I probably should get into the habit of writing my blog posts in advance so that I can still post if I run off somewhere, but I can’t help but enjoy the realness of creating and posting a post each week as I come up with a new idea.
Anyway, since Christmas is days away I only have one more DIY up my sleeve. I promise that by this time next year I will be a more organised blogger with my posts written AT LEAST a week in advance so that I can run off on an adventure and still not disappoint you!
I hope you enjoy it and, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Gold Glitter Paper
Scissors or Craft Knife & Cutting Mat
Merry Christmas Pattern
1. Print the Merry Christmas Pattern and cut out.
2. Trace patterns onto gold glitter paper and cut out. Don’t forget to cut out the slits on some of the rectangles!
3. Fold rectangular pieces, using the dotted line on the patterns as a guide.
4. Apply double-sided tape to the folded edges on the glitter paper side.
5. Apply them to the corresponding letter. Use the pattern to work out which piece goes where.
6. Now, attach the other letter.
7. Repeat with the remaining letters, and you’re done!
After last week’s glittery tutorial, I’m a bit stuck on glitter! The hardest thing about drafting this tutorial was not overdoing the glitter but I managed to find a happy medium!
These were super fun and easy to make with maximum results! You can use any colour glitter card you like to suit the rest of your Christmas decorations or you can make these mini Christmas trees from last weeks tutorial (here) and create a glittery village!
Glue Stick or Double-Sided Tape
Self Healing Mat
Paper House Patterns [#1] [#2] [#3]
[Tutorial Using Pattern #1]
1. Print and cut out all patterns.
2. Trace patterns onto white card and glitter card following the instructions on each pattern.
3. Cut each piece out carefully and score all fold lines. I recommend using a craft knife and mat for the best results.
4. Glue windows in place.
5. Fold along all fold lines to create your house.
6. Glue side of house together.
7. Attach the ‘floor’ of your house using glue.
8. Fold the chimney and glue.
9. Attach your chimney to the roof using the pattern as a guide.
10. Attach the roof to your house.
Now you can make the other two houses following these basic instructions!
I’ve always wanted to make something using balsa wood, it’s been on my ‘to use’ list for a long time. I also bought some pretty Christmas fabric a few weeks ago which have been laying around since. After much testing and playing around with these two mediums, I came up with these pretty little Christmas trees.
They look beautiful placed around the house in small groups or would be great as a place card holder. Just write your guest’s name on a small piece of cardboard and slip it into the slot at the tip of the tree!
Balsa Wood (3mm thickness)
Christmas Tree Pattern (There are two sizes)
1. Print and cut out the Christmas Tree Patterns.
2. Trace the pattern onto balsa wood (I used a craft knife to lightly trace the pattern).
3. Cut the balsa wood following the traced lines (lots of light cuts are the key!).
4. Spray adhesive your tree and place onto fabric (Try to align the grain of the fabric with the bottom edge of the tree)
5. Leave to dry thoroughly.
6. Using your craft knife, cut off all excess fabric around your Christmas tree.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of your tree. To make the exact set that I made, adhere fabric to all the trees except one small tree.
8. Cut a strip of glitter tape 3mm wide (Or you could buy 3mm wide glitter tape).
9. Adhere the glitter tape to the edge of your trees. Do this to all of them, even the ones without fabric.
10. Now all you need to do is slip them into each other!