Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #8: Amy Krist

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Published

Time
Time:1h00
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
Crafts
Decorating

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C. A. Rosetti, Buzău County, RO
2014
Diy Drum Shade
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Child's Burlap Keepsake
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[Christmas theme]

I re created this sweet burlap Christmas keepsake that my daughter's kindergarten teachers did with her. This time, I made one with my son. It's so precious and such a wonderful keepsake for years to come!



Instructions

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 1
    Step 1

    To start I cut a piece of burlap to 16" x 20".

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 2
    Step 2

    This next part is so important if you do not want the edges to fray. Remove one strand of burlap along 3 sides of your piece. Once you do that, pull out the strands of burlap just below that one you removed.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 3
    Step 3

    You should now be left with something that looks like this. I grabbed a stick [my son is a "stick magnet" so it's easy to find one] and simply wrapped the remaining edge over the stick and hot glued it.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 4
    Step 4

    I added some of my favorite red+white ribbon as the hanger and tied it onto the stick

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now for the fun [and messy part]. I poured about 1 cup of brown paint into a plastic container, grabbed my boy and had him dip one foot at a time into the paint. [This is our reindeer's head]

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Next was to make our reindeer's antlers so we repeated this step with both of his hands.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now it's time to add the glittery details. I found this glitter pack at Target for $3.99 [in the kids' craft section]. It comes with green, red, gold, silver, white, pink, purple and even black!

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 8
    Step 8

    I added the red first and made Rudolph's nose and added my boy's name. Draw your child's name with glue then sprinkle the glitter on it, and shake off the excess. Repeat for the nose.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next I added the year in gold glitter.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 10
    Step 10

    I wanted to use the white glitter for his eyes, but poor Rudolph looked possessed so I grabbed my box-o-felt and made his eyes from that instead.

  • How to make a hanging. Child's Burlap Keepsake  - Step 11
    Step 11

    To add some more detail, I put a glob of Elmer's glue onto each antler tip and sprinkled black+gold glitter on top. I wanted to add more glitter, but at this point I thought it was pretty and had to force myself to stop. Now just let all the glue dry [I let my dry overnight before hanging it up] and enjoy your sweet keepsake for years to come.

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