Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Decorations by Nat B and Jacqui

Good morning all, today on Wednesday Workshop we would like to show you how to create some quick and simple Hanging Decorations to add sparkle to your Christmas Tree.
Hanging Snowflake by Nat B 
I first saw this tutorial on Jayne’s blog & thought it would be rather complicated. As it happens it’s really simple!
Christmas Star
Products from J & C Creations
Stamp from Penny Black’s clear stamp set ‘Christmas Fashion’ coloured with alcohol markers
Liquid pearls & glitter around image
Dies used: Spellbinders ‘Classic Circle’ & ‘Scalloped Circle’
Other Products
12” x 12” double sided patterned card
To make:
Start by cutting 12 x 1” strips of patterned card.


Mark 2 strips at 51/2” & 61/2”. Lay one strip horizontally (I used the markings on my craft mat to keep things straight!) & place the other one vertically on top to make a cross & glue where they meet. Take the 3rd strip & lay it on the left vertically UNDER the horizontal strip & glue together. Take your 4th strip & lay it on the right vertically UNDER the horizontal strip & glue together. Lay strip 5 above the horizontal strip & thread it through the 3 strips already in place. Make sure it goes UNDER , OVER,UNDER, glue the strips only where they meet. Do the same with the 6th strip, but this time it goes beneath the 2 horizontal strips. Hopefully you will have something that looks like this!


Now take the top left vertical strip & the top left horizontal strip, twist them so that the reverse pattern can be seen & glue them together so that the ends make a right angle. Do this on the other 3 corners & leave to dry completely. I held mine in place with paper clips.
Now repeat the whole process with the other 6 strips & you will end up with 2 ‘halves’. Place the two halves together & thread the unattached strips through the Star points & glue in place & snip off the excess. Mount your stamped & coloured image to a scalloped circle & glue to the middle of your star. Repeat on the reverse. Make a hole at the end of one star point & thread some ribbon through & your decoration is ready to hang!

And now two more from Jacqui

You will need:
White and Green Card
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fanciful Holiday Die
Penny Black – Crystal Wreath Stamp
Red Ribbon

This is so easy I haven’t taken pictures, but here is the method:

Stamp the Crystal Wreath with Emboss Stamp Pad twice onto White Card leaving enough space between each to fit into the Small Frame Die Sprinkle with Silver WOW EP and Heat with Heat Gun.

Cut the two stamped and embossed images with the Frame Die

From the white card cut two Reindeer from the Fanciful Holiday Die set,

Add assorted sizes of Red and Green Self Adhesive Rhinestones randomly to the centre of the Snowflakes on both images nleavinf some snowflakes without Rhinestones as above.

At the back of one of the circles attach a loop of red ribbon to the top and making sure it is in line with the loop add a short single length of ribbon to the bottom of the circle.  Now carefully glue the two circles together so your hanging will be decorated both sides, final sandwich the single length of ribbon between the two Reindeers. Your Decoration will catch the light as it twirls in the air.

Dec1a Dec2

For the Green Decoration follow all the steps above but using Gold EP, Gold & Silver Rhinestones and the Christmas Tree from The Fanciful Holiday Die Set

Dec1b dec3

Hope you decide to give these simple decorations a go.

Happy Crafting

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