Today I’ve made an easy Christmas Centerpiece using a few of my existing Free SVGs, it consists of a 3D Swirly Christmas Tree and some little present boxes beneath. The files I’ve used in this project have now been moved from my blog archives over to the store in bundles, you can find the links below.
To make my 3D Tree, I wanted to make the best use of my 12″ x 12″ sheets of cream cardstock so I managed to place 2 trees of 11.5″ tall on each sheet (by flipping one upside down). I cut 6 sheets, giving me 12 trees in all. I scored down the middle of each tree and folded them in half then glued my trees together side by side to form a circle.
To make my presents, I used both box files as I didn’t want my presents to look too uniform. I chose some 8″ x 8″ patterned papers which co-ordinated with my tree and cut my boxes out at approx 7.5″. After I assembled my boxes, I added some cream organza and satin ribbon to make them look like little presents.
You can find the Swirly Christmas Tree Bundle here
…and you can find the Box Bundle here
Today I’m sharing the last of the projects I made with my little visitor, we made a fun Button Necklace!
1. We selected lots of similar sized Buttons from my stash in a variety of Pink shades and chose some matching 1mm Pink/White Twine.
2. We found the middle of our length of Twine and tied a knot allowing for a loop at the end.
3. I threaded both ends of the Twine through a large needle then added the Buttons giving every second Button a half turn, the half turn allows the Button to sit behind and this forms 2 rows.
4. We tied another knot in the Twine once enough Buttons had been added to hold them in place.
5. Approximately 1 inch from the last Button I tied on a Flower Button.
Note: The loop and the Flower Button form the Necklace Closure, not only is it nice and easy to take on and off but it was was also easy for my little helper to remember that the Loop goes over the Flower :)
I have another project that I’ve made with my little visitor to share today and this one comes with a cut file for you. I made some Door Handle Hangers, there are 2 designs to chose from so they should fit on any style of Door Handle that you may have. The one we made today is for my little helper to take home and hang on her bedroom door :)
First we chose one of the designs and cut it from some chipboard. I cut the shape twice more from some patterned paper remembering to mirror one as I was using single sided paper. I glued the paper to both sides of my chipboard and it was ready to decorate.
To decorate ours, we used the heart from the heart easel card and layered the little girls name over the top (I blanked it out in the photo). We finished the decoration with some glitter paper, ribbon and heart sparkles.
Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)
Door Handle Hangers Digital Cutting File by Bird
We also made some Coconut Macaroons this week so, if you are looking for an easy-peasy recipe to make with your little ones, check this out: Simple Coconut Macaroons
We covered some Brazil Nuts with the left over Chocolate…yummy! ;)