Hi Craft Friends!
December is here! I'm Dana and I'm back with a centerpiece home decor project that's sure to please. I used Clear Scraps Acrylic Sled Box. Click here If you haven't tried using acrylic, this one is not only easy to make but doesn't require alot of products.
Remove all 5 acrylic pieces from your package. You will need to peel off the protective film from all pieces on both sides. I like to peel off one side at a time as I work. That way you won't scratch your acrylic.
I covered the bottom blades and swirls area with some tacky craft glue. Then sprinkled over top some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter. Set aside your pieces to dry throughly before proceeding to the next step.
Now I took some Christmas cardstock from my stash. I traced and cut out two side pieces and did the same for the front and back pieces.
Cut out all pieces with a scissors. Then using a clear drying glue or tape runner, I adhered my pieces in place. Then taking an xaco knife I trimmed off any excess paper, being careful not to scratch your acrylic.
To decorate my side pieces, I applied a few Dazzle sticker snowflakes and swirl pieces. I added a Merry Christmas sentiment on each side as well as a 3D Anna Griffin Christmas embellishment. Here's a closeup!
Now you can assemble your acrylic sled. I recommend using Beacon glue. It's strong and has a permanent bond. Apply the Clear disc stickers included in the package onto each section where you applied glue. Let dry throughly.
Now the fun part of decorating the inside of your sled! I took a piece of fake snow cloth and tucked into the center area of your sled. I tucked in a few Christmas sprigs and pinecones. Added a small Christmas tree at the top. I applied some Stickles glitter in Christmas Red, Acqua Blue and Gold onto the branches of my tree in scattered areas.
With a piece of leftover scrap paper from Bluefern, I fuzzy cut this couple and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I bent the image slightly into a circle and tucked them on inside the front of my sled. To finish I glued a small Christmas wreath on the front portion of my sled. Here's some closeup photos!
I hope you enjoyed my project today! I think this would be the perfect centerpiece decoration on your dinner table this holiday season. We'd love to see your crafty makes so don't forget to share on our Clear Scraps Facebook Creative page!
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Until we meet next time, Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays to you!
Other Supplies Used:
Beacon glue, scoring tool, paper trimmer, xaco knife, Christmas patterned cardstock, Dazzle or other Christmas sentiments and stickers, Anna Griffin Christmas embellishment, Stickles glitter in Stardust, Gold, Acqua Blue, Christmas Red, Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter, scissors