How to Create A Miniature Christmas Room…
Graphic 45 Christmas Magic…Decorating the tree.
I knew as soon as I started working with Xyron that one day I would make a miniature room.
When I got the opportunity to work with Graphic 45’s “Christmas Magic” Collection,
I knew the time had come. (Graphic 45 and Xyron are the perfect combination.)
Here’s What I used to make my Miniature Christmas Magic Room: (*affiliate link)
- Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Collection Pack 12×12 cm Collection Pack*
- Xyron Creative Station*
- Xyron Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge for the 9-Inch Creative Station*
- Craft Glue*
- 7″ Bottle Brush Trees
- Mini Plain Wood Dollhouse Furniture*
- Red, White and Brown Craft Paint and paintbrush
- “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink Pad*
- Ink Blending Tool*
- Miniature Frames, Christmas Ornaments and pewter miniatures.
- Cream Baubles Beads*
- Faux Evergreen Craft Stems
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Sanding Block
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How to make a miniature Christmas Magic Room…
- My Christmas Room is 7 1/2″ wide, 7 1/2″ tall and 5 1/2″ deep. I used 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ chipboard pieces. (that’s what I had on hand) You could use a 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ piece of chipboard for the back wall instead of piecing it together like I did.
- I cut paper for my walls into 3 3/4″ strips.
- I cut a small strip of paper for my decorative border.
- I ran each of my strips through the Xyron Creative Station*.
- Adhere paper to the chipboard.
The Creative Station is perfect for projects like this. I wanted complete adhesive coverage on every corner and edge of the paper. (No wrinkles, no bubbles, easy to use.)
- I cut my paper slightly wider than I need so I can trim the edges with a craft knife.
- Gently sand edges with a extra fine sanding block for the perfect edge.
- Glue the walls together using a good craft glue. I used wood boxes to hold my wall up while the glue dried. (If you have a better idea I’d love to hear it.)
- I covered the back of my room with coordinating paper and added small strips of paper on the back corners for added support.
- I made a small fireplace out of chipboard. (I needed a place to hang my stocking)
- Paint the fireplace with white paint. Give it a vintage feel by rubbing a little ink on the edges.
- I purchased inexpensive unfinished doll furniture at the Dollar Store* and painted it red.
- For a vintage look add ink to the edges of the furniture.
- I used stickers from the collection kit to make little framed art.
- I made a small little crate to hold my “ornaments” out of chipboard and painted it brown. I added a small “tis the season” sticker on the front.
- I created a small picture using a sticker and chipboard and a small felt stocking to add to the mantel.
I have spent way to much time rearranging the furniture and playing with it.
It was a real labor of love. (and I loved every minute of it)
Here’s the Information on the Xyron and Graphic 45 Giveaway…
Xyron and Graphic 45 will be giving away a G45 Christmas paper pack and a Xyron Mega Runner to TWO lucky people. To enter just post a comment on any of the G45 projects on the Xyron Facebook Page all this week.
Here’s the link to the Xyron Facebook Page. Good Luck!
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