Wednesday, November 30, 2011

my 2nd handmade christmas garland

the second christmas garland is pretty easy to make.
the most time consuming bit was cutting the circles
and (ok ^_^ so there are actually two time consuming bits to it)
the sprinkling of glass glitter and drying.

as soon as the right size is determined, 
cut out the circles, then fold into half, cut again to get the semicircles.
i got different printed patterns in red and embossed ones in white.

punch holes on the upper corners of the semicircles 
for the ribbon to go through and link up all the semicircles.
i found a very nice piece of grosgrain ribbon from a craft store
which is thin enough to go through the punched holes.

to add a bit of glitter and shine to the garland,
i added chunky german glass glitter to the semicircles in white.
line the curved side of the semicircle with white glue 
and sprinkle the glitter over it.
shake to let the excess fall out.
wait overnight for the glue to dry completely.

the effect of the chunky german glass glitter turns out well...
as they are chunky and transparent enough,
they resemble frozen ice tips!

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