Christmas in July 2017 ~ Day #5

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the last day of Christmas in July! Each Monday during the month of July 2017, there has been a post with a Christmas project designed to help you get a head start on the busy upcoming holiday season. There were a variety of items ~ from gift packaging to home décor. I hope that you were able to get some gift ideas for the special people on your list. Thank you for joining me 🙂

This week’s project: Snowman Tea Light with Window Box

How fun to remove the ribbon and tag only to find a smiling snowman peeking through the window! These are great for teacher/co-worker gifts and stocking stuffers.

    

 

 

You will need: battery operated tea light, orange Sharpie {if you want the nose colored}, card stock, patterned paper, window sheet, oval punches/dies{hat}, 2″ square punch/die{window}, 1 1/4″ circle punch/die}face}, small circle punch{pompom}, scissors, adhesive, small/medium black pearls, thick yarn for his scarf, shredded crinkle paper{box lining}. ∗Please note: if you don’t have any black pearls, white or cream ones can be colored with a black Sharpie.

 

 

 To create the snowman~

Measure the diameter of the top of the candle. Cut or punch a circle the same size. Cut or punch a circle in the center to fit over the flame. ∗Please note: I did not have a punch or die that would cut directly in the center so I had to use the next best thing which was a flower shape. It’s not perfect but it works okay. This step is not necessary. It just gives a more finished look.

Color the candle flame with an orange Sharpie. The nose lights up a yellowish orange but is white when off. It looks kind of nice if his nose is orange even when he’s not on.

   

 

 

Using two different sized oval dies or punches ~ cut out a hat from the solid card stock with the larger die and a brim from the patterned paper with the smaller one. Cut a small circle for the pompom.

  

 

 

Adhere the brim to the hat and mark the center. This will be a guide for punch to shape the hat. Line up the mark with the punch, as shown, and punch. Trim the hat to your liking and add the pompom to the top.

 

   

 

 

Adhere the hat, the eyes and mouth. Then tie on his scarf. Isn’t he cute?

 

 

 

Now let’s make the box!

#1} Box ~ cut card stock to 6 15/16″ x 6 15/16″ and score at 2″on all four sides.

#2} Lid ~ cut card stock to 6″ x 6″ score at 1 1/2″ on all four sides.

 

 

#3} Fold on the score lines and crease with the bone folder.

#4} Starting on one side of the base, cut on the score line of a corner square up to the 2″ score line. Miter each side of the cut square as shown. The mitering makes for cleaner looking folded corners. Turn and repeat. Turn and repeat. Turn and repeat. This is what the base should now look like.

   

 

 

#5} Repeat step #4 for the lid. Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of patterned paper and it adhere it to the middle of the lid. Cut a square in the center of the lid.

 

 

#6} Adhere the window sheet over the square opening on the inside.

 

 

#7} Apply adhesive to the four tabs of the box. Fold corners to form box as shown.

  

 

 

#8} Cut four pieces of patterned paper 1 1/4″ x 3″. Adhere to sides of the lid. Apply adhesive to the four tabs.

 

 

#9} Place the box inside the lid and fold the corners to form the lid. By folding the corners of the lid around the box, you get a nice fitting lid ~ not too snug or too loose. Place a bit of shredded crinkle paper in the box and add the snowman tea light ~the paper keeps him from sliding around inside the box.

 

 

#10} Add any embellishments. I added a few rhinestones to the lid and that’s it! An adorable snowman tea light and box set 🙂

 

 

 

Hints:

A magnet could be glued to the back for him to be used as a fridge magnet.

Add some ribbon or twine to hang him as a tree ornament or package topper.

Or maybe add a safety pin on the back side to turn him into a brooch.

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for joining me for this years “Christmas in July”. I hope that you have been inspired with some ideas for this upcoming holiday season! 🙂

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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