Friday, November 7, 2014

30 Days of Repurposing Projects - Day 5 - Wool Picture

30 Days of Repurposing Projects - Day 5 - Wool Picture

I LOVE Wool - if there is one thing I do hoard - it is wool!

At my pole building sale, I did try to part with some of the wool - but, no one bought it.  I had these vintage green wool hunting pants for only $3 and the red and white part wool camp blanket (it is huge) for $10.  

I had many frames for sale ranging from $0.50 to $3.00.  This frame was $1.  

I took this old picture (threw away) and took the glass out (save for another project).  I painted the frame - front and back - with red acrylic.

While thinking of what to do, I looked in the $0.25 box and found this Santa cookie cutter.  I decided to make a wool green tree, wool ornaments and star and add this plastic cookie cutter.  I arranged my design and the sewed it on.

Once the frame was dry, I sanded off some of the paint to give it a worn look and then wiped it with a paste wax.  

I used the back of the frame and laid the blanket flat.  Press it into the frame and pull on the sides to make it tight.  I glued the blanket to the frame in addition to stapling the sides to secure it.  

This is the type of "art" I love doing - mixed media.  One of a kind - available at the Vintage & Handmade Christmas Pop Up in my studio on the farm.  This will be $10.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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