|Swap Homepage:||http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/|
|Swap Coordinator:||vagabondindigo (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Thrift Store Challenges Handmade|
|Number of people in swap:||12|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||November 11, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 25, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I am looking to put my tree up soon for the holidays. I LOVE handmade ornaments, and love even more getting them from other crafters.
With that in mind I am going to start an ornament series. Some will be specific, some will be totally free form. If you join all of them you will have a collection of interesting and completely unique ornaments to use in any holiday decorating! See the links below (I will add links to them as I create the swaps!)
This is NOT just for Christmas! I will ask that no religious themes be used in materials - ie no crosses, religious verbiage, no dredels... use universal themes like peace, and love and harmony! Or just bright colors and textures, lol. There is also a flikr group for public viewing that all participants will be invited to join and share storeis and photos of your creations!
Number 4 in the ornament series should be made out of wood and altered to be custom by you. Some suggestions for altering are at the bottom of this swap. Your ornament needs to be hangable when completed, with an area to add a hook to, or in a form that is hangable). You can add embellishments of choice, like paint, buttons, beads, glitter, etc.
Your ornament needs to be reasonably sturdy for the craft, and no more than 4" tall. If made will and with good quality basics a wood ornament can last a lifetime, I have had many now for several years. This is senders choice, but you will have time after final sign up to find out what your partner likes and custom make something for them.
This is not open to newbies, and you must have a 4.8 rating and above with no unexplained 3's or 1's in the last 6 months. I will angel if needed, but lets all get this swap done and sent out on time! This is international. The wood ornaments are very light weight but you should be prepared to send something in a small box.
This is a type 3 swap, so be prepared to put some thought and effort into it! You can do SO much with wood ornaments, and may want to make a whole series of them when you are done! This will not require great skill or a lot of tools, please do not hesitate to join just because you have never played with wood ornaments before.
Some possible wood projects -
-I HIGHLY encourage you explore your local thift store! Go to the toys section and find those donated wood blocks and other toys. Drill a hole in a corner, thread it with a ribbon, and you are set! Go the extra mile (or if its just past vintage weathered to trashed!) and paint it/stain it/alter it with beads/buttons/glitter!
-I would LOVE a collection of wooden alphabet blocks on ribbon. I could hang words up and change them around year round!
-Craft stores generally have a large selection of unfinished wooden die cuts of all sorts. Paint them, stain and varnish them for a cool natural look, or embellish to your hearts content!
-Get a large selection of wooden beads (finished or unfinished) and string it on hemp cording for a cool woodsy garland. Seperate the beads by knots and you can place one per foot or so for an intrigueing look!
-Wooden napkin rings just BEG to be hung on a branch! Embellish with buttons, beads, or small recycled adornments of other kinds like acorns or shells.
-Are you already a wood worker? Show us your skilz! Would love to see some wood burning, or wood turning projects!
-Old fashioned wood cloth pins make fabulous project starters! Some paint, some pipe cleaners, some felt, some googly eyes - make a deer, or a drummer boy, or any number of nifty items!
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