Hoping you're all looking forward to a wonderful new year... I see 2015 bringing lots of good things our way.
This project is also my submission for SVGCuts.com Holiday Challenge.
I used the following SVGCuts file for this project:
New Year's Eve SVG Kit (the top hat file)
3D Wintergreens Kit (lacy fern)
Snowflakes SVG Mini Pack (choose any of these beauties!)
blue markers (I used several from Spectrum Noir)
12 x 12 paper for hats (I used a white on white paper stack from Paper Studio)
White berries from the floral department
5/8 " white satin ribbon
cardstock, white (8.5 x 11)
wood block ( 4 x 4 x 4)
white florist tape (optional - to wrap your hanger)
wood glueglue gun and glue sticks
paint, base and top coat
I cut all of my elements first. I cut 7 hats (minus the holes for the ties in the rims), 14 lacy ferns, 14 snowflakes (at 7/8 in). Set aside.
If your wood block needs to be sanded, do it now. Straighten out a wire hanger. You'll need at least 18 inches of wire to support the hats. Drill a hole that will accommodate the wire hanger in the top of your block, put some glue into the hole you drilled and insert the wire. Let dry for about 24 hours..
Then paint with the base coat and let dry. Then brush on your crackle medium following directions by manufacturer and then put on your top coat and watch the magic happen.
While the glue is drying, you can finish putting your hats together, decorate as desired with ribbon and snowflakes. Using the eBrush, spray each hat lightly with a very pale blue, just enough to add a hint of color. Spray half of the snowflakes blue as well. make some tulle tufts and spray the tips of those. You can lightly spray the fern fronds if you'd like too. Then add a little glue and dust with some sparkle if you like.
When you've prepared everything, this is where the fun begins!
Carefully, pierce a hole in the top of the first hat and slide on the wire. Bend the wire a bit and you'll need to pierce a hole in your second hat and thread it onto the wire. Repeat for the rest of the hats. You'll want to bend the wire as you go for the desired effect.
Begin adding your embellishments, glue into place using the glue gun. You will also need to secure each hat with a little bit of glue. Your embellishments should hide any of the wire.
I really like how this project turned out! Hope you did too!
This post has also been re-featured on the Craftwell blog - December 31, 2015 and mentioned in posts on Facebook December 31, 2016. Happy New Year!