Does anyone else think we’ve just skipped Thanksgiving completely?! Every blogger I follow has been posting gift guides and the stores are inundated with snowmen and Kris Kringle.
I was in the mood to do a little Christmas crafting and thank a coworker who gave me an awesome space heater. She loves decorating for the seasons and I know she will appreciate this little canvas.
This canvas is pretty simple to craft and very inexpensive. The canvas was $7.99 for a five pack at Michael’s and the Santa is from Michael’s as well (and only $1.25). I bought some glitter paint to supplement my reds and greens and that was it! I already had the chalkboard paint (which is super cheap by the way at only 69 cents a small bottle).
Here’s a little close up of my jolly St. Nick. Michael’s had a great selection of little wooden ornaments and he was among Christmas trees and gingerbread men. I made his skin color with a mix of white, yellow and pink and added more pink to the mix for the rosy cheeks.
A little craft tip I’ve learned is to lay everything out before you start. It sounds like common sense, but I’ve ruined many a crafting project because I got too impatient and tried to YOLO it and failed.
Another thing I always do is trace the lettering. DaFont.com has great fonts on their website. I usually find one that I like and use that for the lettering. After I transfer the letters onto a piece of paper (I don’t have a printer). I pencil the back of the paper. The lead of the pencil transfers to the canvas and then you just trace!
And volia! Finished, cute, Christmas-y canvas.
I know my coworker is going to love it and I really want to recreate it for myself. I have some plans for 2 of the canvases but I have 2 more that I can play around with. Do you amp up your crafting for the Holiday season? I would love to hear everyone’s ideas for the remaining two canvases!