Project Sparkle – Guest Designer – Home Decor Project
Hello, Emma here again, from Project Sparkle. Today’s project is something a little different for me, it’s a Christmas themed decor piece. I created this Christmas box frame ready to be sent to a friend, which will hopefully be displayed in her craft room, I hope she likes it! Anyway back to the project…
Firstly I picked up this cute 10cm x 10cm box frame from Hobbycraft. They sell them in a range of colours so you could totally change this up for all different seasons. I knew I wanted to make a Christmas scene using some small bottle brush trees from The Works and I just had to use the ‘Diagonal Snowflake Mesh’ cutfile as my background. How perfect is the snow falling around the trees? So Christmassy!
I chose two similar blue papers from some small paper pads I picked up last year, the one with a tiny snowflake pattern which I attached to the back of the frame and the blue with small white dots I used to cut out the ‘Diagonal snowflake mesh’ design. I popped the cut file onto the other paper using some foam tape to give it a bit of dimension. I then embellished a few of the snowflakes with some smaller die cuts in blue, white and a couple of adhesive rhinestones.
Next, I removed the wooden square from inside the frame. Turning my attention to the little trees, I wrapped them with the wire string lights, leaving enough lights to continue around the edge of the frame, embellishing the trees further with a few small rhinestones in blue, pink and clear. Using hot glue I stuck the trees, positioned to one side, to the square, so that there was space on the other side for a sentiment.
I chose the ‘Let it Snow’ sentiment die as I thought it matched the scene well. I cut it from pale pink card which I stuck to the right of the background so that it fit into the space which the trees did not cover.
Returning the wooden square back into the frame, I then used more hot glue to attach the lights around the entire edge of the square, before sprinkling some fake snow into the bottom of the frame. Just enough to cover the bases of the trees, then I sprinkled some white glitter in for some extra sparkle.
Finally, I placed the background into the frame and clipped it shut. I used red line tape to attach the battery pack to the back of the frame and VOILA!
I have filmed a project share which you can check out on my channel www.youtube.com/projectsparkle if you would like to have a closer look at the frame, or you can find me on Instagram @projectsparkle
I’d also love to see your decorated box frames, if you decide to make any, or if you’ve used the ‘Diagonal Snowflake Mesh’ cut file in a different way, make sure to tag me and Pretty my page. We would love to see your creations!