Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 2

It’s Day 2 of our blog hop with Petaloo and we’re excited to showcase this beautiful project by one of our Canvas Corp Creative Crew members, Kimberly Newman. Kimberly brings to the team an eclectic vibe that is combines new and old to create a very fun vintage look.  Up, Up and Away, Kimberly’s wreath became a beautiful centerpiece that is the perfect resting place for Kimberly’s Hot Air Balloon and vintage Santa.  A mixture of cardstock, fabrics, burlap, canvas all combined into this fun mixed media project.

Santa's Wreath and Balloon Centerpiece

“I’m so excited to show you my wreath,I received 12 canvases (burlap and canvas) in three diffrent sizes and some fun embellishments from Canvas Corp.  Petaloo sent some gorgeous flowers,lace they asked me to make a wreath and think outside the box… so I made a advent wreath with all the beautiful supplies….. I couldn’t just keep it as a wreath .. So I made it into a wreath hot air balloon centerpiece for my table…I love how it turned out.  Thank you Canvas Corp and Petaloo!”

Green Package

Kimberly’s wreath began with a traditional green holiday wreath for a base and she filled the space with a unique selection of gift packages (that seems to be a theme you will see all week – gift packages out of stretched canvas)…what a fun way to show off creative mixed media techniques.  The clothespins are numbered to create the countdown advent calendar.

Balloon Basket

Pieces of burlap are woven to create the basket for Santa’s balloon.  Kimberly does a great job mixing everyday items, craft items and unusual pieces to create one of a kind masterpieces.  Next time you are ready to throw away all the packing material from your latest purchase, you might consider holding onto them for your next mixed media project.


Look for fun vintage pieces such as this great Santa that Kimberly found to finish off your holiday projects.  What is old is new again and with this great centerpiece as a home for the holidays Santa is sure to take good care of all of us.  For more images of Kimberly’s project and other projects by Kimberly, visit her blog Kimberly’s Creative Inspiration

To keep up with the prizes and projects from Petaloo visit their blog

14 Responses to “Holiday Blog Hop with Canvas Corp & Petaloo: Day 2”

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  1. Tonya Gibbs says:

    Way to go Kim. This is fantastic.

  2. marylouh says:

    I went for my first balloon ride last summer. I’m sure Santa will have as much fun on his ride as I had on mine. Clever idea.

  3. My sister is the secretary to our local hot air balloon association and to say the least she will FLIP when she sees this amazing project. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  4. jean marmo says:

    Holy cow! This is amazing!

  5. Debbie Ford says:

    I LOVE the Santa balloon – May have to steal that idea for a new centerpiece

  6. jpscraps says:

    Wow! this is fabulous! I’ve never seen anything like it.

  7. Lynda says:

    wow….what a fantastic project!

  8. Ava Gavloski says:

    GREAT home decor project

  9. Katie B. says:

    Wow, amazing work! Love your centerpiece advent calender idea! and your how air balloon idea is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – your Santa and wreath are FUN & FABULOUS :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your clever and creative Christmas inspiration!!!

  11. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    This is an awesome centerpiece! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Sabina Halican says:

    This would look great in my living room , amazing that’s all I can say ;-)

  13. Lynda Dexter says:

    Oh wow this is sooo beautiful

  14. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful compliments on my hot air balloon it was a blast creating for this challenge!

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