I wanted to take this milkcan from my front porch and change it!
It's been hunter green FOREVER!
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BEFORE
_It was hunter green when I bought it years and years ago...
and really?  It's time for a change.

And, what better time than just before Christmas to make a drastic change?

I spraypainted it ivory on almost all of it and did the rim of it
a really pretty shiny gold!
But, my favourite part of putting this whole Christmas Milkcan
together was.....making a scroll for the front of it!
This all took quite some time for me the last few days...but I really like it!
(Actually....I kinda feel like the scroll could have been smaller,
because it maybe dominates the milkcan...but I'm not redoing it!
I'm just going to live with it's size!)
Both the sheet music and the children graphics are from
"The Graphics Fairy".
I love scrolling through her graphics...so fun!
Big thanks to her!

I really got my creative juices going with this project.
First I laser copied the sheet music onto cardstock 8-1/2 x 11.
Then printed out the children and cut them out...very, very carefully.
I glued them onto the sheet music at the bottom.
I added half a sheet of cardstock to the top and to the bottom by gluing
it onto the back, so I'd have enough to scroll it up.
Using a gluegun, I rolled the papers at the top, enough to hide the seam of
the sheet music page.
I also crumpled the page just a bit...carefully, because it's thicker than regular paper.
Also, some cracks were drawn onto the scrolled paper here & there.
After brewing a cup of strong tea (two tea bags pekoe),
I used the tea bags to age the paper by rubbing gently and redipping into the tea as needed.
Let it dry thoroughly.
Then, I used incense (more control than a candle) to burn the edges of the paper.
I modpodged the front and sprinkled some glitter on top!
I sprayed the paper with a clear coat protection.
(do this carefully and lightly...more coats are better than too heavy cuz it's paper!)
We had a bunch of dowels in 12" lengths someone gave us for kindling.
(The neighbour actually cut them for me, cuz Dan's still recovering from his surgery
and couldn't move the saw out yet)
Dan drilled a couple little holes in the end of the top ones for the string
& I spraypainted them gold!
The scroll was ready!
I wrapped some burlap with gold ribbon around the top and layered it
back on itself at the front.  Added a glitzy bow and the fronds into the milkcan and
IT'S DONE!!!
Picture
AFTER
I'm not quite ready to put it out front yet....gosh...it's only November 14th!
But, I figure If I keep going at this rate, I'll be relaxing with a hot toddy
for the whole month of December!

Cheers!
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11/14/2011 09:46:54 am

I love it!!! You did a fabulous job on the scroll and it all looks so beautiful.

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11/14/2011 04:16:23 pm

Wendy, I think it's come out fabulous. I dig this. So much better than the green now. I so want a milk can :)

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11/15/2011 07:47:11 pm

Holy cow!!! I am truly impressed. You did a fabulous job of creating an antique scroll. I also love the Graphics Fairy. My blog is about food so I have yet to create anything from her website.

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11/15/2011 09:34:14 pm

Really neat. I like it!

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11/19/2011 08:19:34 am

Hi Wendy, This is super cute! At first I thought you had bought the scroll and I was reading to see where you got it. Great job and thanks for joining the Open House Party.
Hugs,
Sherry

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11/20/2011 06:29:49 am

Wow! It looks fantastic all painted up and changed for Christmas. I agree that the scroll is waaay to big. *grin* You should really send it to me and make a smaller one for yourself. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Gotta love the Graphics Fairy.

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11/20/2011 06:35:27 am

ps-I found you at Sunday's Best Party!

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11/20/2011 10:41:56 am

What a darling idea and it looks just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

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11/20/2011 08:18:05 pm

Wow!!! This transformation is unreal!!! Love how you've inspired me!!! I'm glad I'm following you!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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11/20/2011 10:08:59 pm

I love it, really like it white and the scroll just really tops it off. You have inspired me, cause I've had a milk can out in my garden and is country blue for.e.ver. Now that I've seen it like this I got to do a makeover. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

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11/22/2011 04:01:51 am

It turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

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11/23/2011 08:08:14 am

Fabulous update, Wendy! I really like the change from green (dated) to ivory (trendy). ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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