It's been hunter green FOREVER!
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!
(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!)
"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!)
(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
But, I figure If I keep going at this rate, I'll be relaxing with a hot toddy
for the whole month of December!