a little mod podge (continued)

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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    Elisa | blissfulE
    January 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Very nice! I love those acacia trees, too.

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    January 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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

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    Linda Stoll
    January 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    your header is absolutely fabulous!


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    Jenni C's
    January 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    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..

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    Sadee Schilling
    January 11, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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

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    Carola Bartz
    January 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

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

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    Lynden Blossom
    January 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

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

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    January 13, 2013 at 1:51 am

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

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    January 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

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

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    January 14, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    This is really pretty!

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    January 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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

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