Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's a Mini Christmas!

Welcome to my post for UK Scrappers Christmas blog hop and my project for Christmas. I love a quickie make 'n take, and I conjured up these mini Christmas brooches for our Annual Christmas party a couple of weeks ago. They are so simple and easy to make, and will add a little extra to your Christmas gifts if you add them as toppers instead of a brooch.
Ingredients: mini die shapes from Tim Holtz, chipboard bases, Christmas paper, Distress glitter, glues, Glossy Accents, brooch back, distress inks, Stickles.

 
 I used some chipboard mini tags we have, and covered them with Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash which has mini papers perfect for this size :) Add some distress inks to the edge to cover the edge of the paper. 

I used Tim Holtz Mini Christmas sizzix dies to create the elements on the brooches. I cut them all out of Kraft Card,  and painted them with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints or Distress Paints and allowed to dry.

 
Add Glossy Accents to the elements you wish to glitter and add the Distress Glitter to them. I poured it into a plastic cup, but you could equally use a plastic bag . Give them a good coating and allow to dry. You can heat dry the Distress Glitter, but the Glossy Accents dries very quickly, so not completely necessary.




Add the elements you wish to use to the backing and glue with Glossy Accents or
Cosmic Shimmer. I added the reindeer with a couple of foam dots to make it a bit higher than the rest of the elements.


Add some Gold Stickles to the bow and a brooch back to the back of the base when it is all dry, and you have the cutest brooch to give to someone for Christmas. Tip: when glueing the brooch back to the back add it to the top third of the back  ( I used hot glue) so that when you wear it , it sits properly. Here are some more samples I made too.


 

I have made up kits for all 3 brooches, and you can find them here with all the other elements to make them too :)




I hope you enjoyed the project, and if you are member of UKS, don't forget to leave a comment with your UKS your name too, to be added into the draw for a prize.
Thank you for looking, and have a truly fabulous Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Year
{hugs}



24 comments:

furrypig said...

those festive brooches are a wonderful idea thank you for the idea I love it

misteejay said...

Thank you Jennie for such a lovely idea.

Toni xx
(misteejay on UKS)

kjjc said...

Brilliant idea. Thank for sharing

new2this said...

Great idea .. and easy to follow instructions. Thank You.

Lindsay Coleman said...

Love it, it looks fab x

Jolene said...

Thanks for the clear tutorial, such a fab idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jo (AKA Jolene on UKS)

chris said...

Love this idea, thanks for sharing
Chris55 - UKS

Scrapmate said...

Cute with just the right amount of sparkle.

Wrightboysmum said...

The distress glitter looks lovely. Thanks for the tutorial.
Sonja - wrightboysmum (UKS)

Chidkid said...

Lovely... they'd look good on napkin rings too. (elainevking on UKS)

Jimjams said...

Love 'em - so much potential (loving the napkin ring idea)!

isisimaginings.com said...

I love these, they're so cute.

Virginia said...

So pretty - thank you for sharing

Virginia
Celtic Angel on UKS

Sid said...

Lovely arty festive pieces !

Mole said...

Very cute! Mole on UKS

Sian said...

oo you could use these as other things not just brooches - they'd be great as embellishments. I love the reindeer - you could even add a red gem on the end and make hime Rudolph :D Thanks for sharing. Sian (UKS Violaceous)

Amanda Jane said...

Ingenious. I love the flower one.

Annie Claxton said...

Fabulous idea and I love the vintage feel of these :o) annieclaxton UKS

Jo_annepinc said...

I love these, great idea for a handmade embellishment for a LO as well, love the vintage look of them JoPink

Tracey Allen said...

Love the poinsietta one its so lovely
rattytatty UKS

BEX said...

These are brilliant. I love your creativity. You always come up with exciting stuff. UKS scrap3d

Karen said...

Lovely, glittery and very festive :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Yolanda said...

Lovely, they would make great tags/embellishments too. Scrappyyo - UKS

hannahk said...

pretty, pretty :D hannahk