Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Christmas Decorations - Doileys

Having a circles day today, got my mind spinning with one idea and up popped another.  If the first is successful I will share it tomorrow.

So I have a load of dies including some pretty circle ones and the vibe at the moment seems to be doilieys.  I got some bargain mega packs of small ones and also drinks coaster size so I had a play and came up with these. I don't suppose its new but hey it worked for me.  Many brands also have Doiliey Dies available now which could also be used

They take very little time and if your having a party would make a cheap bulk decoration for tables maybe hung on Twig Trees,  different papers would work for Birthdays etc

Made with 8 small Christmas circles (retired die) This is single side paper with the white side inked which works better

6 larger Christmas Circles, made with one sided paper and I don't like the white that shows

Made with 8 drinks coasters, I like the white ones best of all

Small gold doilieys do not work the metalic finish makes them floppy :-(

The single side papers work better if you ink the edges first (on the back the white side)

Tried an oval shape too, like those and stamped some doilieys with a Christmas  background stamp in red which looks o'k

Cotton seems to work better than ribbon as it makes it to bulky to put together
I used - 

  • Papers by Blonde Moments and Milton's Christmas (last years papers)
  • Doilies and drinks coasters
  • Spellbinders Dies, Lacey Ovals, Star Circles and the retired Christmas Circles
  • Wet glue,  D/S tape does not stick well
  • Cotton thread
  • Cuttlebug
  • Stamp Crafty Individuals Star background
  • Momento Ink Eyes in Ladybug and Ranger Distress Ink pad in Lipstick Pink

edges inked before folding, fold right sides together

stamped drinks coasters

Wet glue the folded shapes at the straight edge( not all over), stack and bring the last edge round to join the front
Super Easy, quick and cute

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