Reason for the season…wall hanging

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Ever since I was little I have loved that one part of Charlie Brown Christmas…lights dim…spotlight on Linus…he tells Charlie Brown the real meaning of Christmas. His sweet little voice….proclaiming  the true meaning of the holiday…I love it. People have told me I can do a great impression of him…just sayin…

Linus was my inspiration for this little wall hanging I came up with. I wanted something to hang right behind the manager scene…and I thought those words would be perfect.
“Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you was born this day a Savior.” (can’t you hear little Linus saying it…so sweet and true)

I took a piece of muslin 19 long by 12 wide. I cut it with pinking shears. Iron it flat.
You will need one piece of Avery t-shirt transfer (for light material)

Then I printed the saying (French Script, 72 size) I centered the text on the page. Then print a test sheet on a plain piece of paper so you are happy with the size. When you are ready to print, place the transfer paper in the printer. When you go to print—first click print options and be sure to print in mirror image.
Flip the transfer paper onto the piece of muslin and center your design. You will need a hot iron and you need to iron on a flat hard surface that ISN”T a ironing board. I use my sewing table. You need to apply two hands when you iron (lots of pressure) and go over the design for about 40 seconds.

Be sure to apply lots of pressure.

DON”T peel it until it cools off for at least 5 minutes—it will not come off right. After you let it cool, peel off at a corner and your text will be right side facing up on your muslin.

Slowly peel back until all your paper is peeled off. Cool huh!!!
Get a dowel rod ( at Michaels….by all the wood crafts) I had to cut my to the right length.

I just used hot glue—and seamed up the top for the dowel rod to go through. 
Found some fabulous black ric-rack trim that was large and I liked it with the black text. I hot glued it onto the bottom…and I glue it on the top so that it could hold up the dowel rod.
What do you think??? Quick easy craft ;) love it!
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-Tracie
About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. poindextr says:

    I love it too. Can hear Linus telling the story in my memory. Perfect Christmas moment! I love the things that are the most humble.

  2. Black and White {Side by Side} says:

    Wonderful! I love this!

  3. Love that! What a perfect addition to the Nativity set!
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. what a great idea! and very simple even i could do it!

  5. mustard seeds says:

    I love it too. I picked up a copy of Charlie Brown Christmas book at Walgreen's the other day and read it to my grandson just yesterdsay. This year I am using several of my nativities in my christmas decor. I enjoyed your post.

  6. Transfer paper is one of my favorite things ever! Great project.

  7. I love Linus and I love what you made! Great job!!

  8. Tres French Hens says:

    What a great backdrop for your nativity! I'm loving the huge rick-rac, too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this! I featured it today on my blog Today's Top 20! I'd love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my water widget on the top right. For each click p&g will donate 1 day's worth of clean water! :) Thanks!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

  10. freckled laundry says:

    Beautiful, Tracie!