12 Day of Handmade Gift Ideas – Day 3 Dragonfly Wall Art

If you’re looking for handmade gift ideas, you have come to the right place! Today is my third day of DIY gift ideas, and I’ll have nine more to share in the coming days! On Days 1 and 2 I shared a decorated treat jar and card set, and today’s project is a gorgeous religious wall hanging featuring dragonflies. Here it is!

12 Days of DIY Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 3 rustic religious wall hanging using the Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Hold On To Hope stamp set

I absolutely love how this piece of wall art turned out. I had a hard time deciding how many of them to make because there are so many people I would love to give them to, and I have to keep one for myself!

12 Days of DIY Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 3 rustic religious wall hanging using the Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Hold On To Hope stamp set

Here are some tips on how to make this:

  • The background of the piece measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I used a double layer of thick vanilla cardstock to make it fairly sturdy. I stamped the background with the Hardwood background stamp and Sahara Sand ink.
  • For the ‘wood strips’ at the top and bottom, I cut pieces of 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ paper from the Wood Textures paper pack. I attached these on top of chipboard (the cardboard that comes in our designer paper packs) cut the same size. This popped it up a little to add both dimension and sturdiness.
  • I attached the lace in between the vanilla cardstock and ‘wood strips’ using Tear & Tape adhesive.
  • The dragonflies were cut using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits. I used three different papers – Wood Textures, Gold Foil, and Gold Glimmer. I attached the dragonflies to the background using Multipurpose Glue in the centers of their bodies only, so that the wings could be curled upwards.
  • I stamped the words using the Hold On To Hope stamp set and Early Espresso ink. I used a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out, then matted it with Gold Glimmer paper cut with a Layering Circles Framelit.

12 Days of DIY Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 3 rustic religious wall hanging using the Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Hold On To Hope stamp set

Who can you think of who could use a little inspiration and motivation? This would be a fantastic gift for them!

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