It’s all in the Presentation – My People

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‘It’s all in the Presentation’ posts over the past couple of years have been all about ‘the wrappings’ of the gift….this year I am sharing how the gift inspired the wrapping….and coordinating it all together!

Typically this post is shared before Christmas ~ but, since my family reads my blog and are my biggest fans (thanks Mom….), I needed to wait until after the gifts were given to post.

and here is why…..

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I created our entire family (my people) in ‘little people’ for my 2 year old niece Abby ~ each person sporting their own hairdo’s and something to represent them….for instance my ‘little person’ has a paintbrush, …. of course! 

  I wonder whom Abby will play with the most?  Will it be Grammy, Aunt Amy or Uncle Jerry, Uncle Billy or Aunt Lucinda, Aunt Stacey or Uncle Todd… or will it be Mommy or Daddy or sweet Abby herself…..

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To make it more fun on Christmas day……an ornament version was created for each person to take home for their tree. Adding holly to the hair of the girls and to the body of the boys.  fun tip ~ if you are going to create this, do yourself a favor and make a chart with colors, hair color, and ‘things’ to keep track….gee whiz Amy!

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I also created a bag for Abby….since she loves to dig in our bags and purses.  She needed something to carry her little people to Aunt Amys to play.

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….and a matching painted outfit, complete with denim jeans.

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A fun creative family keepsake….for sure.

The wrapping created ~ is a Classic Chalk Art home for her little people to live ~ inspired by the ‘little people’.  All 4 sides of the house are lined with ‘little people’ and simple scallops were added to the roof line, then completed with ‘Abby’s House’ on the roof. 

They need a home after all…..

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It is all tied up with a handmade pom-pom ribbon and gift tag made from an ol’ photo of my sister, ‘Abby’s Mommy’, playing with my brother’s Fisher Price little people garage on Christmas Day 1976….framed with scrapbooking paper, of course.

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….I can remember as a child when using the colored funnies from the newspaper was considered creative wrapping….and it wasOn only special occasions did the newspaper have color. We didn’t have ‘craft stores’ to purchase anything we desire as we do today.  We had an isle in the local Jamesway shopping center or 5 and dime with crafts….so being creative was really ‘being creative’…before there was inspiration everywhere. 

I am dating myself aren’t I?

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The ‘little people’ were painted with DecoArt acrylics.  The unfinished little people can be purchased at Bear With Us, https://bearwithusinc.com/proddetail.php?prod=2757. 

…these are the same little people (but smaller) that I used to create the snowman picks.

To create the house….watch the Classic Chalk Art how-to video here. a white Prismacolor Pencil was used.  The paper mache house was purchased from Hobby Lobby.

For the canvas bag and t-shirt ~ the fabric painting medium was added to the DecoArt acrylics.

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Presenting the gift is that much more fun when it all coordinates……so that wraps it up for 2017!

If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy the previous years, click below.

All in the Presentation 2016

All in the Presentation 2015

All in the Presentation 2014

Did you see the quick video on Instagram with the ‘Little People’ ?  Follow Me by visiting Instagram Classic Amy Joanne.

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I hope your Christmas was magical and filled with ‘Your People’ !

Be inspired!

~*~

Up Next:  Building Snowman, Cookie Cut-Outs, Brush~N~Hand 2018 Workshop Piece and Playing Favorites~Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “It’s all in the Presentation – My People

  1. I just love your people project. Going to try to create it for my great grand. Love your chalkboard art. You are very clever indeed! Thank you for sharing. barb.

  2. Omg !! What an absolutely wonderful gift. Your creativity is amazing. I love how you added something unique to each one that she can associate it to that special person. Simply one of the best gifts given this season. Awesome.

  3. How special! Nothing I created was ever good enough for my sister in laws, so, sadly, do my neices/nephews know nothing about me, they also have nothing from me…but life goes on.

    You are so blessed for your family to “get you”! Happy New Year…♡

  4. What a fun, fun, fun gift for Abby. I believe that with the house, the bag, the people, and her imagination, she’ll have hours upon hours of play time. Great idea.

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