It's no secret that I love all things vintage. Anything with a warm, aged patina immediately catches my eye and my heart.
I have created a fall / Thanksgiving themed decor piece using a vintage grater - - what could be more perfect for this time of year when we are so very grateful for so many things in our lives (I hear the groans -- but come on, who doesn't like a good play on words?!)
Let's get busy!
Flat Grater (vintage or new - check the Dollar Store and age it yourself!)
Cardstock scraps - Kraft
Chipboard sheet (or heavy board from back of a writing tablet or something similar)
Vintage Image or Photo (trimmed to approx. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2)
- Cut a piece of chipboard 3.25" x 4.25"
- Cut a piece of Leaf GlitterCardstock 3.35" x 4.25"
- Cut a mat from Kraft cardstock just slightly larger than your chipboard piece
- Cut a strip from Kraft cardstock 3/4" x 4" and using your scissors or banner punch, trim one end
- Cut pieces for your flag banner from Leaf Glitter Cardstock (I used a triangle banner punch) use the striped side of paper for contrast
- Cut a mat for your image using Crackle Glitter Cardstock (I used the non-glitter side)
- Ink edges of all paper pieces and chipboard
- Assemble photo mat - glue Leaf Glitter Cardstock to chipboard, then chipboard to Kraft mat.
- Mat your vintage image (mine is from Gecko Galz) or photo with Crackle Glitter Cardstock and glue to center of your layered mat
- Cut your Doillie Die Cut in half, dot glue along cut edge and layer under edge of your image
- Glue a strip banner lower 1/3 of image (I used my printer to add the word "grateful" - you could also use stamps or letter stickers)
- Add a Dew Drop to strip banner for accent
- Assemble banner - double twin, fold and glue banner flags over top. Tie a knot in each end. Cut a length of Green Ball Ribbon - this ribbon has wire running through it, insert end of wire into knots at each end of twine and twist to secure.
- Tie banner to handle of grater and trim ends to desired length.
- Attached foam dots to back of your image piece and attach to front of grater, allowing banner to skim across top.
Display on a hook, or tucked into a bowl full of walnuts or pine cones on your table.
And remember, next time you are at a flea market or yard sale, don't pass up those old rusty kitchen gadgets -- make something beautiful with The Robin's Nest!
Thanks for stopping by - have a creative weekend!