{Homemade Christmas decorations – Part 3 & Amy}

Hello ….
Here I am… 3rd appointment with my Homemade Christmas decorations… I really love to create things and I wish I had more free time to do it… Christmas time is always crazy for me… So many things to think about, run from one side to one other. Preparate gift for doctors, dentist, lawyers… Bake 100 and 100 of sweetness… It happens to go to sleep not before 1.00/2.00 o’clock in the morning… Morning work and so on for days until the 24th!

This time I have done a gift box, pillows, wooden ribbon, moss decorations and chrismas card!

Gift box and Pillows

What do you need:
* Box (round or squarely or whatever)
* Linen
* Spray Glue
* White Paint
* Black Paint
* Stencil Mask
* Transparent Paint
* Liquid Bitumen

Paint the box with the color you’ve chosen. I’ve decided to make it white ‘cause I love the black and white composition and the final effect but you can paint in black the box and then choose to use the white for the stencil. Let dry the paint and if necessary you can give another hand of color. Before to use the black , be sure that the paint is perfectly dry!
Then position the stencil mask, using the spray glue to be sure that the mask won’t move and with a rounded brush pot on it. The brush dosn’t have to be full of paint, it’s enough just a bit. You can use a bit of white to create shadows.



Whit the technique of decoupage I’ve first attached an old style paper decoration and in the middle of it I’ve did the stencil…

When you have finished the stencil and the paint you need to cover the box with a protectiv transparent paints. That’s really important ‘cause your box will last for years. More hands of that paint you will give to your object better will be… Trust me!

You are almost at the end… You can embellish the box using a gold paint just for some particular.
Don’t be worried about the imperfection… This is an homemade gift and all the details are important even the mistakes and the imperfection…

Voilà….. What do you think?


As you can see, my box is not perfectly white. I’ve used a liquid bitumen to give an antique touch to my box!


With the same technique, but using colors adapt for fabrics, you cand do, pillows, tablecloth, and even t-shirt (next project!!!)…


I’ve made a linen pillow with a garland and the initials, then 2 small linen pillows : one with a ribbon and the other with the Florentine lily. Before to decorate the fabrics I’ve washed it and ironed it.

and this is the result…


Moss decorations

* Foam Ball and other objects
* Hot Glue
* Fresh or artificial Moss


This kind of decorations are really easy to make and I think that they are a classic for christmas.
As I did for the garland (Part 2) I will do the same for my ball. The best is to have different size ball to mix all toghether and to add to pines and candles.

What do you have to do? Cover the object with hot glue, attach the fresh or the artificial moss and let her dry… that’s it ….

Antique Ribbon
*Plastic Ribbon
* White Paint
* Transparent paint
* Liquid Bitumen
* Gold Paint
* Pink Ribbon


Paint in white the ribbon and let it dry very well. The ribbon should be totally white, so be carefull to paint the back too and all the particular. Using a small brush, paint with gold the ribbon, not entirely, but just some details. Cover with the transparent paint (more than one hand!) and let it dry. Using a cloth, dirty the ribbon with the liquid bitumen so the ribbon will look like an antique ribbon. Be carefull with the quantity. You choose how much dirty you want it!

let it dry, give anothe end of transparend paint and attach a ribbon on the back!

That’s it!

Christmas Card
* Card
* Paint (the color you prefer)
* Brush for stencil
* Stencil Mask
* Tissue
*Sewing Machine

I’ve decided to make my own card. I made those using the stencil technique . It’s easy…really easy! The only thing a bit difficult is to use the sewing machine. Try hard ‘cause the result is fantastic and your friend will appreciate the card you made for them!For any suggestion, advise help just ask me!

Girls…. the winners of the giveaway are Kris and Amy. You already know Kris and her Christmas decorations….
Amy is my friend and a very talented woman. What do you think about her decorations? So elegant and classy…

Merry&Bright on the windows…FANTASTIC!

Dear Amy and Kris… you are my winner! I’ll send you soon your gift… it’s a surprise!

Love you all….

  • You are so talented! I love the boxes and cards!

  • Chris and Amy's homes are lovely! Amy's looks very sophisticated!! So sorry I didn't get round to participating - I have been super crazy busy lately. Next year though - hold a slot for me as I plan on going all out with the decorations!!

  • Kris said:

    Gaia! Thank you so much! And your new crafts are amazing! Love the boxes! Happy Holidays!

  • Wow, you are so talented! How gorgeous! Great work on all these!

  • Amy said:

    Thank you so much darling! I'm so glad you liked my decorations. You have been quite busy indeed. I love all your decoration ideas!!

  • Gaia! long time no see!
    I love love love those decorations!
    What do you like better: Christmas eve or Christmas itslef?
    or maybe boxing day?...
    :D I wish you have the greatest Chrisrmas ever (well, the second one)

  • Waw! You made stunning decorations!!
    Buon Natale!!!! Have a joyful time with your family!!!
    Hugs
    Vale

  • Lana said:

    Wow Gaia, how do you get it all done? All lovely! And I love Amy's cut out letters, so clever!
    Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!x

  • How talented are you??!!!! You should sell your wonderful creations, or become a teacher!! You'd be fantastic!! So creative!!

    Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas darling!!

    Saskia xx

  • Mela said:

    Eh ma sei bravissima!! Se avessi tempo sarebbe veramente rilassante cimentarmi un pochino...
    Whish you a lovely Chrismas!
    xx
    Mela

  • Cyma said:

    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Gaia :)