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« on: November 01, 2012 11:43:39 AM »

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The Happy Hippie Shack - featuring Elmer's products

When is a lovely and elegant paper strip Christmas ornament a Happy Hippie Shack? When the creator of the paper ornament decides that the rules aren't for her.  Cheesy

It all started when I saw this tutorial. Isn't that a lovely ornament? And such clear instructions.

So, the first thing I decided was I wanted the strips to be shorter. Secondly, I decided they shouldn't be quite so wide.  

The second change was my downfall.

I started out with a piece of cardstock, I printed light guidelines of the strips and started hand-coloring them with Elmer's Gel Pens.

There are twelve strips. While hand-coloring them seemed like a fantastic idea, it also seemed to be taking longer than I expected.  About halfway in, I timed myself -- 30 minutes per strip. Did I mention that there are twelve strips?  That's six hours of coloring.

But I was committed by this point. So I finished the coloring and assembled the ornament.  And so discovered the error of my ways.

The skinniness of the strips meant the whole ornament was pretty gap-a-docious and the strips simply would not stay in place.  

And so, after too long trying to Make. It. Work. I gave up and the Happy Hippie Shack was born.

The strips became siding and trim (the trim pieces were toned down with an Elmer's Blue Painter Pen).

Oh, and the back?  The back is covered with classic rock posters from the 1960s. Wink


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 12:04:27 PM »

The six hours of coloring was well worth it! Cheesy  I love this little hippy shack.  The little paint can and landscaping is ridiculously wonderful.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 12:09:12 PM »

This Hippy shack is so cute! The banner is my favorite part.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 01:22:54 PM »

Awww, this makes me want a hippie village!

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 01:27:29 PM »

Love the house! Love the bunting! Love the wee paint pot too Smiley

« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 02:29:50 PM »

This is what you call a happy accident.  The ornament would have been lovely.  This is fantastic!

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012 02:33:37 PM »

I'm glad you broke the ornament rules. This is great!! You have such an eye for detail. The peace sign bunting and teeny tiny paint can are awesome.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012 02:55:34 PM »

Those posters are the perfect touch!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 12:53:15 AM »

I love the tiny peace sign bunting!!!!

« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013 06:04:05 AM »

The oops landed you in a much much better place!  I LOVE it!

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