Just under the wire...

I found an idea about 3 months ago.  A snowman ornament using fingerprints.  What a great (and easy) idea.  Surely that can't take too long to put together.  I must have all the supplies already, right?  Well, I had most of the supplies and came by the background piece at ACMoore pretty easily (if you discount the 20 minutes I spent traversing the store looking for a canvas substitute).  Time, on the other hand (no pun intended), was a supply that I had run short on. 

So, just under the wire, this ornament made it on to our Christmas tree last evening.  I followed this tutorial except that I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to glue the ribbon to the back and then I covered the entire front and back with Mod Podge.  Oh, and I put a piece of scrapbook paper on the back to make it pretty and provide a nice surface to write the details (not pictured, sorry).
Not the greatest photo but the colors are actually pretty true to life.

Total cost:  $0.87 for the small wood piece used for the background.  
All the other supplies I had on hand (acrylic craft paint, sharpies, brushes, Mod Podge, glue, scrapbook paper and ribbon).

And while what I have pictured is a tree ornament, I have plans to make the same (w/o the background color) on some colored cardstock to make postcards to mail out this winter.

1 comment:

  1. That's the BEST priced ornament, EVER!!! I'm so glad you linked up at Overflowing with Creativity!!! I'm EXCITED to be your newest follower and hope you'll return the "love" on your next visit!!! Happy 2012!!!

    XO, Aimee