a little mod podge (continued)

12:00 AM

So remember our Christmas gift to the grandparents of all the grandkids? Well, that technique of using mod podge to glue a photo to a canvas was the theme of my Christmas handmade crafting. It’s quite funny to me because I’m the least talented in the area of painting on canvas. Thankfully I had my sister-in-law to help me out a bit.

tree canvas

tree firmly planted

leaf does not wither

For these projects, I used a photo I took in Africa of an acacia tree. I love the acacia trees. First, I made an art piece with Psalm 1:3 on it for my brother and his wife. It’s simple and maybe a little reminder for him of us on the other side of the world. :)

handmade clock

leaves of the tree

For my father-in-law, I used the same photo and made a clock. I’ve never made a clock before. It was so easy and fun. I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last clock I make. I’ve pinned some pretty cool ideas.

Did you do any Christmas crafting for gifts?


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

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  1. Very nice! I love those acacia trees, too.

  2. I know there were some delighted grandparents!! blessings ~ tanna

  3. i love acacia trees but they don't grow here way down south in the Cape...love seeing your art works..i think the family will think of you guys often..

  4. These are beautiful! The colors and texture turned out really nicely!

  5. These are very beautiful, I love the soft warm color. Yes, and I like acacia trees as well.

  6. Hello - I'm here via In the Studio - I use ModPodge (homemade!) often in my Projects - Your canvas projects are lovely! Am Following now - ;-}

  7. These are beautiful gifts, Jen! The image of that tree is fantastic! I love how you added an imprint of a leaf! :)

  8. What beautiful gifts! & I love Psalm 1. I've never made a clock before, but you make me want to look up some ideas!

  9. They turned out great! I love the photo and the textures.


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