Saturday, 14 December 2013

Countdown to Christmas Day 14


"Deck the Halls, with Boughs of Holly" she sings in her most angelic voice! Yep, I'm a traditional gal when it comes to putting up the Christmas decorations. They were never put up early when we were kids, they always went up around the 12th Dec and ALWAYS come down before the 6th Jan! 

Anyway, I thought I would share one of the decorations I've made that is decorating the fireplace this year...

It just had to be done, a snowflake garland! I was inspired by N@Ali 's creation HERE which she made whilst guest designing for Uniko Studio back in October. I really did like the idea of the ribbon stringing the snowflakes, but I wanted them to hang & loop a little more so I used so jewellery fixings. 

As you can see from the photos I went for silver snowflakes as the fixings in our living room are silver and they really stand out against the Egyptian Cotton colour of our fireplace. I used silver shimmer card stock and added some extra sparkle with some Cosmic Shimmer Silver Glitter added to each of the snowflakes using my quickie glue pen.

I'm super pleased as to how this turned out and it didn't take me as long as I had imagined it would, which is a bonus! It took me about 2 hrs in total and the longest part of the process was glittering the snowflakes. As you can see I have two reindeer stocking hangers which are keeping the garland in place. Now all I have to do is get all the other decorations up to make the room feel even more Christmassy, which along with a few other things is my main objective today!

That's all from me today and I hope you've enjoyed todays project? I will be back tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by :)

Card Stock: Silver Shimmer from eBay
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes, Cosmic Shimmer Silver Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen & Jewellery Fixings


  1. Ingenious Beverley. Decorating the house is my job today and thanks for the inspiration. X

  2. Beautiful snowflake garland, and I can just imagine how spectacular your decorating is! Lovely - and most certainly sparks the Christmas spirit!

  3. A very beautiful & stylish snowflake decoration for your fireplace. The stocking hangers are a great way to keep the garland up, beats the sellotape on mine hands down!

  4. How fabulous this looks! I have a small table tree in my hall decorated with your pretty snowflakes. much admired by visitors too .
    Hope you enjoy a very happy Christmas, your first as Mrs:)

  5. Stunning! A great idea and so professionally made.

  6. Very elegant. Have fun with the rest of your decorating. It would be lovely to see the finished result.


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