The little, festive, fabric dolls cost me all of 30p for the two in an Evesham charity shop, in the run up to Christmas last year. As soon as I saw them I imagined them in a box frame and at just 30p it would have been rude not to have bought them.
The Ikea Ribba frame cost me £1.45 from a Tewksbury charity shop. I picked it up and ummmed and ahhhed before putting it back, only to later think that it could have been a very useful purchase, so I went back the next day to find, thankfully, it was still there.
I created the simple background using a glittery, embossed snowy paper and two layers of white glitter card. I added a few tiny, clear, flat backed gems to the centres of the snowflakes for little extra but subtle bling.
I faux stitched around the mount with a black fine liner pen. I wasn't sure about doing it, but I think it's worked pretty well with the folksy look of the dolls. The dolls were secured to the background using glue gun glue.
I wasn't sure either about adding the snowflakes to the glass front, would it be too much? Again, I think it's worked, but if I change my mind I only used PVA to attach them, which is easy to remove. I The white dots were made using a Posca Pen, also easily removed if need be.
I reckon in all this project cost me less than £2 to put together for a complete, never to be repeated, one off. I am not sure at the moment where its going to go, whether I'll keep it for my own festive shelves or give it as a present, but I've got plenty of time to think.