Good morning, Melissa here on this beautiful day down south! This week is all about Christmas gifts, so I made this home decor piece with a $5 frame that I purchased from The Warehouse. Sequins are so trendy in the crafting world right now, so I knew I wanted to feature them! Here is the frame in our lounge, amongst our other Christmas treasures:
The following photos show how I made it, step-by-step.
1. First up I selected a large wood veneer star, and covered it with gold glitter using Glossy Accents.
2. I just love this patterned paper from Heidi Swapp's Believe Collection called Pepermint Stix. I cut it to size, and then placed double sided adhesive around the edge.
3. In order to really make the sequins pop I needed to tone down the paper so I layered some vellum over the top. I made sure that the adhesive would be hidden inside the edge of the frame.
4. Being a bit of a perfectionist meant that I wasn't too keen on free-handing the sequins, so I made this tree template and traced around it with a pencil.
5. The final step was to glue the sequins down with Glossy Accents, making sure that I erased the pencil lines as I went up the tree. I used sequins from Teresa Collins.
And here is a close up of the finished frame. I contemplated adding a trunk, and a word with letter stickers like American Crafts Thickers, but I decided I love the simplicity of it just like this. I love how the gold sequins shimmer and shine!
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