Happy Hip Hop!!
I've missed you guys. I've been a little busy these days trying to keep up with all the happenings going on at work and also preparing for the upcoming Christmas celebration! My family LOVES Christmas and we like a lot of lights and we have two trees and even a Christmas Village that we put out! So needless to say I have been trying to get it all done and it hasn't left me much time to blog or craft! I hope you can understand! :-)
Next on my list is to tackle my Christmas cards and some hand made gifts to give away this year. And that's just what I have for you today! We all need easy gift ideas for this time of year, don't we? Well I have one to share with you that you can literally finish making in less than 30 minutes!! Woohoo!!!
Maybe you have a co-worker or a neighbor that you'd like to give a gift to, but you don't have a lot of money or time to spend. Then why don't you make something like this beautiful candle cover made from vellum and a recycled jar!
I stamped Ippity's So This is Love winter trees stamp several times onto a length of vellum that is long enough to wrap around the jar with a bit of extra overlap. I used vellum tape to secure the ends together. Ippity's Hybrid ink in the Burnt umber was the perfect color to stamp with and it dried well with just a bit of my heat gun applied to it. (Take care not to burn the vellum or make it curl!) To make the birds red I simply colored over the images with a Copics marker before stamping!
The snow was created first by tearing a plain white sheet of typing paper and applying it to the underside of the vellum. Then I sprayed an adhesive using a mask cut to match the snowbanks and applied white cotton flocking powder on top of that!
Here is the candle lit up with a battery operated tea light illuminating it! It has such wonderful glow and shows off these amazing tree silhouettes so nicely!!
Why don't you try one of these! I would love to see what you come up with if you do!
Here is the Ippity stamp set used to make today's project!
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Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with the light and love of this Christmas Season!