Wooden spoons were treated with joint compound, spackle, and caulk (mixed with pink paint.)
Select spoons were accessorized with sprinkles.
The faux cookie garland decorations were cut from foamcore, sprayed with orange peel texturizer, painted, then "frosted" with spackle faux frosting.
A special thanks to Sophia Emler for assisting with frosting the spoons,
and to Colleen Burke for installing the cookies into the garland!
The puzzle bear (and bunny!) were jig-sawed out of composite board. The base was painted black to create depth between the puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces were attached and painted/stamped. Wood veneer was added to the edges to create the look of a thick, 3D puzzle.
The "Be Present" Signage and letters was sent to stores raw, and was painted, assembled, and installed in-house. Wrapping paper was hand-painted in patterns that resembled board games to accompany presents that match
the Be Present Window.
This concept would NOT have been possible without Sophia Emler, who painted the base coats of our puzzle bunny, painted and stamped 90% of Camper the Bear, and painted THE ENTIRETY of the Be Present sign. It was a crazy holiday season and I needed all the help I could get to pull this off.
The Shirt Stories Art Wall was painted an evergreen shade, along with an additional art wall, which were both clad with painted wood, polywall, and composite board "ribbons."
The dogs were constructed with a wood + chipboard base, covered in packing paper and either treated with paper mache or paper and fabric fur. Their coat colors and face details were painted with acrylic and latex paint.
A wood back and front piece were added to an antique sled to create a more substantial, structured piece.
The snowy trees on the art wall were painted to resemble the freestanding faux Christmas trees.
A special thanks to Sophia Emler for being my window glass queen, for painting the gift envelopes, AND for ribbon-wrapping all the packages!