Friday, September 27, 2013

Graphic 45, Xyron, Petaloo Blog Hop Day 5 - A Harvest Shrine

Every time a design team box arrives I just want to jump in and play with everything all at once. That’s sort of what happened with this little ode to autumn. The new crafty gadgets, toys and goodies from Graphic 45 and their fabulous, generous partners Petaloo, and Xyron were so much fun to play with!

When asked to create a decor piece with the season in mind for this weeks blog hop, I did not think of pumpkins or Halloween. In our household autumn means “Harvest”. Turning leaves, migrating birds, fall flowers, chilly mornings and blue grey skies. I wanted to create an elegant homage to autumn, the most gorgeous time of year.

The base of this piece is an inexpensive wooden key cubby. I dismantled the box, removed the hardware and painted the wood then embellished with French Country papers. I chose the blue hued Provance and Abundance to act as a sort of subdued sky. To adhere the papers I used the Xyron Mega Runner which worked like a charm. (Seriously, I’m a total adhesive dork and this was soooo sticky.) AND to adhere the birdcage cut-out from Gina’s at the top I simply ran it through the Xyron sticker maker!

Adding an assortment of Petaloo flowers and leaves to my shrine, I chose a quiet pallet which compliments the sort of old world, natural feeling of this little hidey place. I really do love the Petaloo flowers and leaves, they look beautiful and are divine to work with.

A bit more mixing and matching, a few splotches of paint, some beautiful 12 Days of Christmas birds and my homage to the harvest season is complete.

If you haven't already, you absolutely need to get your bottom over to the Graphic 45 blog and check out all of the amazing projects made with Graphic 45Petaloo, and Xyron.

Graphic 45
French Country > Provance
Reindeer Moss
Plastic eggs
Acrylic Paint
Wooden Key Cubby


  1. Oh WOW! I love it, all the birds and the colors of fall. Great job!

  2. Fab ! I must have a go at this nichola it's brilliant :)