Sunday, 22 December 2013

Old school decorations/Last minute gift

By this time many children will be on school holidays and with the poor weather getting out becomes more difficult for prolonged periods.  This weeks final make is something even the children can participate in.  Its old school angels.  They will hang from your tree or just sit around the room. 

Before I begin to explain the activity I want to just say a few words.  I want to send special thanks to Shelley for bringing such wonderful and interesting projects to the blog along with her exceptional expertise.  I love her non-traditional Christmas projects and will be trying them out next year. 

I also want to thank anyone who has read this blog, I just hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed attempting to make the things on here.  I have learnt a lot about my crafting since beginning this blog and a lot about myself.  I will at random points try and update this blog next year with new ideas of presents and gifts however, I'm unsure I have 52 NEW projects to share with you and for me crafting is about heart and soul, making something that expresses who you are and if it can be given as a gift for someone, something that has been made with love care and soul especially for that person.    Whenever I post something I will of course let everyone know via facebook and twitter, also those of you who follow me will get notified of a new post. 

Whilst I don’t intend to scale back my crafting I do intend to jump off the bandwagon, no more feeling as though I need the ‘latest’ products, no more trying to keep up with professional and experienced crafters, no more trying to do every technique just laid back crafting for pleasure. 

I do hope I have encouraged you all to try some crafting, and shown that it doesn’t need to be expensive, nor does it need to require a lot of products.  I hope to keep in touch with some amazing friends I have made along the way and those of you who have me on facebook/twitter will always see my random status updates some of which may include craft.

That’s enough of me I’m sure Shelley will pop by and leave you all a farewell message and I hope a link to her blog. 

So onto the final item of this blog.


To make these you will need:

Colouring medium
Double sided tape
Patterned paper
{optional extras, pva glue, glitter}

Cut yourself two circles, one large one small, decorate one as a face and cover the other with paper.  From the large circle cut out a triangle, start small and slowly go larger checking each time by folding the circle into a cone.  Adhere the cone when it’s the right size with double sided tape.

Keep the triangle you have removed and cut another one the same side, make sure it is covered in matching papers.  Adhere using double sided tape the point of the triangle to the back of your cone, these will be the angels wings {alternatively you could stamp/draw a butterfly for a more elegant angel.}.

Using a small piece of double sided tape adhere the face to the front of the cone, then cut small strips of ribbon and if it’s not the same colour both sides use double sided tape to fold it over and stick it to the forehead of the face and down the back of the angels face and cone body.  Make sure you leave a small loop at the top as this will allow you to thread some string or cross stitch silk through to hang your angel on a tree.

Well folks that’s it, a simple fun decoration as the last blog post.  I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Love ‘n’ Hugs

Hi It's Shell here, I would like to also thank you all for coming along and seeing these amazing Christmas makes, Sall has put so much hard work and effort into sharing her fab Christmas ideas week after week and I am very grateful to have been able have been allowed play a small part in that so thank you Sall, Love you loads xxx

 My final piece is a little last minute treat, I have turned a chocolate lolly pop into a cute Christmas treat.
What you will need is some red, white and black cardstock and some glue. I also used a scoreboard and punches but you can make one of these without those.

First you need to get your chocolate to cover. I have used a chocolate lolly from ALDI.
Next you need to get a piece of red cardstock that will fit around the chocolate to make a little box, I have used my scoreboard to score the fold lines on mine, if you are using the same chocolate as me you can click onto the photo to enlarge it to find out the size of the card and where the score lines need to be.

You will need to make another fold at the top and bottom for this I scored at 3/8" 

Once you have your lines you need to cut up them all and remove one of the tabs.

Then add your chocolate to the middle, add glue to the thinnest tab and fold the other over onto it and hold until it is all stuck.

Next you need to fold in the top and bottom tabs and glue into place.

Put your box to one side and get your white cardstock, I have used the decorative label punch from Stampin' Up to make my Santa's beard but you could use another punch, die or handcut it.

Once your beard is cut stick it down to the top of the box.

Next you need to cut out the buttons from some black card stock, I cannot cut out circles and a normal hole punch was too small so I used the window punch to cut my circles cutting once then putting the small piece back in the other way to make the circle (or near enough).

I have added 3 to my box but you can add more or less depending on the size of box. 

To finish this off I used the window punch again to make the band to go across the middle, you can just hand cut this though.

That is all there is to it and It does make for the perfect rescue gift when you need a small something for someone, they also make really cute stocking fillers.

If you would like to follow my other crafting antics please feel free to check out my blogs

Thank you again for taking the time to come and look at this blog.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Shell xxx

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