Friday, November 20, 2015

A Christmas Hanger And A Tutorial How To Make A Poinsettia

Hello everybody, it´s Evelyn here today,
Christmas is coming nearer and nearer with quick steps and it´s time to think about some home decorations.
Today I want to show you a simple wall hanger, made with an old record, some papers and sticker, some modeling paste and a stencil, a chipboard sentiment and a diecut poinsettia. All materials can be found in the kits (except the bow and the stencil)!

The diecut poinsettia is an eyecatcher and really easy to make. I want to show you, how!
You need a die for a poinsettia - I used the die from Tim Holtz.

I used one of the gorgeous Papers from the Main Kit of December, designed by the wonderful Astrid Maclean - you will love them, promissed!
This one has a red and a green side, perfect for my project.

Diecut the poinsettia twice, so you will get a little bit voluminous flower, I like that more.

Now you give the layers a little life.
Use a smooth underlay (I used a felt mat) and rub in circles over the petals. Note, that you do this from the back!

Then turn around and rub slitely in the middle of the flower to make the petals stand up.

Now squeeze the petals in the middle. Go over the crease with your fingernails, it can be clearly visible!

Christmas needs some glitter, do you agree?
Draw small lines on the edges of the green flower petals. I used Liquid glass, but you can use any other glue, which dries clearly.

Sprinkle some glitter over the wet glue. In the Mixed Media Kit there is a beautiful green Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter, fitting perfectly with the papers!

After the glue has dried, brush away the access with a smooth paintbrush.

Now you can put the layers together. Make sure, that you put the petals in the interstices.

When all the layers are put together, push one more time on a smooth underlay the middle down to make the petals stand out more.

The last step is, to add a little bling to the center of the flower. I cut one of the golden bling from the Mixed Media Kit....

......and glued it to the center.

And done!

Now I hope, you enjoyed my little tutorial! 
Poinsettias can be used on so many projects, from cards to layouts, as top of gift boxes and so many more. So try it out, you will have fun!

See you soon!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas wall hanging, Evelyn, and I love the pretty poinsettia - and your tutorial was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful project! Love the poinsettia!!