Monday, November 24, 2008

Homemade/Handmade Carnival-- Canvas Scrapbook Theme Wall Hanging

Antique Mommy is hosting a holiday homemade carnival! How fun! Count me in!

This idea can be adapted for use with any pictures. This particular project was originally done as a birthday gift, but this would be a fun gift any time of the year. To make a Christmas project, you could use your snow pictures or other holiday themed pictures.

First, I bought a canvas at the craft store. They come in varying sizes and they are not that expensive. I think this one was 4.00. The canvas can be left as is, or painted. I chose to leave it as is because I was covering most of it anyway.

The next step is to select the pictures you want to incorporate, along with coordinating papers, quotes, ribbon and embellishments. We made a beach theme out of it and used our pictures taken on this summer's houseboat trip.

After finding the pictures, embellishments, papers and quotes, I played around with various layouts and finally decided on the best one. Then, I glued it all down and attached a picture hanger on the back. It was a big hit at the party and something that will always remind them of a fun time shared with friends.

Here is the result:

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed my project, please check out all the other fun handmade projects, there is lots of projects and ideas to use for making gifts for that special someone on your holiday list.

6 comments: said...

Very cool! I could do this!

Anonymous said...

so cool, what a great idea!!!!

Dana~Are We There Yet? said...

This one has so many possibilities! You could do one each year with the family Christmas Photo, then hang them every Christmas! I know our grandparents would enjoy a collage of the kids' photos and my wheels are spinnin'!

Moody said...

Fun! I'll have to go check out the other ideas too.

Carly said...

Oh wow...I love the many options for this craft. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog as well.


Theresa said...

Oooh! I love this! I saw you at Antique Mommy :)