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Hey y’all…I’m so excited to show you a sneak peek of one of my Christmas decorations!
You know those serendipitous moments – the ones that are few and far between? I had one of those moments while I was crafting this week. A Christmas decoration idea suddenly came to me, I had all of the materials in my home already and I got a chance to take out my beloved vintage Christmas postcards to use for my project. Aren’t they beautiful?
These cards are the real deal…dated from 1900 to 1913. I have been collecting them for many years now and I prefer the cards with Santa Clauses on the front. And, as pretty as the fronts of the postcards are, I am drawn to the back of the cards as well. I like to read what people wrote to loved ones at Christmastime – what part of the country was the card sent from, whom was it delivered to and I’m really intrigued by the penmanship. I thought that the pretty neutral and creamy white postcard backs would be perfect for what I had in mind.
So…I placed several cards on the photocopier. I chose to print on both sides of heavy card stock.
I started with the bottom layer first and added a dab of glue to each leaf. Using a glue gun is the quickest way to complete this project, but you can also use Elmer’s Glue or any other adhesive you are happy with.
I found these floral stems a week ago at the dollar store. At the time, I didn’t know what I was going to use them for but I like the gold clusters. I glued three of these clusters onto the center of the flower.