Fearless Friday, Merry Mimosa Bar and Candy Cane Easels

Whew, here we are, December 23!

 

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For a little extra jolly I painted a sign for our bar

 

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Which is all set up as a Merry Mimosa Station

 

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Help yourself!

 

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I used a short piece of board and painted it black

 

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I wanted to incorporate an evergreen branch and a bright red ornament

 

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I designed it in PicMonkey first, a fast way to move things around to try out different fonts and designs

 

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At the last minute I changed it from vertical to horizontal

 

 

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Make quick short strokes in brown for the branches

Sap green and a very bright yellow green was used so the greenery wouldn’t get lost in the black

 

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Next, lay in the big M for mimosa

 

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finish adding the letters, filling in the O as a base for the ornament

 

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go back and finish sketching in the merry

You can use a chalk outline before painting if you want and then just paint over it

 

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Go back over the letters with another coat of white

 

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Finish the ornament by painting it red, leaving a white outline to make it stand out, and adding a silver cap and hanger and a white highlight

 

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I also added candy cane stripes to the m e r r y letters

 

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Do you see the Santa card labels below by the juices?

 

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They are candy cane easels

 

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3 small candy canes glued together

 

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I made some for the table

 

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and to use on the buffet with name cards for the dishes

 

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A quick last minute craft!

 

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Merry Mimosa!

Be Fearless

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12 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Merry Mimosa Bar and Candy Cane Easels”
  1. Jenna, Your sign is adorable and I love the candy cane easels. Love this……..
    My family arrives today and the holidays begin. Merri, Merri to you and yours…………

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  2. lulu says:

    How do you find the time to do so much and what you create adds so much. Your sign is just wonderful! Much of my time right now is spent in my studio trying to finish pieces for folks to give as presents. That means things at home are pretty much neglected! Merry, merry to you and yours.

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  3. I love this entire post! Love the easels and the painted sign. Wishing you all the love, joy and peace of season as well as a very Happy New Year!

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  4. That’s really cute. Please tell me you set this up in July or something when nothing was going on so I don’t feel like such a slacker! I’m hoping against hope that I can paint tomorrow!

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  5. Jodi says:

    Love it! Merry Mimosa! πŸ™‚

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  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’d love a Merry Mimosa and your cheery sign with the candy cane lettering is so festive! I bet the grands will get a kick out of your candy cane easels too!

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  7. Jenna, what a cute sign and love the candy cane easels…hope your Christmas was the best!

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  8. Jenna thanks for that tutorial, I am always looking to see how others do lettering for projects. This is awesome! Love your idea!!!! PINNING!!! xoxoxo

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