Making Faux Stained Glass with Denise Boddey Designs

Learn how to make faux stained glass using panels from Denise Boddey Designs. @deniseboddeydesigns #sponsored

Looking at these Sprouts Panels from Denise Boddey Designs, I thought they would work well sandwiched together. Then I needed to decide what to put between them. Could I make faux stained glass with alcohol ink? Why not give it a try!

Materials:

  • Sprouts Panels
  • white acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • laminate and laminator
  • alcohol ink
  • dust cleaner
  • adhesive
  • twine
  • scissors
  • knife blade
  • Kamar Varnish
  • Clear Glaze

Special thanks to Denise Boddey Designs and ScraPerfect for providing some of the materials that are used in this project. I am a design team member with both companies.

Using a laminator and a laminate sheet, send it through by its self. Then set it aside. This is the plastic sheet that will be used as faux stained glass.

Video Tutorial:

Here is a close-up of the finished project. I love how the colors blend together and show through the chipboard piece. Because the chipboard is laser cut, they align perfectly.

The whole finished piece with light shining through. I can’t wait to hang this in a window. I think it turned out so nice.

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3D Star with Free SVG

Free SVG file to create a 3D Star with Cut Cardstock and Cricut.

I have a post today on Cut Cardstock where I am making a 3D Star using their Stardream Metallic Card Stock in Gold.

Cutting the card stock on my Cricut Maker, I chose the 100 lb setting and cut the file twice. This works great for thicker card stock.

Special thanks to Cricut and Cut Cardstock for providing materials used to make this project.

3D Star SVG

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Make a Paper Mobile with Maker’s Movement

With just a few simple materials you can make this beautiful hanging mobile. Today I am working with Maker’s Movement to bring you this tutorial. I just love how it turned out. I have it hanging in the doorway between my living room and dining room. My daughters noticed it and mentioned how pretty it is and the cats noticed it and are deciding whether or not they want to try and play with it!

Materials:

  • nested die
  • CrossOver II
  • coordinating cardstock
  • adhesive
  • 2 beads
  • cord
  • washi tape
  • scissors

Video Tutorial:


Here it is hanging in my house.

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Making a Rinea Paper Spinner

I have a really fun post and video tutorial on the Rinea blog today making this paper spinner. The bend in the foiled paper catches the wind and causes it to spin. I am a part of the Rinea Design Team and I post tutorials on their blog twice a month. [Wind Spinner]

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How to Make a Trinket Box with Little Birdie

I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection group blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided.

The Designer Crafts Connection group is hosting a blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The above decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided. I really enjoyed the creative process of making the trinket box and I added a few parts as I was creating that I had not originally envisioned. These additions were the stenciling and the feet. I am excited to see what the other designers made since I believe we all received different materials to work with. 

This is the box I received from Little Birdie.


The box contained two coasters, two packs of the decoupage paper, Deco Magic in matte and glossy, and Varnish.

This post and photos may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

Materials:

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Directions:


To begin, I mixed ivory chalk paint and blue together for the inside of the box.


I painted one coat inside.
 


The outside I covered in one coat of the chalk paint.
 


I began to decoupage over the outside painted surface, one side at a time.
 


After each side was decoupaged under and over the paper, and it had dried, I cut the paper for the opening.
 


I then decoupaged the inside of the box.
Note, the edges are messed up but they get fixed before I finish the box.


I stenciled the light blue color on the top of the box.
This hints at the inside color.
 


The focal image was fussy cut from the decoupage paper and added to the top of the box, then the entire box was covered three times with the decoupage glue.
 


I decided to add feet to the box and painted beads to match with blue paint and then sealed them with the decoupage glue.
 


Using mixed media glue, I added them to the bottom of the box.
 


Here is the inside of the finished box.
Notice those edges are all cleaned up!
This might be my favorite part of the trinket box.
 


Here is the finished box from the side.
I really think those feet are a great addition.

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How to Make 3D Snowflakes with Cricut

Learn how to turn a mirrored image into a 3D ornament just like this snowflake with Cricut.

The thing I like most about snowflakes besides no two being alike is that they are great for winter decor. They work for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or a general winter theme. 

Using any mirrored image, you can turn it into a 3D shape. Snowflakes work for this idea. In this post I will show how I took a simple snowflake cut in Design Space and by adding a score line then making multiple cuts, it can be turned into a 3D hanging decor. 

Make one large snowflake to hang in a doorway or from a light fixture, or you can make multiples to hang all together to cover a larger area or make smaller versions for Christmas tree ornaments.

Read to the end of the post where you can enter to win a Cricut Maker Machine. 

Materials:

  • glitter cardstock – 2 sheets
  • snowflake
  • Personal Cutting Machine – I used a Cricut Explore Air 2
  • glue
  • twine, string, or fishing line to hang the Snowflake

I wanted to thank Cricut for providing my cutting machine in order to create posts using their products.

Directions:

This is an Explore Air 2 – Easy one-Cut Holiday project. One shape that is cut multiple times to make the ornament. In the video below you will see how you set up one snowflake to cut and then you can tell your machine to cut multiples of that one image. The software knows where to place it on the mat to use the optimal amount of surface space without wasting any materials. 

The following video will show you how I set up the snowflake file in Design Space.

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Cutting the snowflake shapes on my Cricut Explore Air 2.

cut snowflakes
The cut snowflakes, starting to fold them in half. This task needs to be done gently.

fold
A folded snowflake.

glue and string
Attach the folded snowflakes with glue and insert a string for hanging.
I intended to piece together six snowflakes, when I got to five, there was no more room for another one.

finished
The finished snowflake.

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Mummy Wrapped Candle DIY

Make a quick and easy mummy candle for your Halloween decor.

Do you decorate for Halloween? Looking for a few easy and fun DIY ideas? I love easy decorating ideas. This wrapped Mummy Candle is easy, quick, and costs very little to make. In fact, most everything needed was found at the Dollar Tree. It’s a little messy, making it that much more fun to get involved!

* includes a recipe for DIY fabric stiffener

materials

Materials:

  • Fabric Stiffener **
  • Gauze
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue Dots – mini
  • Pillar candle

Directions:

 remove label
remove the label from the candle

 fabric stiffener and fabric
Unroll the gauze and fully coat it in the fabric stiffener (messy part!)

 wrapping
Start with one end of the gauze and begin to wrap it around the candle. Do so over a protected area. I used a large plastic bag.
Continue to wrap leaving a space open for the eyes. You do not need to use the entire length of gauze, but I did.
Set it aside to dry. At this time you may want to light the candle so that it burns down a bit to better glow the eye area when used. 

 using glue dots
Attach the eyes using a Glue Dot. Take the eye to the Glue Dot and then remove it from the roll.
Try not to touch the Glue Dot with your finger so it remains as sticky as possible.


 attached eyes
Place the eyes.


 final candle
Finished!

*To make the fabric stiffener:
You will need:

  • water
  • corn starch


Directions:
On the stove, boil 1/4 cup of water. 
In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cold water and a Tbsp of corn starch. (mix well)
Add the cold mixture to the boiling water in the pan. 
Stir constantly and allow the mixture to boil and or thicken. 
Remove from heat and allow it to cool. 

– this recipe can be doubled

Burlap Christmas Tree Tutorial

Make a rustic burlap Christmas tree for you holiday decor.

This cute little burlap Christmas tree is the results of a Quarterly Craft Challenge sponsored by Love, Joy, Glitter. For the challenge, we were provided with a variety of materials to use. Learn how to make the layers and build the Christmas tree.

Those participating in the challenge received a box with items that could be used in a project. Not all items needed to be used, however; we couldn’t use any additional items except things like glue, scissors, and paintbrushes. 

The list of materials provided:

  • 12″ x 48″ of burlap
  • 1 yard of mesh
  • 1 bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Burlap clothespin
  • Over 15 feet of floral wire
  • 4 dowels – 9″ each
  • Robin Egg Blue paint
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • the Box

The materials I used:

  • 12″ x 48″ of burlap
  • 1 yard of mesh
  • 1 bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Over 15 feet of floral wire
  • 1 dowel – 9″ 
  • the Box

I also used a hot glue gun, white glue and scissors. 

The process:

I began by cutting the burlap into strips. I wasn’t very careful on the exact measurements or the straightness of the cut. I cut:

  • 2 strips 20 mm wide
  • 2 strips 17.5 mm wide
  • 2 strips 15 mm wide
  • 2 strips 12.5 mm wide
  • 2 strips 10 mm wide

I used millimeters because that was the side that was up on my cutting mat. Basically, you want a variety of widths in a diminishing order. I began with the widest strip, using the wire as thread, I “stitched” through the middle of the burlap from one end to the other. 

I began this process using thread. I switched to the wire which made it much easier. The thread was hard to see because I matched the color and it wasn’t strong enough to work with the burlap. If using a different material, the thread would work just fine. 

Once reaching the opposite end with the wire, I gathered the burlap into as tight a bundle as I could, twisting the wire closed and then cutting off the rest of the wire. This leaves a small hole in the middle created by the burlap and wire, this will eventually be placed onto the dowel. 

You end up with a gathered circle, with the wire in the middle. Fold the burlap over so the wire is at the interior edge with the ruffled burlap at the outer edge of the circle. These bundles stack together to make the tree shape. Once all the strips are gathered, set them aside. 

Using the cardboard box for the stand bottom, I glue together four layers of the box with white glue.  Of course you could use a variety of different materials for this part, I needed to stay true to the challenge. 

Using the stacked cardboard, I found the center and used the dowel as well as scissors to make a dent into the cardboard where the dowel will be placed. Hot glue was used to join them together and this is the inside structure of the tree. 

Depending upon the material you use for the base, you could cover it or paint it. Mine is hidden under the tree so it didn’t need any additional attention. 

I cut the mesh to be about 2″ wide, making a bow out of it and using the wire once again to bind it. Set this aside. 

Ribbon or fabric could be used for this step. The mesh unravels and isn’t the best choice for the tree topper. 

I used the glitter glue applying small dots of it onto the baggie that held some of the challenge supplies. Let these drops dry over night, they will be used as ornaments for the tree. Note that in applying the dots, they were three dimensional, once they dried, they were flat. Once dry, peel them off the baggie carefully and discard the bag. 

Now it is time to construct the tree. Begin with the largest burlap circles, placing the middle of the gathered burlap over the dowel. Continue to build the tree using the smaller and smaller burlap circles. Adjust the ruffles and trim off the unraveled threads as needed. Using hot glue, attach the bow to the top of the dowel. At this point your tree could be finished. I struggled to decide whether or not to included the ornaments. In the end, I did. However, the tree was already really cute without them. If you decide to do so, I used hot glue again to adhere the glue dot “ornaments” in a random pattern. 

Want to see the other blogger projects?

Visit Love Joy Glitter to connect to the other tutorials.

Thanksgiving Napkin Ring

Add to your table setting with this lovely leaf napkin ring.

Need an idea for a last minute Thanksgiving table decoration? How about a leaf napkin ring. You could make the rest of your decor fit the theme with leaves from the yard and a few candles! A very season appropriate design. If you have a cricut or silhouette machine, you can download the file to easily cut these napkin rings. If not, I have included a template to cut by hand. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends!

[SVG file]

Template to cut by hand:

Click the image for a printable PDF file.