Friday, 6 November 2015

Craft for the Craic - Something Glittery

This month over at Craft for the Craic the challenge was 'Something Glittery'
And this is my glittery bauble
( sorry the photo isn't the best - but the lighting at the moment doesn't help much).
Its made from a 12" x 12" sheet of card stock - double sided would probably be best, But I figured that out when I was putting it all together - oh well!!!
Also required is double sided tape, glue, ribbon, glitter and butchers twine.
There is a bit of measuring involved and maybe the way I've described it makes it sound complicated - Believe me once you start , its very straight forward
Cut the 12"x12" sheet as follows :    Two strips of 1” x 12”
                                                           Four strips of 1.25" x 8”
                                                           Two strips of 1.5” x 10” strips

Take two of the 1.25" x 8" strip and glue\ tape together, (this would be in duplicate)
Take the two 1.5" x 10" strips and glue\tape together 

End up with two 1" x 12" strips,
                     two 1.25" x 16" strips
                     one 1.5" x  20" strips

I used a score board, marked each strip at half inch intervals and folded into valley and mountain folds ( i.e. folded like and accordion)
I then laid them out as shown below : 12" strip,  16" strip,  20" strip, 16" strip and 12" strip

There are  lots of YouTube clips on line that can explain how to make the rosettes more succinctly than I can, Basically take each strip, glue the start and end together and make the rosette shaped 'flowers' as shown below
Using a wet glue and brush I painted the edges of each rosette, liberally sprinkled glitter over them and allowed them to dry over night.
Using a combination of double sided tape and glue between each rosettes- I stacked them as shown.
To ensure it all stayed together - I feed the butchers twine through from bottom to top. Created a loop so it could be hung up. 

To finish it all off - I created two bows, one in satin ribbon, the other in organza, I layered them over each other and stitched them to the butchers twine . For an extra bit of bling - I added the bauble at the bottom.
And voil√† - my 'something glittery

As always thanks for dropping by - I hope this encourages some of you to have a go.
For those who may be calling into me  over the next while - In advance I apologise for the glitter that will be all over you (despite my attempts to clean it up).
But hey at this time of the year everybody should have a little glitter and be fabulous :)


  1. Your bauble is fantastic....the red and white and glitter looks just perfect! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. WOW it looks fabulous xmas ornaments and this one is so gorgeous ...Am pinning it with link back to you
    Dr Sonia

    1. Thanks a million for the very positive comment :)

  3. Hi this is a stunning ornament. Hugs Jackie

  4. This ornament is a knockout! The bows and sparkly bauble are lovely final flourishes. Inspiring me to make more hand made tree ornaments! Ger x

  5. WOWSER, my friend, would grace any tree, love it, and also your step by step is fabby, hugs xxx

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for the instructions (& the inspiration) :o)

    1. Great to have here and thanks for the encouragement :)

  7. Just lovely and the destructions are great too, thank you!

  8. Wow absolutely fabulous. Great ornament x

  9. An elegant Christmas ornament - what a nice addition to your tree. Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.

  10. Your ornament is gorgeous


  11. I love it,how clever. Going off to make one now lol.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey DTxx

  12. These are so beautiful! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing. Gonna try my hand at this. :D
    Thank you again.

  13. What a great idea - and an excellent tutorial! These look fab! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  14. Very nice! Love your tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft.Hope to see you next time as well.
    Hugs, Jacqueline ~ DT

  15. lovely Pixie glad to see you are still crafting - Happy New Year - Carol xxx


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