Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Decorations

Good morning everyone, Steph Ackerman here with another project for the Proxxon Tiny Tool Design Team.  Thanksgiving is next week so you still have time to create some decorations.

Proxxon Tools:  Hotwire Cutter
Earth Safe Finishes Licorice Chalk It Up Paint
May Arts ribbon
So Suzy Stamp
Christmas Picks

I drew a Pilgrim hat on a sheet of Smoothfoam, then usually the Hotwire Cutter, I carefully cut it out.

Because I am still learning how to use the cutter properly, I cut away sections of the design as I worked. 
And the final result looks pretty good.  Using the Hotwire Cutter, I was able to cut the hat in less than 15 minutes.

Next, I painted the hat with Earth Safe Finishes Chalk It Up Paint in Licorice, leaving spots of white showing.  A black ribbon and a silver belt buckle finished the hat.  Since it needed a little "something", I added some seasonal flora for a fun touch.
Next I made some place settings.  Since I needed a circular base for my place settings I cut them from Smoothfoam using the Hotwire Cutter.  I also cut a Smoothfoam ball in half using the Hotwire Cutter. 
Each piece was painted with Licorice Chalk It Up Paint, then assembled and decorated with cardstock and ribbon.   I added some coordinating flora around the edges to coordinate with the Pilgrim hat.  Happy Thanksgiving was stamped and added to each.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks for stopping by today.