I was inspired by Pinterest (again!) and decided to get a little crafty with a Christmas card holder.
Source: ucreatewithkids.blogspot.com via Kelsey on Pinterest
…I immediately thought of using Hank’s paw prints.
And he didn’t mind taking part in this Christmas craft. I started with a plain, white canvas. I used a square, but you could use any size.
I made sure to use washable paint that wouldn’t harm him.
Phew! We made it with no green paw prints across the house either.
To make the trunk, I just used a little brown paint and dabbed it to add texture.
In order to make this a card holder, I used a glue gun and clothes pins and glued 11 pins to the back after the front was dry. They may be too close together, but I wanted to have options in holding a lot of cards. (After making this…I decided it might look better to paint the pins white, but that’s always something I could do next year…I like the natural look of the wood though.)
To make the top of the tree, I had some gold fabric, so after cutting out a star, I used Mod Podge to make the star stiff and stuck to the canvas.
To hold the canvas, I bought a silver picture frame easel. Craft complete…and thanks Hank for the help!
I LOVE THIS!!!
Cute, I like the idea of using Hank's paw. He looked like most guys being asked to do a craft project :)
Love it! I was just looking for a card holder on Pinterest earlier today!
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