Monday, December 24, 2012

Old Book Wreath

Here is another tuto for Christmas from Jenna de Angeles youtube video, an amazing ideea..and cause coming soon the Father Christmas I hurry up to explain...We need:
- an old book
- hot glue gun
- Christmas ornaments
- stapler
- cardboard
- transparent tape

1. We get an old book, perhaps from antique shop.

2. We cut the binding of the book.

3. Slim and trim.We begin breaking the sheets,one by one....untill 120 pieces.

4. Creating the cone.Roll it.Tape it with transparent tape. Every 120 pieces...Good luck and  a lot of patience.

5. Stapling the cones..Staple from base cca. 1 cm.

6. We take now the cardboard in a square format.

7. We make in the middle 2 circles , the small one in the middle 4" , the bigger one outside 8".

8. Gluening the cones with hot glue gun in a clock style,12/6, 9/3.

9. First, we make the big circle and second the small one untill we realize a wreath.

10. The last the nice part of the work...tis the wreath in the middle...

What a nice wreath.....for a very nice Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Waiting for Christmas....

  Hello, everybody! Long time  I did not write in my blog...a busy time, but now waiting for Christmas holidays I decide to make some tutorials. This year I think to decorate the Christmas tree in a " vintage" style. Nice and chic. "The best of joy, the best of cheer, for Christmas and the coming year..." So, let the creativity to fly....let`s go...

 What do you think about  some Christmas balls with napkin tehnique.
 First, we will  need: Christmas patterned napkins, brushes, white acrylic paints, glue or varnish glue, golden acrylic paint, styropor balls, napkin scissors, golden marker and small sticks.

Second, paint the surface of the ball with white acrylic paint. Allow to dry.

After that, paint two times with golden acrylic paint . Allow to dry again.

Select the napkin and the design to use. Cut out the design what you want to stick. Peel away the first 2 layer of paper. We have to use the third one, the layer with the pattern. Glue the styropor ball and put the pattern selected, glue again the surface. 

Let a while to dry, maybe a few hours...must be well dried everything.

The old look can be made with a golden marker. A few stripes, the middle of the flower, in this case...

And our work is finished. Lovely pieces!!!