Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Wood Crafts

Hello my friends, I decided to take a break from my usual papercrafting projects and work on a WOOD crafting project! ;) I like to decorate my house year-round, for every holiday, every season. I was a little short on 'winter' decor so I hit my favorite local wood craft store to stock up. I made this snowflake trio, as well as snowman and a letter set that I will post later. All the wood is cut and designed by The Wood Connection. I just did the 'decorating'. I hope you enjoy it!!

This is the 1st of 3 new decorations I have made for my home for January, I will post the others later ;)
To create the snowflakes I used acrylic paints and ribbon from Michael's. I added some blue jewelry wire to this project. It's fun to create those curley-q shapes with the wire. For the paper I used the Pow! glitter paper from American Crafts. I was only very recently introduced to this paper, and had never worked with it before. The paper curls very easily, which made it difficult when cutting out those intricate snowflakes, but boy is this paper awesome! About half the thickness of other glitter papers I've used (which I assume will make Cricut cutting easier? Stay tuned!...) and the glitter does not come off AT ALL. And it's super sparkly, probably doesn't show up too well in my photo! I will definitely be using it for future projects! Hope you enjoyed my trio, and stay tuned for a couple more wood craft project to come!

I am going to enter this project in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge: Ribbons and sparkle.


  1. What a great winter decoration! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  2. Great decoration!! I love the beautiful color and the snowflakes are gorgeous......awesome job! Can't wait to see more:)
    Sherrie K

  3. What fun this is! So creative! Thanks for joining our Sparkle & Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!