Believe Christmas Bunting and Tutorial with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

I’m excited to share a piece of holiday decor I made using the December scrapbook kit. I’ve been working on making buntings to hang in my house for all seasons. So far I’ve made one for Autumn and Summer, and now a Christmas one. I decided to make this holiday bunting with stockings instead of banners for a festive twist. The Maja Design Joyous Winterdays collection is perfect for a classic, vintage piece of decor.

Here it is:

I started by cutting out 7 stockings, one for each letter in the word “Believe.” I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut these out, but the shape is pretty basic, so you could draw one by hand and cut it out without a machine. 🙂

 

When I cut the stocking and the top, I did so at different times so I could get the right fit, but using the other side of the page.

I also wanted to add an oval to the middle of each stocking, so I picked an oval die that would work with the left over paper from each stocking.

Once cut out, I distressed each piece, and added some dark grey chalk ink. 

I cut out some oval frames using some glitter cardstock from my stash to put under the oval that I cut out from the Maja Design paper. Then I added foam tape to both layers to give the project some dimension. I normally use cardboard to “pop up” my layers, but on a project like this where it will be hanging, I don’t want that to be visible in between the layers.

Once I had all of the ovals glued to the stockings, I decorated each one using items from the kit. I loved these silver and mint green flowers, but I wanted to give them a heavily frosted look without losing the shape, so I added embossing liquid to them, then poured this glittery embossing powder over them, shook them off, and then used a heat tool to set the powder.

They weren’t 100% covered, and I love the look! If you don’t have a glittery embossing powder, you can simply add glitter to any embossing powder to get the same results. 

I tried to get the same or similar design on all of the stockings. I added some letters that I cut with my Cameo from some scrap paper, then added the dark grey chalk ink in a distressed fashion. After I glued down the letters, I traced each of them (seen in the final pictures) with a white ink pen so they could be easily seen.

I added the silver and white flowers treated with the embossing powder, then added the Prima Marketing Sweet Peppermint silver leaves. I also cut up the Prima Vintage Christmas Poinsettia Kiss vine/stem so I could tuck them under the flower cluster. I also cut out some of the little kids, snowmen, and Santas from the papers to include in the clusters.

Then I added some of the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit (Holly border and frame pieces) that I cut up. I used some Stampendous shabby green embossing powder to get the effect you can see in the pic below. To finish off the design, I added some of the Kaisercraft white pearls to the oval frame.

Once done with all seven of the stockings, it was time to hang them up. Here’s how I added the ribbon:

I started by using my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole at the top of each stocking.

Next, I used the Crop-a-Dile again on the ribbon. Becasue of the material, the holes wouldn’t be solid. but it ters the fabric enough to be able to make a hole.

Then, I added a grommet, making sure to keep the ribbon straight.

For added interest, I added some of these Prima metal snowflakes from my stash to each of the stockings.

And now they are ready to hang.

Here’s a close up of each stocking:

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