Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Centrepiece and Bon Bons

Hi It is my turn again on Couture Creations Blog and with less than 7 weeks until Christmas I thought it was time to start creating some décor pieces. This Christmas I am repeating my theme of Red, Cream/White and Kraft that we had last year as I loved it so much, with lots of old book paper thrown in.

I have used Couture Creations Magical Christmas Eve Decorative Die for both of these very easy projects.

Bon Bons

When I saw these Bon Bons in the store I knew they would be perfect for our Christmas theme but they were a bit boring and needed a bit of something added to them to give them a bit more Christmas feel. I wanted something that didn't take a lot of effort as these would be tossed in the bin after they had been pulled open on Christmas Day.
My solution was to add  some die cut poinsettia flowers to these store bought bons bons taking them
from drab

 to fab
with not much effort, you could add more embellishments if you like but as they will just be thrown out I thought this was enough.

To create the poinsettia flowers using red cardstock run the dies through a die cutting machine and then while leaving the cardstock still in the die, run it through the machine again using the Couture Creations Latex Embossing Mat to give the flower petals embossed detail.

then pinch the petals to give them more character

As these bon bons will be thrown out once pulled apart, I only used one each of the large and small petal die cuts, diecutting the middle piece from gold cardstock and adding some Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to add some sparkle.

Table Centre Piece
Starting with a store bought pine table centre piece
 hot glue some glitter baubles and some poinsettias created from old book paper. Create the poinsettia flowers the same way as the red poinsettias but to save time you can die cut 4 pieces of book paper at a time book paper it is quite thin so you can cut 4 sheets at a time. To create a fuller poinsettia flower use two large and one small die cut petal for each flower, die cut the centre from gold glitter cardstock.

Here is a close up look at the candle. To embellish the candle just add some pleated hessian, tie some jute string around the middle of hessian and add a poinsettia flower created using old book paper and gold glitter cardstock for the centre and the leaves.

*Tip use a battery operated candle that way there is no chance of your embellishing catching fire and you won't ruin your trim

Couture Creations Products used
CO723562 Magical Christmas Eve Decorative Die
CO721979 Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723514 Latex Embossing Mat

Thanks for visiting and I hope I have inspired you to create some table décor for your Christmas table.

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happy creating

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