Today I created a Christmas Tussie Mussie... ok I wasn't sure where or why a tussie mussie was originated, so I Googled it... lol
In the 1700's, when regular bathing and indoor plumbing was uncommon, the tussie mussie became popular. A tussie mussie is a small bouquet (nosegay) of fragrant herbs and flowers. During this time, elegant ladies carried tussie mussies to mask the odors around them. Smaller tussie mussies were often worn on the lapel to mask body odor. So there is your lesson for the day ...hahaha
Made from a paper mache cone I purchased at Michaels, covered with scrapbook paper. Using the Sizzix Mini Rosette Die I created the rosette on the front. Applied some glitter to burlap and ruffled it aroumd the edge of the cone. Sitting atop is a birds nest filled with twigs, floral sprays, & bird of course. A little Smow Tex to the tops. I had this tiny frame that fit perfect. Printed out the word "NOEL". I attached burlap twine to the sides for use to hang on the tree.
I hope you decide to join in on the fun. No need to make a project every day, just create something between Dec 1st & Dec 12th and link up to the party. This is a crazy busy time and sometimes we don't take any time for playing with our craft supplies. This project took me less than 2 hours. Hope you were inspired... Happy Holidays ! xoxo Toni
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