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.

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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.

Mummy Halloween Punch Bowl

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Designer: Donna Budzynski

Quench your thirst with a spooky mummy punch bowl and matching cups.


Materials:

Time: 30 Minutes
Level: Beginner


Assemble the Punch Bowl and Glasses:

1. Open package of Cheesecloth and cut into 3 strips.

2. Using Craft Dots, wrap the strips of cheesecloth all the way around the basket to give it a mummy effect.

3. Separate the cheesecloth and adhere large wiggly eyes to the bucket using All Purpose Dots.

4. Adhere wiggly eyes onto the cups using Craft Dots. Use various sizes.

5. Fill with your favorite punch. Red would be BLOODY perfect!

Black Cat Halloween Candle Decor

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Designer: Melanie East

Glass candle holders are easy to personalize for holidays, and can provide a spooky effect when lit at night!

Note: All products in this project are conveniently available for purchase at your local Walmart. This is a Cricut project that requires the use of a Cricut Explore machine and Cricut Design Space.


Materials

  • Glue Dots® All Purpose Dots™ (Available at Walmart in October)
  • Tall glass candle holder, approximately 7″ in height
  • Measuring tape
  • Black glitter cardstock
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat

Time: 25 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Size: Approximately 7″ or other size as determined by the glass that you choose


Assemble the Candle Holder:

1. Measure the length of the glass. Set the glass aside.

2. Open up Cricut Design Space on your preferred device.

3. Begin a new project. Click “Insert Images.”  The cat used in this project is from the “Pumpkin Carvings” cartridge. In Cricut Design Space, find it easily by searching for image #M3EC99. Insert the cat into the project canvas.

4. Click the “unlock” icon on the lower left of the image.

5. Pull the cat image to approximately 7″ in length. (If your candle holder is a different size, adjust the width to any size that you choose.)

6. Apply the black glitter cardstock to the Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat.

 

7. Cut the cat with the Cricut Explore Air 2.

 

8. Apply the Glue Dots All Purpose Dots to the back of the cat. One of the wonderful product attributes of Glue Dots is that they are flexible, making it easy for you to adjust the Glue Dots to fit any area of your cardstock.

9. Firmly press the cardstock onto the front of the glass.

10. Fill with a large candle, rocks, faux spider web, or any other Halloween-theme item of your choosing.