'Tis the season for hanging cute decorations for all to see, right? With Thanksgiving coming up this week here in America, I thought it would be fun to make a wall hanging with the adorable "Oh Deer" November kit. But not just something that is merely decoration... I wanted it to be something a little more interactive for invited house guests. :)
For this, I used a wooden plank made for hanging- It measures 12x12" and was the perfect size for this project. I simply hammered in some nails, hung some bulldog clips on the nails, and then got to work with all those pretty papers.
Let's start with the top left tag. I cut this one from the bottom of the paper, leaving the adorable deer print branding strip along the bottom. I used the "thankful for you" stamp from this months stamp set to make a border around the edge. Then I just popped a flair button on, added the acetate wreath, and it's done.
The next tag was made from one of the cut apart journaling cards. I didn't write on it quite yet (because as I've said before in another blog post, I'll keep my sloppy handwriting off the FJ blog thankyouverymuch! *wink*), but I intend to share something like- "Take a tag & write a blessing, grab a bag & the recipe for the dressing." Or something along those lines. Although I don't have a recipe for any dressing, so I might have to come up with something else that rhymes. ;)
Here is a little pocket I made that I will fill with tags that people can write their blessings/gratitudes on, and before dinner we could share them or read them as we pray.
Next in line is an envelope I made using my punch board. I thought this was perfect for sticking in some recipe cards so guests can take them home if they like what they tasted.
I also had some new school photos of my daughter that I've been meaning to give out. What better way than to stick them in individual bags filled with sequins (and yes, the packing material from the Felicity Jane boxes) for everyone to take home. Maybe even put a piece of candy or something else that's fun inside... cause kids aren't the only ones that enjoy a good old fashioned treat bag, am I right?
Lastly, I just decorated one final card to complete the board. It serves the purpose of looking pretty and adding some humor. I seriously love that stamp! ;)
And that's it! The thing I love about this project is that it can be switched around for every season. After Thanksgiving, I can reuse the same board and either create new Christmas tags to hang, or I can use it to clip photos! It's useable all year round. Depending on the size of your board, you could also use this same concept to create a very unique and fun advent calendar filled with pockets and tags that reveal fun daily activities leading up to Christmas Day! Hmmm... I have a feeling you'll be seeing that from me in the weeks to come. ;)
If you don't have a wooden board to use, try using hot glue to hold the clips in place on a standard clipboard. Happy Crafting!!! (And Happy Thanksgiving!) XOXO, Marybeth
Supplies Used: November "Oh Deer" Kit | Stamp Set | Acetate Shapes