Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Bon Bon - Couture Creations


Hi there crafters! 
Thanks for joining us again today at Couture Creations. 

Can you believe that Christmas is only DAYS away??? 
I'm still wondering where the year has gone.  2015 has just flown by! 

So today I'm sharing with you a way to combine Christmas and craft - what a perfect combination! 
 I found these gorgeous gold glitter Bon Bons and immediately thought they'd make beautiful place name holders at our Christmas Day lunch.  By using a few Couture Creations products to add some extra touches, you too can make gorgeous decorations to your Christmas table. 

So Let's get crafting! 
I started with a plain gold Bon Bon.  I've used a pre made one, but you could certainly make the actual Bon Bon yourself (Pinterest is your friend here!!) 
I've die cut a tag from black card stock, and 2 Holly leaves from green 
cardstock.  Both colours are from the new Ultimate Crafts card stock.  It's such a nice card stock to work with, if you haven't used it yet, I highly recommend it! To make a mat for the tag I've simply traced around the edge of the die on the back of our very new and exciting red glitter paper.  Pop your die cuts to the side - We'll come back and assemble our tag at the end.
Couture Creations has only just released this gorgeous pack of 10 glitter papers - helloooooo sparkle!  So many pretty colours to choose from.  And all importantly the glitter stays ON the paper!!! How many times have you made a project with glitter paper and get more on yourself? 

Using the scalloped die from the Simone's Style (Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Die Collection), I've die cut lengths from the red glitter paper and attached with glue spots around the middle of the Bon Bon, and on each of the handles (you know the bits you pull!).  By using the Quick Release Die Paper you get a clean cut first time. And the little bits just fall right out of the die. 

On to assembling the name plate. 
Now if you know the names of your guests, I'd suggest adding them before assembling the tags -it's easier to write on a flat surface.  But you can certainly complete your Bon Bons prior, and then write names on the day if you wish.  
It's totally up to you. Take your black tag, add 12mm foam tape to the back and mount on the red glitter paper. Attached the Holly Leaves (Christmas Eve Collection, Christmas Labels) to the black tag with your Turbo Precision Glue Pen (perfect for fine details) in opposite corners. 
On each of the Holly Leaves I've added these gorgeous 3mm Pearls.  They are brand new from Couture Creations and in 12 beautiful colours, compliment our classic range of coloured pearls perfectly.  I adore our 3mm Gemstones, but I can see these new tiny pearls will quickly become a new favourite. 
Once you've assembled the name tags add some more 12mm foam tape to the back of the glitter paper and stick to the front of the Bon Bon. 
And you're done!
A relatively quick and easy way to add some home made touches to bought decorations.  Your guests &/or family will love the personalised touch. 

I hope that you and your families have a very happy & safe Christmas. 
And I hope Santa leaves some crafty presents under your tree!
(Suggest he shop for the new Couture Creations goodies!!!)

Thanks for dropping by. 

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