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Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas star hanging decoration (by Anne)


Good morning. Today I am sharing a fun and easy Christmas decoration created from toilet roll inner tubes. I embellished it with die cut snowflakes and stamped images from Chocolate Baroque; my favourite reindeer stamp from the Sparkling Trees set and sentiment from Christmas Candlelight.

Materials:
  • Sparkling Trees and Christmas Candlelight stamp sets
  • Toilet roll inner card tubes, white stamping card, pearlescent white and gold mirror card
  • Hot melt glue gun
  • Acrylic glitter glue and glitter (red mix and gold)
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Fine tipped glitter pen (red)
  • Dies: mixed snowflake and a decorative Xmas circle
How to make it:


Press the toilet roll inner tubes flat and cut into 1cm strips. Arrange into a 6 petal flower shape and glue with hot melt glue gun. Fold remaining strips in half and glue sections around the central ‘petals’ to make a star – building outward.


Apply wet glue to all the edges and coat with red glitter. I coated the front and back as I want to hang it in the window. Build up the centre further with folded strips and coat these with gold glitter.

Glue on the die cut snowflakes.

Stamp and cut out the reindeer and sentiment. Colour with glitter pen and glue in place.

Finally tie on a bit of string or cord for hanging.

8 comments:

  1. looks fab Anne, you would never guess what it was made from!

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  2. Amazing work Anne, gorgeous star ornament. Very clever idea, Kate x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and from such humble beginnings!
    This post is one to file for next year..... or have I got time now....
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous and from such humble beginnings!
    This post is one to file for next year..... or have I got time now....
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. Very innovative and goes to show that you can achieve much more than just a child's nursery school creation with toilet roll tubes..lol, as this is very stylish Anne. I love the pretty snowflakes and deer with the lovely banner sentiment, and the star shape you have achieved is fabulous and a pretty colour too. x

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  6. I knew there was a good reason I should have been saving loo rolls! It's fab, thanks for the great tutorial too .

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  7. Beautiful ornament with toilet roll inner tubes!! Great recycling!

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  8. What a beautiful project! And good idea to try next year!

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