Rustic Twig Candle Holder

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Designer: Donna Budzynski

Add ambience to a room with a twig-covered candle holder.


Materials:

  • Glue Dots® Permanent Dots™
  • Twigs
  • Glass votive
  • Muslin ribbon (you can also use plain ribbon)
  • Red thread
  • Sewing machine – Optional
  • Scissors
  • Candle

 

Time: 25 Minutes
Level: Beginner


1. Press Permanent Glue Dots all around the glass votive.

2. Adhere twigs to the glass votive. If the twig doesn’t touch the Glue Dots, add Glue Dots onto the twigs and press into place on the votive.
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3. Using a scissors cut a small slit into the muslin ribbon so that you can rip it in half. It gives ribbon a country primitive look.

4. Optional: Using the zig-zag stitch on your machine, stitch down the center of the torn muslin ribbon.

5. Tie a bow around the twigs.

6. Add a candle.

 

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Wine Bottle Christmas Tree

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Designer: Robyn Power

Are you getting ready for Christmas? Here’s a little papercraft that is easy and can be a great addition to your Christmas decor.


Materials:

Time: 30-45 minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: varies to the size of bottle used


1. Take your 12×12″ paper and cut it in half, so that it is 12×6″.

2. Cut the 12×6″ paper into strips that are 3/4″ wide. (Leave them 6″ long.)

3. Take your paper strips and curl one end around a pencil.

4. Place a glue dot on the other end of the paper strip that isn’t curled, and adhere it to the bottle. Start at the bottom, working all the way around, placing them next to each other.

5. Work your way up doing the same as step 3 and 4 making rows on top of one another, until you reach the top of the bottle.

Christmas Pinecone Holders

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Designer: Donna Budzynski

Collect pinecones from your backyard to decorate your space with holiday spirit.


Materials:

Time: 45 Minutes Total
Level: Beginner


 

1. Trace the top of the candle holders onto one side of the Advanced Strength Double-Sided Sheet.

2. Cut out the shape, peel off one of the liners, and press the exposed adhesive onto the top of the candle holders. Set aside.
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3. Add Glue Dots Permanent Dots to as many scales (petals) of the pinecone as desired. It doesn’t matter if they are stretched out or folded.

4. Pour glitter into a plastic bag and dip pinecones into the bag. Make sure all Glue Dots get covered in glitter. Shake off excess glitter and remove from the bag.
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5. Take the liner off the Advanced Strength adhesive that you placed on the top of the candle holders.

6. If the pinecones are not flat on the bottom, remove some of the scales to make it as flat as possible. Press the pinecones onto the exposed adhesive.

7. Tie on jute or ribbon of your choice.

8. Repeat steps for other two bases.

Joyful Christmas Tree Wall Decor

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Designer: Samantha Taylor

Burlap gives this Christmas tree a rustic feel, while patterned paper gives it a modern twist.


Materials:

 


Assemble the Artwork:

1. Cut burlap to fit your frame size.
2. Make letters to spell “joyful” from patterned paper.
3. If desired, trace around letters with a paint pen.

4. Attach letters to burlap with Craft Dots.

5. Cut a small star and trunk for the tree. Attach trunk with Craft Dots and attach star with Pop Up Dots.

Gather Together Wall Art

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Designer: Samantha Taylor

Swapping out the “a” in “gather” for a festive fall leaf adds a little something special to this home décor piece.


Materials:

  • Glue Dots® Removable Dots™
  • 16”x6” board
  • Paint (Samantha used Tattered Angels Décor and DIY Paint and Ranger Adirondack Paint)
  • Fine grain sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Stencil

Assemble the Wall Art:

1. Cut a stencil from a thick piece of paper that says “Gather”.

2. Paint the entire board in the color that you want your letters to be. Let dry.

3. Add Removable Dots to the back side of the stencil and place into position. Paint the entire board with a second color.

4. Remove stencil (and Glue Dots) immediately when done painting. Let dry.

5. Add gold paint touches with in the leaf and a free-hand drawn “together”.

6. Use a fine grained sandpaper to distress the finished sign by removing some of the all over paint color on the front and edges of the board.