Burlap and twine are two of my favorite "go-to" [also known as "must-have"] embellishments. I love their natural, earthy look and texture. However, as we all know, opposites attract. This became evident once again when a brown paper package recently arrived on my doorstep. I quickly opened the package to find a goldmine of Tulip's Fashion Glitter and Shimmer Transfer Sheets.
As I am participating in Tulip's Shimmer Holiday 2012 campaign, Tulip sent me a great selection of their glittery and shimmery products to try. I decided to combine my "go to" favorites with Tulip's Fashion Glitter Shimmer Transfer Sheets and their Glam-It-Up Iron-on Glass Crystals to create a set of glass candle holders that will literally make the holidays shine!
Here's a tutorial on this holiday DIY project. In addition to the Shimmer Transfer Sheets and Glass Crystals, gather the following materials: burlap, three tall glass cylinders [hello, dollar store] and baker's twine. You will also need circle punches, a paper cutter, an iron, double-sided tape, and a hot glue gun.
First, iron the burlap so it lays flat and wrinkle-free.
Punch several small and large circles from the red shimmer transfer sheet. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the punches worked with the shimmer sheets.
After a few additional punched circles and a little more ironing,
I ended up with this design, much better for the intended project.shimmer transfer sheets. Since I cannot cut a straight line, I used a paper cutter, which worked out perfectly. Then iron the strips onto the burlap in the same way as above.
Then add a few embellishments:
Perhaps a bow tie
[also made from the shimmer sheets]
Or use twine to tie cinnamon sticks and holly around the burlap.
There you have it! Burlap and Sparkle! Who knew?
Thank you, Tulip, for inspiring me with your beautiful shimmer and glitter products. For many more shimmery and glittery ideas, visit Tulip at: http://www.ilovetocreate.com/
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