I'm so excited to share this project that I was commissioned by Mollie Makes Magazine to create earlier this year! Get the full step-by-step tutorial now in issue #59 on news stands in the UK. It will be out soon after elsewhere in Europe, and it should make it's way over the pond to the States in a month or so.
I was asked to create a holiday centerpiece tutorial that included festive trees of some sort. I was excited about this challenge! I knew I wanted to do a different take on the typical centerpiece and trees, so I thought outside the box, and this is what I came up with. I'm always so inspired by the bright colors, kitschy faces and imagery, and geometric shapes in craft books that came out in the 60s! Looking through those books is my greatest guilty pleasure. They are total eye candy.
It was so much fun to be in charge of not only creating this project from scratch (it was so much fun to get crafty and hand-make something - it had been a while!), put together the step-by-step tutorial, but I also had free reign over the styling and photography. I LOVE doing product photography and styling.
This issue has SO many cute holiday projects in it. Yes, the holidays are just around the corner. Can you believe it? So many gifts ideas in this issue. You can find Mollie Makes at Barnes & Noble and your local craft stores when it hits the US. You can see a sneak peek of this issue here, and if you can't wait til it makes it over here, you can buy it and other back issues online here now! You can subscribe to the magazine here. You can also buy digital versions on Google Play and Apple Newstand.
If you are in need of product photography, let me know! You can contact me at my email address thousandclowns (AT) gmail (DOT) com. I can show you more of my product photography work on request. I'm actually working on more product photography this weekend for another client. I will share when it's complete!
I've worked on several projects for Mollie Makes in the past, including this cute little retro redheaded felt doll! It originally came with issue #34 as a kit. My Holiday Home Tour and Studio Tour were also featured in past issues. They are a blast to work with!