Sunday, July 22, 2018
Christmas in July! I like to get a head start on working on my holiday cards and projects. Today I created a home decor piece. I used a die set that was released by ModaScrap last year called 'Christmas Flower'. You can use this die set to create a large decorative poinsettia or use it to create a beautiful base to hold a battery votive candle.
This is the Elizabeth Craft Designs ModaScrap die set used for the Christmas Flower.
Using only the Christmas Flower die set, the flower for the votive candle was created. Two of the largest pieces were die cut for the red petals and one of the same size die cut for the green leaves. To give the flower a lot of shape/dimension, Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used to shape it. To help separate the two petal levels, a piece of double sided dimensional tape was placed between the layers. This is a quick and easy project.
This votive is beautiful, but I wondered what it would look like if I added more greenery and created a pretty covering for the votive candle. To accomplish this, I used the Festive Glow and Beautiful Baubles die sets.
To create the cover to go over the flame-less candle, three decorative candle pieces were die cut using the Festive Glow die set. White card stock was used that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. To create a sleeve for these three pieces to attach to, a piece of Vellum was cut long enough to wrap around the candle, adding enough vellum at the end to be doubled under to create a sleeve. The Adhesive covering was removed and each die cut candle was placed side by side on the vellum strip. A piece of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive was placed along the extra vellum on the end to attach behind the end of the die cut candle pieces. The decorative candle covering was slipped over the candle.
For the greenery, the Beautiful Baubles die set was used. Ten evergreen boughs were die cut. The boughs were shaded using PanPastels. The small Elizabeth Craft Designs Scissors were used to cut between the pine needles to give them fullness. The boughs were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit. The pine boughs were attached below the completed Christmas Flower.
These votives will make great decorations on any table or be a great small gift. They would also be beautiful place cards on your holiday table. Instead of creating the candle covering using the Festive Glow, a narrow band of card stock could be used to write a name on and
slipped over the candle.
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