Thursday, 19 December 2013

Handmade Christmas decor!

Good morning!
Wow that was a storm last night wasn't it?! It got so bad that Keiran got frightened and had to sleep in my room bless him! I hope you are all safe and there hasn't been too much damage near you.

Whilst the storm was raging, I was doing what crafters do best....craft! And here is what I made!

I have been playing with the Milk Carton Bigz Die. This is an idea I have had for a while, but not had chance to finish it! 

I have used the Typset Alphabet Bigz to create the lettering, and each battery operated candle is covered with the lovely new gold washi tape from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue.

Here is the full garland...

It is all fastened together using Cherry Cobbler baker's twine and I have added a Frosted Finishes embellishment in between each letter. 

Isn't it lovely? And it is easy to turn the candles on and off through the holes in the sides, which were created using the 2nd smallest die from the Circles Collection Framelits.
Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up! Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die  Frosted Finishes Embellishments
 Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine - by Stampin' Up!Circles Collection Framelits Dies
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I have a few challenges I would like to enter this into...

I'm off on the school run now...see you tomorrow! :)


  1. You have created a really great Christmas banner, thanks so much for joining in and sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Fantastic creation! *claps*
    I bought some battery candles this year and you know what? I haven't done a thing with them!
    looking at this I think i've found an idea ;)
    thanks for sharing/inspiring.
    Wishing You and Keiran a wonderful christmas and new year
    Jo xx

  3. wow Lizy

    your take on the tradtitonal garland is brilliant. just wish I had such great ideas.
    vey best wishes Jan

  4. What a fantastic Christmas banner!!! Love the use of the Milk Carton Bigz Die as well as the Frosted Finishes embellishments- the perfect combination :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

  5. I love this, it is amazing. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. Wow this is lovely, I love how you have made it so talented. Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun for our challenge of Christmas
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly- DT

  7. Oh that's awesome!!! What a beautiful creation! thank you for joining us for Anything Goes at Love to Create this fortnight. Mo dt X

  8. Wow. What a great project. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  9. Lizy, your lighted banner is beautiful and so creative! It must be fun to look at it all lit up, each night. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

  10. Wow, what a fantastic Christmas decoration! Great idea and it looks really great with the candles.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  11. What a fabulous project, thank you for joining in the Just for Fun Challenge, good luck

  12. What an adorable project! I love it. Such a creative idea to use the milk carton die for! Thanks for sharing it with us at ATSM. :)

  13. Thank you for joining in with our December 'Christmas' Challenge over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

    This is an absolutely amazing project. I would never have thought of anything like this. The milk carton boxes with the diecuts and candles looks so cosy and perfect. Love the finishing touches. Who wouldn't love this in their home??

    I do hope you will pop back and join in more of our future monthly challenges.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  14. Very fun and beautiful Christmas creation! It must look amazing when the tealights are on. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and Merry Christmas!

  15. Thanks for sharing your amazing Christmas project at SUO challenges. Love that the whole banner is full of tea lights. So creative.

  16. Awesome holiday decoration!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season & Happy New Year!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  17. Holy shnikes - this is outstanding!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  18. Oh...what a DELIGHTFUL idea! LOVE it! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

  19. What a wonderful idea! I love the thought of luminaries in the house! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

  20. Happy new Year! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamping Sensation. It is so clever and looks fantastic! I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x


Thanks for visiting today and for your valued comments!

Lizy x