Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Deck the Halls

Hello and Welcome to another Wednesday of Heartfelt Inspiration!
Today I have a fun Christmas project to share with you using the newest Heartfelt Creation dies.
I have quite a few pictures to show you what I have done, so as not to confuse you with verbage!

My Christmas Tree Topper is made with Spellbinder Dies, Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On dies, and a toilet paper tube!
So, here we go!
Cut an empty toilet paper roll from top to bottom; curl cardboard to desired size, making a funnel of sorts, with the top opening being narrower than the bottom opening. Adhere cut sides together with Scor Pal adhesive. Next, make a loop in the middle of a piece of floral wire by wrapping the wire around your finger so that the ends meet. Twist the wire so that you have a loop that will be sandwiched between 2 cardstock circles measuring about 2 inches in diameter. Twist the wire for about a distance of 2 inches.
Using a small punch (I used a 1/16th inch hole punch). Punch a hole on both sides of your cardboard cone. Consider your seam to be the back of the cone.

 Holes should be about 1 3/4” from the top edge of the cone. Put a slight bend in the 2 ends of your wire and feed the looped wire up through the cone. Insert the ends of the wire into the holes and lay them flat against the outside of the cone. If your wire is long enough that it extends beyond the bottom of the cone, curl the wires back up into the cone from the bottom edge.
Die cut these shapes from silver glitter paper (you could also use chip board and heat emboss it or cover it in glitter)-
2 approx 2 inch circles
1 Picot Edge circle, approx 1 1/2” in diameter
14 of the flourished petals from the Heartfelt Creations Die set

Make a template from plain cs to wrap your cone. Use template to cut out paper from Christmas Card Collection. Using Mod Podge, glue plain cs to cone. Once dry, glue designer paper to cone. Cover with a layer of Mod Podge and let dry.

With 10 of your die cut petals, glue 2 together (wrong sides together) creating 5 2-sided petals. Apply Scor Pal tape to entire back surface of one of your 2 inch circles. Lay looped wire on taped surface of circle die cut and push it into adhesive. Apply Scor Pal tape over wire loop and press it into circle die cut. Adhere 5 petals around edge of circle (this is why you need tape over entire surface of circle die cut). With your remaining 2 inch circle, cover entire back surface with Scor Pal tape and adhere directly over first circle so that petals and wire will be sandwiched inbetween 2 circles. 

With remaining 4 petals, I trimmed off the lowest, longest flourished segments, as I wanted a more open and airy look. I used these trimmed off pieces to decorate the top of my cone; I adhered the pieces with Mod Podge. These remaining trimmed petals were placed inbetween the original petals and adhered to the circle with glue dots. The Picot Edge Circle was then adhered over these ends and in the center of the 2 inch circle. I used a pop up glue dot for dimension.

 A decorative brad was added; I used a wire cutter to trim off some of the prongs and adhered it with a large glue dot. Lastly, tinsel twine was wrapped twice around the top of the cone.

I hope that made some sense to you!  Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.  
Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out all of the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Heartfelt Creations Products used-
Ornamental Add On Dies-HCD 738
Christmas Card Collection paper

Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles Nestabilities
Spellbinders Circle Dies

Other Products used-Stampin' Up silver glitter cs, toilet paper roll, floral stem wire 20g, Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine, Paper Studio gemstone flower brads, Mod Podge, glue dots, Scor Pal adhesive


  1. Very creative and quite beautiful as well!

  2. Your tree topper is just so beautiful and creative.

  3. you are so clever, this is gorgeous!!!!!

  4. So glitzy and perfect for the top of the tree. Clever you! Great step by step, too. That is NOT easy to do, and I appreciate it!

  5. Such a beautiful, creative piece Lee Ann!x


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