Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Candle Holder and Gift Tag

Hi everyone!  Barbara here today.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends. The rush is now on and Christmas will be here before you know it.  For me it seems that the next few weeks will simply fly by in no time at all.  So, I wanted to share a really quick vintage style Christmas home decor piece to either use in your own home or gift to someone special.  I also added a pretty matching gift tag, as well.

For my quick and easy Christmas project, I started with yet another Dollar Store find.  This time, it was this metal candle holder.
I first painted the metal by applying a mix of coral and gold on a makeup sponge, using a dabbing motion.
While that was drying, I chose these snowflakes to use as decorative elements and coated each one with white gesso.
Apply a crystal glitter glue to the snowflakes border.  Let dry, turn over and glitter the other side.
Apply a blue crystal glitter glue to the individual snowflakes, let dry.
Paint both sides of a Filigree Frame with white gesso, let dry.
Dab frame with gold dauber for a shabby chic, vintage look, let dry.
Print angel collage sheet onto a transparency and let dry.
Cut out one angel image and adhere to a piece of vellum.
Then adhere behind frame, as shown.
Adhere snowflakes, snowflakes border, and framed image to candle holder, as shown.
For safety, do not use an actual tea light with a flame. Instead, place a battery-operated tea light inside and see the beautiful glow.
For the tag, I simply cut out the shape from double-sided print Christmas paper, punched a hole and added an eyelet to thread my gold ribbon through.
I glued a second angel collage image form the transparency, adhered it to another scrap of vellum, and then to the tag.

Gold line stickers were applied around the collage image, and a decorative punched piece of the same vellum was added to the bottom of the tag.

Paint two feathery flourishes with ivory acrylic paint.  Dab flourishes gold dauber and let dry.  Adhere to tag along collage image, as shown above.
In photo above, you can see where I cut away a small piece to make it fit my project
Die cut holly leaves and berries from green and red card stock, shape with your fingers and add around the image, as shown above.

Supplies used:

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Winter Shape Set
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Filigree Frames
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Feathery Flourishes
Angels collage sheet
Acrylic paints
White gesso
Glitter glue
Decorative edger punch
Battery-operated tea light

I hope you enjoyed this fun, quick and easy project today.  I know our time is precious, especially this time of year, and this was truly a quick project, and I really love how it turned out.

So be sure to stop by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts online store and check out the awesome laser cut chipboard products.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!