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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Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Sometimes when I’m making cards, I get the urge to get inky.

Some cards just call for it.  This card was one of those.

I summoned my inner “Tim Holtz” and inked my little heart out.  (It was fun!)

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How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

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How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Directions:

  • Optional:  For easier assembly, I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the cardstock before die-cutting.  (As the paper goes through the Xyron Creative Station*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back.)
  • Die-cut the pieces for the wreath, as shown above, using the Wreath Die Set and green cardstock.
  • Die-cut the pieces for the bow using plaid scrapbook paper.
  • Using the Ink Blending Tool and Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad, generously ink all over the front of each die-cut piece.
  • Use the blending tool and Gathered Twigs and ink the edges only of the die-cut pieces.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Starting with larger die-cut wreath pieces, apply them to the wreath base.  Continue with the smaller wreath pieces.
  • Die-cut a cream banner using the banner die from the Snowflake Kisses stamp and die set. Stamp “Season’s Greeting” onto the banner using the Black Onyx Versafine Inkpad*Put small foam dots on each side of the banner and place it centered on the wreath. 
  • Create the bow by gluing the two outside edge pieces to the center of the back of the bow.  Wrap and glue the small rectangle piece around the center of the bow.  Glue bow to ribbon end piece.
  • Die-cut four small red wreath pieces to use as flowers for the wreath. Add a small Red Nail Head Sticker to the inside of each flower.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Cut layers to add onto a gold square card. My card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
  • To give the layers a worn look, ink the edges of each layer using Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Inkpad.
  • Place Gold Foiled Photo Corners* onto the edge of the layers and adhere them to the gold card.  
  • Put foam dots onto the back of the wreath and adhere the wreath to the center of the card.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

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Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

How to make a Porcelain Snowman Ornament using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

I picked up this round porcelain ornament blank sometime early in the year at Dollar Tree.

I knew it would make a cute Christmas ornament for this year’s Christmas tree.

All it needed was a little StyleTechCraft Craft Vinyl* and a cute snowman design.

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

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DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Because I needed to work around the top holes of the ornament, I cut the outline from the snowman.   I carefully placed it on the ornament first to make sure it fit.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • I used Transfer Tape* to add the snowman design to the ornament.
  • Place the Transfer Tape* over the vinyl.  Rub gently over the vinyl using a vinyl scraper tool.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Remove the transfer paper from the white paper backing and place it on the ornament.  The clear transfer tape makes it easy to line up your design.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

All you need to do to finish up the ornament is to add ribbon for hanging and put it on your tree.

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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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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Quick and Easy Stenciled Card

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

How to make a Quick and Easy Stenciled Card. 

Just Add Ink!

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

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Directions:

  • Place the stencil over the cardstock.  Place a piece of removable tape on the corners to keep the stencil from moving.
  • Rub the ink blending tool over the ink pad.  Rub on a piece of extra paper to smooth out the ink before using it on the stencil.
  • Gently rub over the stencil with the ink blending tool.  I started in the middle and worked my way out towards the edges.

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

  • Remove the stencil to reveal the design.
  • I forgot to remove the removable tape used to hold the stencil down.   So, I have tape lines.  Mistakes lead to opportunities.  Making the most of it, I cut the stenciled design down to size.

Quick & Easy Stenciled Card

  • I adhered the stenciled design onto a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of light gray cardstock and onto a 5″ x      5″ card.
  • I added a small greeting on the bottom right of the card.
  • To finish the card, I tied a sheer cream ribbon on the top of the card.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card made with the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Thinlet Die by Eileen Hull.

I was lying in bed the other night when I got the idea for this card.

(That’s when I get some of my best ideas.)

It was perfect for the Eileen Hull Card Bonanza Month over on her blog.

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Xyron Creative Station

The Fall Floral Stained-Glass Card is a fairly simple card to make.

The one thing that made this card easy was using my Xyron Creative Station*

on the cardstock before die-cutting.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of gold cardstock slightly larger than the Skinny Mini Elements Die* to use as the base of the card.
  • Choose a dark gray cardstock for the outline and three pieces of fall-colored cardstock for the inside pieces.
  • Place the cardstock into the Xyron Creative Station* and crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. The Xyron Creative Station* adds a complete layer of adhesive to the cardstock making each little piece a sticker. That made assembling the card simple or “simple-ish.”
  • Place the die on the cardstock and die-cut the gray and the fall-colored paper using a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*.
  • Trim the gray paper to the size of the die.  Remove and discard all the tiny inside pieces using a craft pick*.  Remove the protective liner from the back of the cardstock and center it onto the gold cardstock layer.
  • Use a craft pick* to place the inside flower pieces from the colored cardstock.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

  • Finish creating your flower pattern and add several cardstock layers to a cream card.
  • Add a sheer cream bow.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

There’s so much more that you could add to the card, like a greeting or a small tag.

But I decided to keep it simple. (or as I mentioned before…”simple-ish”.)

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

I thought I was finished with this card.

But then again, sometimes things just evolve.  

A stained-glass card needed rhinestones.

I added Clear Enamel Dots from Hero Arts* to the center of each flower.

Fall Floral Stained Class Card

For another card idea using the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Die,

check out the Skinny Mini Christmas Poinsettia Card below.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

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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.