Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Peace on Earth - A Christmas Vignette in an Old Drawer

I recently created this Christmas vignette in an old wooden drawer. 

The wooden drawer was destined for the burn pile, at a house we helped clean out. I just can't stand to throw away good wooden furniture, when its still in good shape.

First I chalk painted and waxed the drawer. 
Next, I inked and aged some book pages for an old timey vintage look and attached them to the drawer. Later, I added the 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper with the snowy pine scenery. I then added the piece of old chicken wire to the front of the drawer. 
Christmas bottle brush trees and reindeer
 I've looked for old bottle brush trees and vintage deer at every estate sale we've gone to this year, although they have been few and very far between. I finally found these two gold bottle brush trees and decided they would fit in my scene. Still, I needed deer. I finally found a wooden deer that I liked and decided he was already painted a white distressed look that would match my vision.
Christmas decorations

I attached the deer and trees and then tucked a layer of "snow" (cotton) around them. I had the Peace on Earth wooden sign / ornament in my stash and decided it belonged on the back wall of the vignette. I loved that the sign had the pine branches incorporated into it and thought it helped pull it all together. 

Christmas vignette made in a wooden drawer
 A piece of burlap ribbon is tied around the drawer pull. The vignette can be hung on the wall, without any additional hangers added, since there is enough lip in the drawer front to hang it from or it can be set table top, etc.
Peace on Earth Christmas decorations

P.S. This vignette is now available in our booth at Uniques and Antiques in Mineola, Texas or you can follow the directions on how to create your own scene. 

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