From Trash to Treasure - Holiday Decor with Tmika

Hey guys!

Hope all of you are having a fantabulous week! I sure am. I found a great find on a curb this week. I was on my way to the gas station and saw this unusual art piece on the curb with a 'free' sign on it.  It immediately got out and grabbed it because it was something I knew I can alter into something great! Want to see what I found? Here ya go:



The patches in the center were padded pieces of quilt art. It looks bad up close, lol! I decided to rip those babies out with my Tim Holtz scossors and see what's hiding underneath.



After removing the patches and lining fur, I started painting it with gesso. I used 3 coats to try and get a crisp white look. I was able to retain some of that natural crackle as well.



Ahh..I was loving it already. I decided to add some patterned paper at this point. I used this AWESOME Christmas collection called Joyus by Authentique. Loads of stickers and cutouts! (more projects coming with this ;)



 At this point, I thought it needed something extra to make the edges pop. So I decided to outline them with black paint. It was rough, but I got it on there :)



Now comes the fun part! I started decorating. I created a wreath using my Cameo - love this thing! It was a TON of little leaves to fold and place, but it was all worth it in the end. I added the punch outs from the Joyus paper collection  and popped those up with pop dots. I added some faux cherries and gold colored balls from a spray I got at Michaels.





 

 I added some lace and trim that I got from Hobby Lobby and a string of gold color beads to tie it all in.



 For some final touches, I used some silk flowers to create a little floral collage on the corners, added some lace to hang the piece, some stickles to add flair and finished with a tiny bow on both ends. Voila!



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were able to gather some Holiday inspiration. Maybe you can go out on a hunt for someone's 'trash' and make it your 'treasure'!  Be sure to check out Scrapyland's store for these items and more!

Scrappy Hugs,

Tmika



10 comments:

  1. great job!!! Free is always good...and then to make it into something beautiful...can't ask for much more!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Totally love it! It's funny how we crafter's always think outside the box when it comes to someone else's "trash" . TFS! Blessings, Sabrina

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  3. What a gorgeous home decor piece for the holidays! The transformation is amazing. Well done grasshopper!(-:

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  4. I love what you did with the art piece!

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  5. I turn out awesome. it strange how we see a piece and it call take me change me I am your now. Hugs Kay

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  6. Alright missie.....you did your thing! Love it

    Tracey J.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love seeing how things get recycled into something totally different! You've inspired me to make a hanging like this for Christmas! :D

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