Crazy Christmas Crafter: Lil Luna!

Hope Everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their loved ones! We had a great time and were lucky enough to go to both our families homes. I think I ate ONE to many pieces of pie… but I just had to try a little of each. lol
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I’m so excited to have Lil Luna here guest posting, make sure to leave her some love!
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Hi there I Heart Naptime Readers!!

I’m so excited to be guest posting today.
My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil’ Luna.
Come check it for some fun craft and recipe inspiration.
(Me and my fam)

I must say that I was so thrilled when I was asked by Jamielyn to
post for the Crazy Christmas Crafters.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, but I knew I wanted to be a part of all the fun!

I decided on making a

GIFT BOX CHRISTMAS TREE


It was so fun and easy to make,
and what’s even better is I had all the supplies at home
and didn’t have to buy any of it (SCORE!)

Even if you do not have the supplies lying around your house like I do,
everything can be bought for about $10-$15 – not too bad.

Here is what you’ll need…

SUPPLIES:
-Gift Boxes
-Spray Paint
-Vinyl Dots or Paint
-Cardstock
-Scissors
-Mod Podge
-Glitter
-Hot Glue Gun
-Wire
-Wood Star
-Polyurethane

DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by spray painting your gift boxes. Let dry.


2. Add vinyl dots or add dots or stripes using paint. (Let dry if using paint).


3. Print out scalloped shape from any Word Program
(I have Microsoft Word – Go to Insert – Shapes).


4. Trace onto cardstock several times and cut out.


5. Lay out scallops onto a sheet. I placed mine on adhesive so I could apply mod podge easier. Distress edges with stamp pad if desired. Apply thin layer of mod podge and add glitter. Let dry. Add thin layer of Polyurethane to help glitter stay on. Let dry.


6. Hot glue scallops onto boxes, and curl edges up for more flare.


7. Paint wood star and add glitter. Hot glue to twisted wire and hot glue to the top box.

8. Make paper accordion flowers, by cutting out strips of paper (I got my vintage sheet music from Graphics Fairy). Depending on how large you want your circle to be, you will cut the strips half that width. For example, if you want the accordion circles to be 2 inches, you will need TWO 1 inch strips. Zig Zag back and forth. Hot glue ends and hot glue the other ends so it forms a circle. Invert in and hot glue centers.


9. Add words by cutting out strips and adding to accordion flowers.


10. Hot glue to gift boxes.


Voila!

A Fun, Whimsical Christmas Tree made from Gift Boxes!

I hope you like it!

Be sure to come on over to Lil’ Luna
for some more holiday inspiration. :)

(And thank, Jamielyn, for letting me take over for the day!)

XO-

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Comments

  1. Haley K posted on November 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm (#
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    Oh i love it! especially the adorable music sheet accordion flowers…a perfect touch :)

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  2. Kelli posted on November 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm (#
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    too cute! love kristyn's work, as always! xo~lollyjane

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  3. Sawdust and Paperscraps posted on November 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm (#
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    I love this as a decoration but what a cute gift tower to give to someone with some kind of cute little somethings inside. :-)

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  4. Naturally Me Creations posted on November 27, 2010 at 8:07 am (#
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    I love the little sheet music flower thingies!

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