Do you have a silver tray laying around your home with nothing to do? Or have you just seen one at the thrift store or flea market? Use it as a SUBSTRATE for a SANTA CLAUS mixed media door hanger!
I did make this project on a Facebook LIVE. Click Here if you would like to see it.
First thing I did was clean my silver. But it was tarnished beyond cleaning. Much of the silver you find is that way. But it still serves as a wonderful backdrop for home decor.
I first decoupaged red textured scrapbook paper to the center section. I used Mod Podge to glue it on and also to seal it.
Next I glued down the round bead garland on the outer edge of the center. I recommend using Gorilla Super Glue. I used hot glue during a Facebook Live and it later came off. Hot glue put directly onto metal doesn’t want to stick. You could also use E6000 glue sparingly. A small tip applicator glue works the best.
Then I arranged the embellishments to see how I wanted everything to fit. I knew I wanted the buffalo plaid Santa to sit in the middle with florals and ribbons at the bottom. I did use hot glue for everything else because it was glued to the paper.
I did turn this into a wall hanging, but if you put the bow on top then you could put it on an easel.
If you worry about putting silver as a door hanger, you can put felt on the back so it doesn’t scratch your door.
Use up that silver. Save it from the land fills!
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