Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today and I am here to share with you a project I created and a mini tutorial for how to create these light garlands at home. The theme this week is Winter and when I think of winter I think of the symbol of snowflakes. Which then led me to think about Christmas, and well you get the idea… I ended up creating a pretty garland to decorate our mantle at home.
One of the first things I did was gather my materials. I had recently purchased this Heidi Swapp kit from my local craft store. I love the addition of gold to the Yuletide collection so I thought it teamed beautifully. If you cannot get access to this kit you could simply get the copper string lights – we call them twinkle lights here in aus. They are battery operated and look so pretty when turned on. Or you could simply just use string. I also cut snowflakes from one of the patterned papers using my Cameo to reinforce that winter theme.
Here is a video tutorial for how this project came together:I began by layering up my photos onto tags and pieces of patterned paper in the Yuletide collection. I chose to stay within a more traditional colour palette of red, gold, and some green too. I cut banner ends into the pieces of patterned paper to give them more detail. This process took the longest as I worked on one photo at a time and focused on building the layers and details to the pieces.
Once I had added the patterned papers I added more of the finer details. The canvas stars, labels, puffy stickers, clips, and the die cut snowflakes. To attach things easily to the background I used my stapler; this secures the embellishments but also gives them a cute finish.
A couple of the photos have a red photo mat from one of the Yuletide papers. This bold red provided a nice pop against the black and white photos I have used.
When completing each tag it was like completing a mini layout. I had to make sure that I had a balance of embellishments, both in placement and colour. There was so much choice when I had the die cut snowflakes and the ephemera pack in front of me.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, be sure to check back this week for the other winter projects by the team.