CRE­ATE IT Your­self!

Recre­ate the bright and fes­tive charm of Kelly Gray’s house by putting your crafting skills to work. Start by em­bel­lish­ing a pil­low with doily snowflakes and then layer your own rein­deer-themed shadow box.

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

Rein­deer Plate Shadow Box

Pre­sent a fa­vorite hol­i­day plate within a shadow box for a col­or­ful wall decor op­tion. Re­move the glass front from a shadow box. Cover the hard-sur­face back board with scrap­book pa­per or fab­ric. To do this, coat the board with matte de­coupage medium, ad­here the pa­per or fab­ric, and then bur­nish to re­move any air bub­bles. Let dry. Se­cure a dec­o­ra­tive fo­cal plate to the face of a larger co­or­di­nat­ing plate with the ap­pro­pri­ate ad­he­sive. At­tach an ad­justable wire plate hanger to the outer plate. In­stall a hook or ap­pro­pri­ate hard­ware through the front and back of the board to se­cure the wire plate hanger with the at­tached plates. Paint a wooden “J” and “Y” and a sin­gle wooden snowflake white. At­tach to the cen­ter of the top plate with ad­he­sive.

Faux Flake Pil­low

While true snowflakes con­sist of six sides, the cro­cheted doilies on this red pil­low bring to mind those frosty white icons of win­ter. Em­bel­lish a solid-red pil­low cover with a va­ri­ety of del­i­cate cro­cheted doilies. Hand­stitch or ma­chine stitch the doilies to the pil­low cover in sev­eral ar­eas to se­cure. Al­ter­nate doily sizes and shapes, over­lap­ping the edges if you pre­fer, to add plenty of in­ter­est.

DE­SIGNER TIP If the shadow box’s back board is al­ready cov­ered with fab­ric that can’t be re­moved, re­place it with a cut-to-size board that will sup­port the weight of the plates.


Try us­ing a fab­ric ad­he­sive to at­tach the doilies to the pil­low’s sur­face.

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