Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Craft-Room Challenge - Christmas Decorations/No Cards

Good morning, it's my turn to choose the theme for the latest Craft-Room Challenge and I have chosen Christmas Decorations/No Cards.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Individuals,

For my DT project I've made a few Christmas tree decorations.

I wont show all the decorations today as my post will be too long so I'll share them with you over the next few days. I'll start off with the lantern as I was pleased with how it turned out..

I found the template for the lantern on Pinterest, here is the link.

I resized the template to fit on A4 card and printed it twice. I cut out one of the prints and cut out the windows, then I glued acetate over the windows. I scored and folded the sides and glued them to make the lantern shape.
With the second print I cut out the sides and top sections separately so that I could paint them.
I started by painting them with marlin Fresco Finnish and then covered them with Weathered Wood crackle medium. I left the Weathered Wood crackle to dry for a few hours and then painted Snowflake Fresco Finnish over it, this dried with a lovely cracked effect, I then sponged all the edges with weathered wood Distress ink, then I glued all the sides and top sections to the lantern. I put some Aleene's glitter snow on the top.
I die cut some ivy and leaves with a Sizziz die and green card and poinsettia flowers with a Spellbinders die and red card. I covered the die cuts with frosted lace Stickles. When the stickles dried I glued the flowers and leaves to the lantern and glued some beads to the centre of the poinsettias.


  1. Gosh! you've been busy!!! think the lantern is probably my fav :-) thanks for the great theme! really got me in the christmas mood, Debi xxxx

  2. Gorgeous decorations! Hugs,

  3. Fantastic Hazel and a great theme. I have made something this week so will be posting it later today and hope to try the lantern as well--thank you for the link

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Your lantern is beautiful.


  5. Fabulous decorations Hazel, the lantern is stunning;-))m

  6. Love the crackle on your beautiful Christmas lantern Hazel! xxx