Mini Holiday Lanterns

DIY Mini Holiday Lanterns

Looking for An Easy Holiday Dollar Store Craft?

All you’ll need is a couple of Mini Wood Lanterns from Dollar Tree*,

Paint, Scrapbook Paper and an Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*.

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Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

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Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Directions:
1. Using a Craft Knife* to loosen the glue, gently remove the top and front of the
lantern. Remove the small battery votive from the bottom of the lantern.
2. Paint the lantern with black acrylic paint.
3. Measure and cut strips of black buffalo plaid paper to fit the back and sides of the
lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

4. Place the strips of paper into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* design side-up. Crank the handle
of the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* to run it through the machine. As it goes through, it adds a
complete layer of adhesive to the back of the paper.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

5. Remove the paper from the liner and apply it to the sides of the lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

6. Measure and cut a piece of translucent vellum to fit behind the front “X” panel. Use the Xyron Mega Runner* to add adhesive to the center and edges of the front panel. Place the vellum over the front panel.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

7. Use the Xyron Mini Glue Gun* to adhere the lantern back together.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

8. Paint the wood snowflakes with white acrylic paint. Glue it to the front of the lantern. Add a white enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Use as a tabletop decoration or add ribbon to the lantern for hanging on the Christmas Tree.

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron.

These projects are Quick and Easy and are a great way to use up small scraps of paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make a Jenga Block Pumpkin

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint three Jenga Blocks* with orange acrylic paint.
  • Paint the small wood cube with brown acrylic paint
  • Cut six strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Glue the small wood cube and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
  • Tie a small twine bow and glue it to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Adhere the word Thankful onto a small layer using the Xyron Mega Runner* and attach it to the front of the pumpkin.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

The Jenga Block Pumpkin is a great way to use small scraps of your favorite Fall scrapbook paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Another simple Fall project is the Jenga Block Frame.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint six Jenga Blocks* with brown acrylic paint.
  • Cut 12 strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.
  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.
  • Hot Glue the blocks together to form a frame.
  • Adhere greeting or photo to the back of the frame.
  • Embellish the frame by gluing on a small fall flower and leaves*.

For a truly inexpensive Fall Craft, you can pick up the wood blocks at Dollar Tree.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects this Holiday Season.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull New Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

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666046 Sizzix Geometric Box Die by Eileen Hull

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box:

  • The Geometric Box Die goes together really easily and is also expandable.
  • Die-cut the box* using mat board* and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*
  • You will need to cut two pieces of the middle section of the box.  
  • Carefully fold the box on the score lines.
  • Assemble the box with the tabs on each side of the box. I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to glue the box. It dries and holds in 30 seconds.

DIY Faux Stone Geometric Box

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • Use dark gray acrylic paint to paint the entire box. (inside and out)
  • Use a dry brush with a small amount of paint to apply lighter coats of paint over the outside of the box. I painted from dark to light. I used a combination of the dry brush technique with stippling to get my desired look.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • For my Holiday Embellishment, I used a 1″ gold pendant blank for jewelry making and a 1″ plaid scrapbook paper circle glued in the center.
  • Tie the gold pendant around the top of the box using a piece of braided twine.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box.

Add a small faux Christmas Tree for a sophisticated Holiday Decoration.

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Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

Eileen Hull Sizzix Chapter 4 Release Party

New Chapter 4 Dies by Eileen Hull and Sizzix

The Eileen Hull teams are having a New Release Blog Hop

using the New Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 4 Dies.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Looking to add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects?

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull’s new

Eileen Hull Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*, Sizzix Matboard*

and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

See the full tutorial here for the Faux Stone Geometric Box.

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The Simple Country Sunflower…

was made using Eileen Hull Large Sunflower Die by Sizzix*,

acrylic paint, and mod podge*.

I will share tutorials on each project on my blog later in the week.  

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Check out the Eileen Hull’s Blog for the Blog Hop and even more ideas. 

Eileen Hull Sizzix Release Blog Hop:

Pam Bray
Jennie Atkinson
Sarah Lizzie
Lisa Hoel
Sharon Curtis
Tonya Trantham
Elizabeth Robinson
Jenny Marples
Maggi Harding
Sue Eldred  (you are here)
Karen Bearse

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

A Fall Dollar Store Craft

As much as I love the summer weather, I do love Fall.

The cooler weather, the beautiful colors… 

I only wish it’d turn right back to summer when it was done.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

I found this cute Acorn Shape* and Faux Leather Leaves* at Dollar Tree* and knew it would be even cuter with a little StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Directions:

  • Lightly sand the acorn shape using a sanding block*.
  • Paint the acorn with acrylic paint.
  • Trace around the top of the acorn to create a pattern for the acorn top. Fill in the bottom with a wavy line.  Trace the pattern onto plaid scrapbook paper and cut it out. 
  • There are different ways to adhere to the paper. My favorite way is to use the
  • Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the scrapbook paper.  
  • Add the plaid paper to the top of the acorn. Use an extra fine point black sharpie* to add a border around the acorn top shape.

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

  • Using a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and the Nuts for Fall SVG File, size the design to fit onto the bottom of the acorn shape. Cut the design using several colors of StyleTechCraft Luster Adhesive Vinyl.
  • Once you remove the area inside and around the cut vinyl, use transfer tape* to add the design to the acorn.
  • Decorate the top of the acorn with a big bow, faux leaves, and a small acorn embellishment.
  • Add a small piece of twine for hanging onto a door or add it to the center of a Fall Wreath.

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How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

Welcome Autumn Pillow

Welcome Autumn Pillow  

I have been wanting to use vinyl to create a stencil for a while now.

It was really simple to do and I’m in love with the results.

If you have craft vinyl and an electronic die-cutting machine*,

then you can make a stencil too.

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HOW TO MAKE A WELCOME AUTUMN PILLOW USING CRAFT VINYL TO MAKE STENCILS

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How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using a Craft Vinyl Stencil:

  • For my pillow, I used off-white fabric that I purchased at a garage sale several years ago. I cut two panels 15″ x 15″.
  • I created the stencil pattern using the “Welcome Autumn” SVG file and my Silhouette. I sized the image to fit onto my fabric panels.
  • I cut the image using StyleTechCraft Craft Vinyl*. (I originally tried using removable vinyl on my fabric, but it wasn’t quite tacky enough and a little hard to apply.)
  • To create the stencil, remove the letters and the leaves from the vinyl, leaving a reverse image.  
  • Use a low-tack transfer paper to transfer the vinyl onto the fabric.

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

  • Make sure that the stencil is securely stuck to the fabric to eliminate paint seepage.
  • Place a piece of paper behind the fabric panel to protect your work surface.
  • Paint the leaves using a small paint brush and a variety of acrylic paint in Autumn colors.  
  • Paint the words “welcome Autumn using black acrylic paint.  

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

  • After the paint has dried, carefully remove the stencil.  
  • I may have squealed a bit when I removed the stencil. It is perfectly imperfect, and I love how it turned out!
  • Iron over the fabric to set the design.  

How to make a Welcome Autumn Pillow using craft vinyl to make the Stencil

Welcome Autumn Door Hanger

Welcome Autumn Door Hanger

I liked how it turned out so much that I decided to make a Welcome Autumn Door Hanger.

You can find plain wood circles on Amazon* in a variety of sizes.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

A bedroom makeover for a couple of boys obsessed with all things Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

Bedroom Makeover-Before

My daughter-in-law has been hard at work transitioning her oldest son into his new tween room

and the younger boys into a new bedroom together.

Since the boys are obsessed with all things Super Mario Bros.,

she decided to create a Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom.

She had everything planned out but only needed help with one thing.

She wanted super large letters for the wall.  (She figured I was the person to ask.)

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

To make the Super Mario Bros. inspired letters…

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

Products used to make the letters:

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Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

  • Place the cut vinyl letters onto the slightly larger black letters using the Vinyl Transfer Tape*.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

  • The room was painted “Big Sky Country” with Dutch Boy’s Duraclean Paint, in eggshell.
  • Use a strip of removable blue painter’s tape* as a guide to place the letters.
  • Leave the paper backing on the back of the black letters.  Cut around the letters and place them on the wall with the blue painter’s tape*.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

  • Gently rub over the letters with the vinyl scraper tool to ensure the letters have stuck to the vinyl transfer tape.
  • Carefully peel up the transfer tape, keeping the transfer tape in place, and remove the paper backing from the letter.
  • Rub over the letter to help it stick to the wall.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

For even more Super Mario Bros. Fun…

  • My daughter-in-law used decals and Super Mario Bros. characters hand cut from the wallpaper to create the decorations around the room.
  • She trimmed the white outline off the decals and cut out by hand the characters from the wallpaper.

Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom

Super Mario Bros. Bedroom-After

Super Mario Bros. Bedroom

  • The room wouldn’t be complete without Super Mario Bros. Comforters*, Pillows, and of course their favorite “stuffies”.  (Unbelievably, I know quite a few of their names.)

Super Mario Bros. Bedroom

I was there when the boys saw the finished room for the first time.

One of them exclaimed “it’s like a whole level of Super Mario World”.

They were a little excited!  (Good Job, Mom!)

Click on pictures below for the products used to create the Super Mario Bros. Inspired Bedroom.

 

   

Yoshi Pillow Buddy

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Rae Dunn Inspired Utensil Holder

I’ve been looking for the perfect utensil holder ever since we did our kitchen makeover in 2018.

I was looking for just the right one.  None of the ones I found were what I was looking for.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

I found this canister sitting on a thrift store shelf in Wisconsin for only $1.50.

I thought, what the heck.  Not much of a gamble if it doesn’t work.

All I needed was a little bit of StyleTechCraft Black Glossy Vinyl* to make it complete.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

I used the “ink-free” font on my Silhouette and stretched the word to make it longer,

giving it the classic Rae Dunn-inspired tall skinny handwritten font.

The word “utensils” is approx. 2″ x 3.

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Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Directions:

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

  • Remove vinyl from the white backing.
  • Use StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* to adhere the vinyl onto the front of the canister.
  • Gently rub the transfer paper and remove it from the canister.

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Quick and Easy to do. (and it looks great on my counter)

Rae Dunn Inspired Thrift Store Makeover

Some of the simplest projects are the most satisfying.

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How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

If you like the look of old embossed tin, the Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

is a simple project to create.  (easy to follow instructions below)

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket

I’m always up for a new crafty challenge,

so, when asked if I wanted to try the colored aluminum foils

from K & S Precision Metals, of course, I said yes.

These thick colored aluminum foils are not like your mother’s aluminum foil.

They are thick enough to bend and manipulate but thin enough to be able to cut with scissors.

And you don’t have to worry about cuts like from thicker metals. (this is fun stuff)

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How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

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How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

I could have used the metal as it comes, but I wanted it to be slightly thicker, so I double it up with cardstock in the middle.  It also helped it hold the embossed shape.

Directions:  

  • I used an unfolded small white envelope as my pattern.
  • Measure and cut a piece of colored foil slightly larger than the unfolded envelope.
  • To add adhesive on the back of the foil, place the foil colored-side up on the Xyron Creative Station®*Turn the handle of the Creative Station to run the foil through.  As it runs through, it adds complete adhesive covering on the underneath side of the foil.
  • Place the foil onto a piece of white cardstock the same size.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • If you’re not artistically inclined, you can easily find a swirly scroll pattern to print and use as a pattern.
  • Place the foil with the cardstock side up onto a soft surface.  Tape the swirly scroll pattern onto the back of the cardstock.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Using medium to firm pressure, use a small ball stylus* to trace around the design to transfer it to the foil.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Remove the pattern from the back of the cardstock.
  • Trace around the opened envelope onto the back of the cardstock.
  • Cut the envelope shape using scissors.
  • Cut a second piece of foil the same size as the first and repeat the adhesive and embossing process, except do not add the foil to the cardstock. Place this piece of foil onto the back of the cardstock and retrim the envelope shape.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Use a ruler and bone folder to mark your envelope fold lines.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Paint over the foil with white multi-surface acrylic paint to give the pocket a brushed denim look.
  • Make sure to paint in one direction only.
  • Once the paint has dried, lightly sand over the embossed areas with a sanding block.
  • The sanding makes the embossed areas stand out.

How to make an Embossed Metal Envelope Pocket with K & S Precision Metals

  • Glue the edges of the pocket using rapid fuse all purpose adhesive*.
  • Tie a 1″ piece of ribbon around the envelope pocket.  I added a little bling using a broken silver barrette.
  • Cut a thin slice of floral foam* and place it inside the pocket.  Stick small flower stems into the floral foam.  (Both the floral foam and the flower stems were from Dollar Tree*.)
  • Punch two small holes in the envelope and add a piece of twine for hanging.
  • Add the embossed pocket to the middle of a boxwood wreath for a simple and elegant wreath decoration.

More great designer projects using K & S Precision Metal on the DCC Blog.

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A Mother’s Day Plate for Mom.

A Mother's Day Plate for Mom

A quick and easy Mother’s Day project with StyleTechCraft Adhesive Vinyl.

Remember when we were in grade school, and we painted clay pots for Mother’s Day?

Mom always said the best gifts were from the heart.

So, this year, show Mom just how much you love her with an upgraded handmade gift.

Quick and Easy Mother's Day Plate for Mom-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com 3181

This project can be made by anyone with an electronic die-cutting machine.  

I picked up the red plate at Dollar Tree* to match my kitchen.  (This one’s for me.)

With the vinyl supplies that I already had on hand, I’ve invested $1.25 so far.

Here’s what I used: 

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Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • To begin, wipe the surface of the plate with the alcohol to remove any oils.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

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Mother's Day Plate for Mom

Check out this New Weeding Tool From StyleTechCraft*.

It looks like a retractable pencil, but with a nice pointy end.

It is so easy to use.  A real game changer when it comes to weeding vinyl.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • Lay the transfer paper over the vinyl image.
  • Rub over the transfer paper with a vinyl scraper tool.
  • Remove vinyl from the white backing.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

  • Use StyleTechCraft Vinyl Transfer Tape* to adhere the vinyl onto the front of the plate.
  • Gently rub the transfer paper and remove it from the plate.
  • It is best to Hand Wash Plate Only.

Mother's Day Plate for Mom

A last minute, quick and easy Mother’s Day Plate for Mom.

If you’re that overachiever kid, you can add a plate hanger or stand.

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