DIY Gifts, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Here’s another wintry item of jewellery you can keep for yourself or gift to a friend… a Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace!

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

My daughter wanted to buy these little (just under 2″ tall) glass craft jars from The Works, and they were only £1 for 6. I told her she could have 3 and I’d have 3! I was trying to think what to do with mine when I came across a tutorial for a tree-in-a-bottle necklace at The 36th Avenue HERE. I knew I had to make one, but with an addition of a little lamp post, so it reminds me of the The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (one of my favourite books and films).

Here’s the bits and pieces I gathered. I also ended up using an advanced craft glue, some Mod Podge, and some wire cutters (all not pictured):

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

The little bottle-tree is from a cake decorating supply shop, so that’s a good place to look if you can’t find a small one.

Here’s how to make your necklace…

Step 1: Use wire cutters to cut the tree to the correct height:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 2: Drop a blob of hot glue into the base of the bottle, and stick the tree into it. Use a wooden kebab stick to help apply the glue if your glue gun hasn’t got a long enough nozzle:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 3: Make your lamp post, using tiny bits of black Fimo. I made a post and a ‘hat’ to fit on either side of a sparkly bead. Once the Fimo parts are made bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the packet – don’t bake the bead:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 4: Carefully add another blob of glue into the base of the jar. I ended up using the Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon 3-in-1) for this, as I couldn’t get the hot glue in without getting it on the glass and the tree. Stick your lamp post in:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

I would use a small bead next time, as this one was quite big which kind-of pushes the tree to one side. It looks okay, I’d just choose more carefully next time!

Step 5: I dripped a bit of Mod Podge into the jar, and tipped in some glitter and seed beads for a snowy base. I’m not sure I’d use Mod Podge next time, again it was hard getting it in without getting it down the glass, and there is some glitter suck to the glass in a few places. Next time I might just put the glitter in loose so it shakes around:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 6: Screw an eyelet into the top of the cork:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 7: Use a strong glue to put around the base of the cork, before pushing it into the jar to seal it:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Step 8: Add a chain and clasp:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Now you can wear or gift your snow scene in a bottle necklace:

Snow Scene In A Bottle Necklace

Magical isn’t it?!

Be Inspired:

Put a Christmas tree next to a lamp post for a snowy scene

Create an ornament or item of jewellery inside a glass or clear plastic object

Add some sparkly beads to a project

Would you gift this or keep it for yourself? What would you put in your bottle?

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another project for Frosty Festivities 2015!

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Good morning! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for some festive snowman earrings – something to make for yourself, or as a DIY gift to give away this Christmas!

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

How cute are they? I love Christmas jewellery – you can see a special trinkets box I decorated to keep my winter jewellery in HERE, and some Christmas tree paperclip earrings I made last year HERE. I can never have enough, as I like to wear a different item of festive jewellery every day in December if I can manage it!

These little snowmen could also be adapted to use one as a charm for a bracelet or keyring, or as a pendant, if dangly earrings aren’t your thing!

To make these earrings you will need: white Fimo or other modelling clay (standard Fimo is better than kids Fimo if you have it), black and red acrylic paint, a tiny paintbrush, round-nose pliers and wire cutters (mine is a 3-in-1 tool), 2 head-pins, 2 fish-hook earrings, ALSO not pictured – 2 jump rings, a black fine sharpie or other permanent pen, and optional extras of Blue Tack, white acrylic paint, and varnish.

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 1: Pull off four balls of Fimo. I used Kids Fimo as it’s what I happened to have, but standard Fimo is better if you have it – Kids Fimo is softer so it’s easier to mould, but it also means it shows fingerprints more and is easy to knock out of shape while you are working. Two of the balls should be larger and two smaller:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Push the larger balls onto the headpins first, then the smaller balls. Shape the smaller ball so it has a pointy top:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Make a couple of teeny-tiny balls for the pom-poms on top of the hats:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Bake the Fimo according to the instructions on the pack. Mine took 30mins. Leave it to cool, then paint a red hat onto each snowman:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: When I was painting the hats I realised there was a lot of dust / tiny fibers baked in to the surface of my Fimo. I think this was because it was Kids Fimo, which does seem to be a bit stickier than standard Fimo. You can just about see them here:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Because of that I decided to paint both earrings with white acrylic paint, which worked a treat. It only took one coat to hide the dust!

Step 6: Once the white paint was dry I painted on the eyes and coal buttons with black paint, and used a fine black Sharpie to add the smiles. If you make any mistakes with the black paint you should be able to wipe it off while it’s still wet, using a baby wipe or damp paper towel. I attempted to paint the mouths several times before giving up and using the Sharpie pen!

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

You can also see above that I used Blue Tack to hold the earrings while I was painting them and while they dried.

Step 7: Use wire cutters to chop off the excess wire – I acutally cut mine a bit short – you need about 6 – 8mm of wire showing at the top:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Use the round nose pliers to curl this excess wire into a hoop shape:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Then you just use the pliers again to attach a jump ring and earring hook to each snowman. You can add a layer of varnish if you want to, I didn’t bother as they were just for me but I probably would if giving them away:

Festive Snowman Earrings Tutorial at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’ve just noticed one of the mouths is a bit smudged, maybe I should have added varnish after all! Ah well, I doubt anyone will notice when I’m wearing them!

Be Inspired:

Make some festive earrings or other jewellery

Add a little red hat with a white pom-pom onto a character on your next project

Put together a snowman by paper-piecing or another technique

Here’s a snowman I paper-pieced onto a card years ago, cutting his hat and scarf out of patterned papers, so that’s another idea for you if you don’t want to make jewellery:

Snowman Collage Christmas Card at Jennifer Grace Creates

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow morning (8am GMT) with the next Frosty Festivities 2015 post!

I hope you have a great day,

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants!

I’m always looking for different ways to use my crafting stash, so I came up with this technique to turn scrapbook stickers into pendants…

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s what you’ll need…

Scrapbook stickers (the thicker, glossier kind work best), craft mat (or other surface protector), chipboard, scissors, jewellery chain and jump rings, jewellery snips and pliers (not pictured), paintbrush, white acrylic / craft paint, Mod-Podge (or similar glue), hole punch, you may also need some fine sandpaper (not pictured).

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 1: Check whether your stickers have space for a punched hole. If they don’t you need to paint a small area on a chipboard sheet to extend the sticker, then stick the sticker on top once it’s dry. The deer sticker didn’t have enough space for a hole so I painted a white patch on the chipboard then stuck the sticker on so the patch was between his antlers. If your sticker has space for a hole (like my globe and acorn do) then you can stick them straight on the chipboard:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

NB: I also left the white negative bits of sticker inside the deer’s antlers as it would have been impossible to cut the chipboard out of the small triangular holes!

Step 2: Cut around the stickers. You may end up with some rough edges in the hard-to-reach places:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Smooth out rough edges with some fine sandpaper. They don’t need to be perfect – the Mod-Podge stage later will make them look even better:

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Step 4: Flip them over onto a craft mat, and paint the edges and backs of the pendants. I tipped paint out of my dauber pot and used a paintbrush:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Make sure you don’t get any paint on the stickers on the front – if you do and you notice it quickly you can wipe it off with a baby wipe!

Step 5: Once the paint is dry you can use Mod-Podge to seal the edges – so much went onto the fronts that I painted a layer of Mod-Podge on the front too:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Leave them to dry on an old cooling rack so they don’t get stuck to your tabletop:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Once the Mod-Podge is dry you just need to add the jump rings and chains (plus clasps if the chain isn’t long enough to slide over your head). I added extra jump rings on the deer and globe so they sat better, the acorn just needed one. I used different chain lengths too – 34″ for the globe, 29″ for the deer, 24″ for the acorn:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

Jump rings are very easy to pull apart with pliers and then squeeze back together again – it took less than 2 minutes to chain them all up!

Your pendants are ready to wear:

Turn Scrapbook Stickers Into Pendants at Jennifer Grace Creates

(Little Miss took this pic, I’m training her up to be my photographer!)

It’s a great way to use those ‘special’ stickers so they aren’t stuck in a box any more!

Have you got any other fun ways to use up the stickers in your stash?

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

Cricut Explore

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore

DISCLOSURE: Cricut have provided me with a Cricut Explore Machine, some materials including cardstock, and access to the Image Library, to help me write this post. However ALL opinions in this post are my own and not governed or controlled by Cricut in any way.

Ever wanted some sparkly seahorse earrings?!

I love big earrings, but I have a habit of losing one from each pair… oops. So I decided it was time to make some to replenish my collection – and so that I can easily replace one if I lose it! I’ve put my Cricut Explore to good use to make these…

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings made with the Cricut Explore:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Here’s how to make some for yourself…

You Will Need:

* Cricut Explore * Aqua Cardstock * Crystal Stickles * Transparent Seed Beads * Jump Rings * Earring Hooks * Mod-Podge * Glossy Accents * Paintbrush * Jewellery Pliers *

Step 1: Open up the Cricut Design Space and insert image Seahorse #M33006 from the ‘Life’s A Beach’ set. Resize it to however big you want yours to be – I made mine 2.5″ tall:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Use your mouse to drag a box over the image to select it all:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Click ‘Weld’ in the layers panel to join the layers together as one shape:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Insert image Circle #MC21B7 from the Days & Dates set, resize it to be a small hole at the top of the seahorse – mine was 0.07″:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Drag a box over the image again so the seahorse and the circle are included:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Click ‘Slice’ on the layers panel, then drag the circle away from the seahorse, which will leave the hole at the top:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Delete the circle, then duplicate the seahorse. Use the edit panel to ‘Mirror’ the second seahorse image:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Drag a box over both images and click ‘Attach’ in the layers panel. Then click ‘Go’ and increase the projects to 4 – don’t forget to click ‘Apply’. Your mat preview should look like this:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Put some cardstock on your mat and run the cut. I used a sheet of cardstock from the Cricut Antiquity pad, and I used the setting ‘Cardstock +1’, my seahorses came out like this:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

I was impressed with how well the teeny tiny holes came out:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Put one of the seahorses on a non-stick surface and coat it with Mod-Podge or similar tacky glue – make sure it’s a nice even coating right up to the edges:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Stick another seahorse on top, picking it up and pressing down all over it to make sure it sticks together. Repeat this until you have four seahorses stuck on top of each other. Then seal the edges with more Mod-Podge all the way around – here you can see where I’d sealed the belly but I hadn’t sealed the head yet:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 12: Leave the Mod-Podge to dry – I left mine for a few hours. Then paint on a layer of Crystal Stickles to give the seahorses some sparkle:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Once they are dry (it took mine about an hour) they will be nice and shimmery:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 13: Add a blob of glossy accents along the fins and at the end of the tails:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

And press transparent seed beads into the glossy accents. Leave to dry again (mine took about 2 hours):

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 14: Then you just need to use jewellery pliers to attach two jump rings and an earring hook to the top of each seahorse:

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then wear your sparkly seahorses (and dream that you are a mermaid):

Sparkly Seahorse Earrings with the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

I am now planning to make lots more earrings with my Explore. Owls, feathers, rocket-ships, hearts… so many possibilities!

Happy Valentines day to those who celebrate it!

Have a great day,

Jennifer x

DISCLOSURE: Cricut have provided me with a Cricut Explore Machine, some materials including cardstock, and access to the Image Library, to help me write this post. However ALL opinions in this post are my own and not governed or controlled by Cricut in any way.

Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Good morning! Welcome to another day of Frosty Festivities! If you are worried you might have missed any posts then check out THIS PAGE where I’ve been adding links to them all!

To kick off today’s projects I’ve got an easy gift you can make…

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

These earrings were inspired by some paperclip earrings by Evie S, which you can see RIGHT HERE. I’ve just jazzed them up by putting some beads and gems on to turn them into Christmas trees!

Here’s how to put them together…

Step 1: Unfold two paperclips by turning out the corners, like this:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Add a drop of hot glue or epoxy glue on the join:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Tie on some green embroidery thread (the rest of the step-by-step photos just show one earring, but you need to do 2 okay?!):

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Hold the short end of the string against the paperclip, and start wrapping the long end of string around and around, hiding the short end of the string as you go:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Keep going until the metal of the paperclip is all covered:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Tie on another piece of string:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: And start wrapping it around the paperclip to cover the middle too. If you want it to go right to the bottom of the triangle you’ll need to use some glue on the two bottom corners. Also, if you run out of thread at any point, just tie on some more with a reef knot and keep going:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Keep going until you’re happy with how it looks, I went round quite a few times so it looks quite padded. Tie a knot where you finish wrapping, then thread the loose end of string through a darning needle:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

And push the needle through the earring, cutting the thread off at the top once you’ve brought it through, so the loose end is hidden inside the earring:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Add some clear-drying glue (I used glossy accents) at the top and bottom of the earring, so the threads wont slip off the triangle:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Dot some more clear-drying glue all over the tree:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Add some beads and gems to the glue dots. When the glue is dry add some earring hooks to the top of the trees:

Christmas Tree Paperclip Earrings at Jennifer Grace Creates

Wear them to Christmas parties or give them as a gift to make someone’s day!

I was having so much fun wrapping string that I decided to make a wool wrapped pendant too. I used the plain circle wreath from the Wreaths and Baubles Wood Veneers Set, and wrapped white wool round it, finishing off with Tiny Stars wood veneers and silver star sequins:

Wool Wrapped Wreath Pendant at Jennifer Grace Creates

This will work well for New Years eve parties too!

Be Inspired:

Wrap wool or thread around an embellishment

Add baubles to a tree or stars to a wreath

Use paperclips on your next project

Would you wear these? I love festive jewellery!

See you again in an hour for the last Guest Post of the weekend!

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff!

Want a new accessory for your autumn / fall wardrobe, with enough glam to carry you through to Christmas and New Year?

Make your self a No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Of course you could also make this to gift to someone, but I’m going to keep mine for myself!

Here’s how to make one…

You Will Need:

* Gold Faux Leather (aka Leatherette) * Hot Glue Gun * Velcro (Hook & Loop) * Snap Fastener *Pencil & Ruler * Sharp Scissors *

Step 1: Measure your wrist around where you want the top of the cuff to rest:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: On the back of your gold faux leather, mark out three boxes. To work out the length of the largest box add 1½” to the wrist measurement you just took – my wrist was 7½”, so my box was 9″ long. It needs to be 3″ tall. The medium and small boxes need to be a quarter-inch longer than your wrist measurement, so mine were 7¾” long. The medium one should be 2½” tall, the smallest 2″ tall:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Cut them all out:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: On the back of the smallest piece mark a line 0.5″ from the top long edge:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Use sharp scissors to cut the fringe, from the bottom long edge up to the line you marked. My snips were approx 3/16″ apart but I wasn’t too exact about it:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Cut the fringe all the way along this smallest piece, and then repeat step 5 for the medium piece of faux leather too.

Step 6: On the largest piece you need to do things a little differently. Mark a 1¼” box at each end of the piece. Then draw a line 0.5″ from the bottom edge. I’ve shaded in all the area that you DO NOT cut. If you cut this bit into long fringes then your cuff will slide down your wrist and be a bangle instead of a cuff:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

NB: If you are gifting this you’ll want to be more gentle when drawing your guide marks, you might be able to erase them completely if you are light enough with the pencil or you use fabric chalk. I didn’t worry because this one’s for me, plus I wanted you to see everything clearly in the photos!

Step 7: Cut the tiny fringe on the larger piece. This is what all three pieces look like with the fringe cut:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Squeeze a line of hot glue along the wrong-side at the top of the MEDIUM piece of faux leather:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 9: Press it onto the largest piece, lining up the top edges and the right-hand edge:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 10: Repeat with the smallest piece on top of these:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 11: Use hot glue to stick on a piece of Velcro (hook & loop) and a snap fastener to the front flat piece of your cuff:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

With the matching pieces at the back:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

I was just going to use velcro, but it wasn’t strong enough, my cuff stayed on but the join was gappy. The snap fastener keeps it tight and neat. You could probably just use a few snap fasteners and no velcro, I might try that next time!

That’s it! Wear your cuff and feel fabulous:

No-Sew Gold Faux Leather Fringe Cuff at Jennifer Grace Creates

Pretty huh? I can see me wearing it lots in the run up to Christmas and maybe even for New Year too!

Thanks for stopping by. I’m linking this up to Show & Tell Wednesday and the Pintorials Linky.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE if you haven’t already!

Jennifer x

DIY Gifts

Winter Trinkets Box (A PaperHaus Project)

Hi! This is a project I originally made for the PaperHaus Winter Issue 2013 (page 56-57). It’s a place to keep all my special ‘winter only’ jewellery, like bracelets with jingly snowflakes…

Winter Trinket Box:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace

Step One: Start with a wooden box (4¼” square by 2¼” deep):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Two: Use Gesso to whitewash the box (make sure you don’t paint the lid closed!):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Three: Use an old credit card to spread modelling paste through a stencil/mask onto two corners of the top of the box. Lift off the stencil and wipe off any excess modelling paste at the box edges:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Four: Tip glitter onto the modelling paste (straight away – don’t let it dry), and pat it lightly with a fingertip to make sure it’s stuck. Shake off the excess glitter and leave it to dry:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Five: Repeat steps three and four around the sides of the box, wiping off the stencil between each application:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Six: Cut six thin slivers of paper (approx ⅛” wide by 6″ tall):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Seven: Curl the paper slivers around the handle of a paintbrush:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Eight: Adhere them to the top of the box using hot glue or other strong adhesive. Cut the paper curls shorter if required:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Nine: Cut two 4″ long pieces of ½” wide ribbon, fold each end in towards the middle and glue into place to make two bows:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Ten: Adhere one bow into the centre of the paper curls, and another to the front of the lid:

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Eleven: Whitewash the inside of the box with Gesso, and line the base and the lid of the box with the same papers you used for the paper curls (adhering with a glue stick):

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace Creates

Step Twelve: Finish the outside of the box by adhering a few chipboard elements with hot glue. Fill with your winter trinkets!

Winter Trinkets Box by Jennifer Grace

Do you have a special space to store certain jewellery? If you want to see more step-by-step photos of this project, check out the PaperHaus Magazine, it’s free!

P.S. Don’t forget my giveaway HERE!

Bye for now, Jennifer x