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« on: December 15, 2007 03:49:00 AM »

I'm a little late with posting this. I made the advent wreath from walnut shells, hot glued to a wreath base. Or a round cardboard circle covered with newspapers. I sprayed the whole thing silver, to hide the glue. Gold would probably have been a better choice, but I only had silver spray paint. Got the idea from a magazine. 

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I also sewed some gift pouches for my friends. I stenciled the big snowflakes with silver fabric paint. The green is stamping ink. That was a huge mistake - the damn thing bled too much. Now I have smudges instead of cute little green snowflakes.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007 04:20:21 AM »

The wreath is very pretty.  I liked the gift bags, too.  What kind of rubber stamps did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007 06:33:42 AM »

Awsome way to recycle!   LOVE IT!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007 06:54:28 AM »

very nice!i love the wreath!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007 08:08:24 AM »

Thanks, guys!

Tucsonteresa, I used a paper puncher to get the little snowflake shape, and then I dabbed a sponge in the ink pad, and used the ink basically as stencil paint. I didn't use a stamp.
 
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