Hi Crafty Friends!
After a brutal winter, I'm definitely looking forward to Spring! Aren't you? Today I have quick and easy Home Decor project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps new adorable Gnome shaker Click Here
Clear Scraps has many new shaker fillers to chose from. I'm using Sprinkles butterfly medley to fill my shaker Click Here
For my wood base I chose Clear Scraps wood flower 3 pack Click Here
To start my project I painted my wooden flower shape with orange glitter acrylic paint. Let dry.
Next I took a 9 inch embroidery hoop and wrapped some floral wash I tape along the edge of my entire hoop.
After your wood flower has dried throughly, attached some foam squares on the back of your wood flower shape and adhere in the center of your embroidery hoop. The foam tape adds some dimension to your project.
Now take your gnome shaker apart. And paint the top shaker piece with red acrylic paint for the hat, peach paint for his nose, and I used some textured snow for his beard. Let dry.
Take the bottom shaker piece and paint the gnomes shoes black. Trace his hat and body onto craft paper. I'm using Craft Factory Garden paper collection for this project. But any spring like craft papers will work just fine. Cut out and then glue the papers down onto the bottom gnome shaker base. Trim any edges with an xacto knife and smooth any edges with a distress tool. I added a fuzzy circle brad for a tassel on his hat.
Now start adhering your gnome shaker pieces in place using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Before gluing down your acrylic piece, add your shaker fillers and be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before gluing. Avoid shaking or moving your shaker until it dries throughly. Otherwise your shaker filler pieces could stick to the sides.
Take a 6x6 matching background paper and adhere with glue in the center of your wood flower.
Glue your gnome towards the bottom edge of your project. I chose some other embellishments from this paper collection and decided where I wanted to place them before adhering with craft glue. I added pop dots to the flags/lanterns, polka dot boots and spring sentiment. I bent the butterfly wings upward to give the appearance of movement.
To finish my project I added a tulle bow at the top of my embroidery hoop.
I hope I have inspired you and you will start creating your own spring home decor project to display in your home! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the new craft products Click Here
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies used: Craft Factory Garden paper collection, Martha Stewart orange glitter acrylic paint, Aleene's fake snow, foam dots, Beacon 3 in 1 glue.