Making a wrapped vase decor piece with CutCardStock.
This wrapped decor piece was really fun to make. I am using a tall vase from the Dollar Tree and wrapping it with Stardream Metallic Bronze cardstock. My initial plan was just to do the wrap but when I saw the pieces that were weeded out of the cardstock, they looked like petals to me and I just couldn’t let those go to waste. And I am glad I didn’t because the addition of the flowers really adds to the vase.
I used this beautiful Stardream Metallic Bronze cardstock. The cardstock is smooth and metallic. The base of the cardstock is black with a mica pearlescent coating on both sides. It really is beautiful and shimmery in person.
This cardstock is thick, it’s 105#. I tend to use washi tape to make sure it doesn’t slip or move while cutting. I used a setting of 100# cardstock. Cutting it twice would definitely help.
I couldn’t waste those petal shapes. Making a double-layered flower, I added a center of gold and a green metallic embellishment dot. Plus I have more petal shapes I can use for another project.
Here you can see a close-up of the flower as well as the wrap around the vase. The pattern the wrap projects with a light inside is beautiful. I chose to add an electric tea light into the vase, I am not sure about a real candle with paper on the outside.
Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the Vase wrapper. [Vase SVG]
Make a festive holiday decor with a napkin wrapped candle.
When I saw this napkin at the Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to use it with some kind of candle craft. I love this technique for making a festive candle for your Christmas decor. But, depending on the design of your napkin, you can do this any time of the year or for any season.
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Most of the items I used were found at the Dollar Tree making this a very affordable and economical craft. The only item not shown in the photo above is the heat gun.
Here is a close-up of the finished candle. You can see how the melted wax has integrated the napkin with the candle.
while this project was made for decorative purposes, if you choose to light the candle, do not leave it unattended.
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
Fabric Stiffener **
Glue Dots – mini
remove the label from the candle
Unroll the gauze and fully coat it in the fabric stiffener (messy part!)
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.
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.
Place the eyes.
*To make the fabric stiffener: You will need:
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.