Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Wrap and Decor with Glitz

One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting to add a personal touch to gifts and home decor. I love mixing paper crafts into my holiday projects.

The beautiful new Glitz Designs Joyeux Noel line was perfect for doing a little holiday crafting. I used the papers to alter a gift box and to create a little banner to add to our Christmas tree.

Here's a look at the gift box.

The box came from the dollar store a couple of years ago and I've reused it a few times for gift giving. The pattern on the box was not the prettiest, so I decided to dress it up a bit. I covered the box in paper and mod podge. When I apply mod modge, I like to spread a thin layer on the box and then another thin layer on the paper. It seems to stick better when both surfaces have some glue.

I've made paper bows before, but I decided to do an online search to see what paper bow others were creating. I found this template from this blog post to create the bow. I just printed the pdf for the plain paper bow and traced to onto the patterned paper.

Now I have a box ready to go for gift giving. Now I just need to finish buying gifts!

My second project today is a banner that I put together to hang in our Christmas tree.

It was fun to put this together with all of the stickers, whatnots, giant rhinestones and layered glitter tags in the Joyeux Noel line.

After creating each piece of the banner, I used a little line of tacky glue on the back of each piece and attached some red and white baker's twine. I like putting banners together like this because I don't have to punch holes in the banner pieces or use staples. I could have run it through the sewing machine, but I wanted the extra pop of color from the twine.

To secure the banner in the tree, I just wound the ends of twine around branches. It add a fun and simple touch to our tree.

Are you doing any holiday crafting?

Gift Box Supplies
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Patterned Paper: Stripe, Motif, Banner
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Whatnots
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" 6 X 6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Giant Rhinestones

Banner Supplies
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Patterned Paper: Polka, Motif, Santa, Polka
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Whatnots
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Layered Stickers
Glitz Designs "Joyeux Noel" Title Stickers


  1. Ohhhhhhhhh I love love love love that box Lisa!!! That bow is fabulous!! And loveeeee the banner!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!



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