchased at the Dollar Tree.
d) Instead of homespun fabric I used some Nova Scotia tartan fabric I had left over from a project I did two years ago.
Overall I think it turned out pretty OK.
So for the 1st day of my 12 days of Christmas, I gotta say it ….
I think it’s A Wandaful Thing!!!