Christmas DIY Week 7/8: Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters

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!!

 

Materials:

Gold Glitter Paper

Double-Sided Tape

Scissors or Craft Knife & Cutting Mat

Merry Christmas Pattern

 

1. Print the Merry Christmas Pattern and cut out.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

2. Trace patterns onto gold glitter paper and cut out. Don’t forget to cut out the slits on some of the rectangles!

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

3. Fold rectangular pieces, using the dotted line on the patterns as a guide.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

4. Apply double-sided tape to the folded edges on the glitter paper side.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

5. Apply them to the corresponding letter. Use the pattern to work out which piece goes where.

Merry Christmas 3D Glitter Letters Tutorial

6. Now, attach the other letter.

7. Repeat with the remaining letters, and you’re done!

Christmas DIY Week 6/8: Glitter Paper Houses

Paper Christmas Houses

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!

 

Materials:

White Card

Glitter Card

Scissors

Glue Stick or Double-Sided Tape

Craft Knife

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.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

3. Cut each piece out carefully and score all fold lines. I recommend using a craft knife and mat for the best results.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

4. Glue windows in place.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

5. Fold along all fold lines to create your house.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

6. Glue side of house together.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

7. Attach the ‘floor’ of your house using glue.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

8. Fold the chimney and glue.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

9. Attach your chimney to the roof using the pattern as a guide.

Glitter Paper Christmas Houses Tutorial

10. Attach the roof to your house.

Glitter Paper Houses Tutorial

Now you can make the other two houses following these basic instructions!

 

Christmas DIY Week 5/8: Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Trees

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

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!

 

Materials:

Balsa Wood (3mm thickness)

Patterned Fabric

Glitter Tape

Craft Knife

Ruler

Spray Adhesive

Christmas Tree Pattern (There are two sizes)

 

1. Print and cut out the Christmas Tree Patterns.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

2. Trace the pattern onto balsa wood (I used a craft knife to lightly trace the pattern).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

3. Cut the balsa wood following the traced lines (lots of light cuts are the key!).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

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.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

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.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

8. Cut a strip of glitter tape 3mm wide (Or you could buy 3mm wide glitter tape).

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

9. Adhere the glitter tape to the edge of your trees. Do this to all of them, even the ones without fabric.

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial Step 10

10. Now all you need to do is slip them into each other!

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial

Mini Balsa Wood Christmas Tree Tutorial