"the creativity made me feel mighty"
It wasn't the beautiful craftsmanship that immediately drew me to this little guy though. It was the fragility of what is supposed to be such a mighty animal that tugged at my crafty little heart.
I knew right away what I wanted to do for this moosy's makeover. But, after running my ideas past a few of my friends :cough: men :cough: I caught a leeetle bit of slack.
"...for a moose?!"
Yes sir! And I did it all. All of it. My way. Because the creativity made me feel mighty.
Shortly after buying it, I came across a small, plaid mounting plaque. I'm not sure if this is the original mount for the moose, but regardless, with a little tlc they definitely felt like they could be a good match.
After raiding my studio for supplies to upcycle, here's how it all went down:
|I disassembled the top mount and the bottom plaque.|
|I upcycled a vintage sheet by cutting it into a piece of fabric the size of the top mount. I layered it over a thin piece of batting and glued it all into place. Then I traced an outline of the top mount onto the bottom mount.|
|I cut a string of plastic beads the length of the outline and glued them in place. Then I painted the entire bottom mount a light shade of pink to match the fabric.|
Once the paint dried, I just glued everything in place!
What's igniting your creative spirit these days?