Monday, December 7, 2015

Tim Holtz "JOYFUL" Upcycled Holiday Wall Hanger

Hello Crafty Friends!

Although I have spoken off and on about this for a couple of years now, it looks like I will be moving my crafty space to a larger area of our home.  It will be a lot of work but will be well worth it!  My current craft area has a usable work space that is smaller than a 12" x 12" scrap page- which makes working on some projects very difficult.  The new craft area is a guest room/storage room and requires items in the room to be removed.  One of those items is a wall hanger that hung behind the entry door.  It was about to be wrapped and added to the Salvation Army donation bin when I realized that it would be a great upcycle project.  It took many fun steps to create this project and it felt good to breath life into the old hanger.

First I applied white Distress Crackle to the frame and when dried I lightly applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to accentuate the crackle.
White card stock had Distress Paint in Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive applied.  After drying, Tarnished Brass Paint was applied, spritzed with water, dried slightly and a paper towel used to remove the wet ink.  It gave the tree an aged metallic appearance.  It was die cut with Sizzix' Christmas Tree #2, Ranger Texture paste applied and sprinkled with Tim Holtz' Clear Rock Candy glitter. Tim Holtz' Alterations star was adhered on top.
TH stencil (Speckles) and more embossing paste was used on a piece festive paper from TH' Yuletide paper pad.  Rock Candy glitter was applied.
A piece of corrugate was torn, embossing paste and glitter applied. 
Chevron paper from the yuletide pad was cut and used as a border around the image.
"JOYFUL" from TH flash cards was mounted on a frame from Yuletide paper.  Silver glitter paper was die cut using Sizzix' snowflake background die.  Red dots were created using Stickles in Candy Cane.

 A big double bow was added to the bottom and the wall hanger was complete!
The wall hanger will be hung in the entryway this holiday season and I will smile thinking about how I found a new use for the old wall hanger.  :)  

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the upcycled project.  
Have a happy crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo


  1. A beautifully altered wall hanging!! Love the crackle finish on the frame and the tree looks wonderful!! Fantastic up-cycle project!! Love it!!

  2. Oh wow, you did an amazing job with this, Kathy Jo!! I love the design!! The crackle is fabulous!! What a stunning work of art!! Good luck with your craft room move!! How awesome to have more space to work!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is beautiful, Kathy Jo!!!!!!!!!!


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