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Make Handmade Christmas Decorations from Sparkly Scraps

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:18:00

Would you like to make these simple Christmas decorations using craft box scraps? 
Here's how it's done: 

I made them both following the same principles.
Firstly, make a cone shape using sequin film
Thread a section of wire through the cone opening, leaving enough length on either side to manipulate into a hanging loop at the top and fashion into fairy legs or a tree trunk at the bottom.
Attach fringing to the inside of the wide cone opening. Double sided tape works great on sequin film. Now for the fun decorating bit!

For the fairy i over layered the cone with some sequin waste punchinella which created a cute pattern for the fairy dress. I made her a sparkly pair of shoes and matching cloak made from glitter fabric, topped with little paper hands holding a heart shaped acrylic stone. Using sequin film again, i cut out some fairy wings opting for the ethereal 'Oriental' transparent film with a subtle AB finish. Then decorated them with sequins and used a paper punch to cut out a delicate wing pattern. For the face, i snipped the top off the cone and replaced it with a smaller flesh coloured card cone. Here i used small sequins cut in half for the eyes and tiny ones for cheeks and lips.  I glued it all together using a glue gun and then topped her of with a main of damson and lilac feathers!
This fairy is ready to party; I love her skinny wire legs and sparkle shoes captured mid prance!

For the tree i decorated the cone with sequins gluing the centre in place and bending the tips to make them 3D. Then i glued on some glitter fabric circles, sequins and a bow. I finished the wire with a glitter fabric plant pot at the bottom and threaded a star shaped bead through the top. 

Both decorations are super cheap to make and can be embellished with any sparkles you have in your craft box. Get creative and enjoy yourself!

Here are a few snaps of them on my tree... 

Merry Christmas from Team JR!