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Nursery Rhyme Inspired Baby Shower Gift

Hi, it’s Gini, and I have a canvas to share with you today that was inspired by the Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme.  This would be a really sweet gift for a baby shower – and really came together pretty easily using May Arts Ribbons and the chipboard clock from Basically Bare.

Supplies

 

Designer Notes:

  1.  Cover the clock base with Mod Podge and attach layers of burlap ribbon. Trim the ribbon to the shape of the clock. 

  1. Cover the face plate of the clock and the pendulum with patterned paper.  Glue acrylic circle over the patterned paper clock face.  Add ruffled ribbon along the edge of the pendulum using Scor-tape to adhere. Outline the clock using pearls.  Add a ribbon bow to the top of the clock to finish embellishing.

  1. Cut hexagons from coordinating patterned paper.  Start gluing to the canvas using Mod Podge, and work by placing a row down the center, and the line up the other hexagons from that point.  Allow shapes to hang over the edge while you are creating your pattern.  Apply Mod Podge over the top to seal the shapes into place.  After the glue is dry, trim the edges even with the canvas. Use mini alpha stickers to write out the nursery rhyme along the edges of the canvas.
  1. Sew a mouse from felt.  I used to have a pattern for this little guy years ago, and have since lost it, but I just did a search for felt mouse pattern, and came up with this one. Instead of using felt for the tail, I stitched the ruffled ribbon up, and used that, because after all a ribbon tail is much cuter!  I sewed a couple of black beads on for the eyes, and just left loops of sewing thread for the whiskers.  Add your mouse to the base of the clock and you are ready to go!

Next “time” you need a quick baby gift, I hope you will keep this in mind!

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle

 

  1. Linda Lipford

    I bet the recipient was happily suprised – nicely done!

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  2. Renee VanEpps

    How adorable! Love all the different textures and how cool you could fit the song around the border!!!

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  3. Nicole

    cute!!

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  4. Sassy

    Absolutely adorable!  Great tutorial, too.

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  5. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute project, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Sue D

    Adorable!

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  7. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Fun project!  I love all the yummy texture you incorporated into this piece. 

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  8. Vivian K

    So cute! I love burlap ribbon and am really excited to start playing with it!

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  9. Charlene

    Super cute little mouse.  Love his ruffled tail!

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  10. Emily H

    So cute! I love the little mouse!

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  11. Kim H

    Very cute, great colors and love the little mouse =)  Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. Cheryl wage

    Very cute idea.
     

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  13. Miriam Prantner

    Cute!  Love that little mouse!

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  14. Lynn

    Well how cute is that!  What a perfect way to use a Basically There piece.

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  15. Lisa P

    That is too cool. Love the burlap idea.

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  16. Jingle

    Very cute!

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