This kit is for personal use ONLY. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell any part of this design or the instructions without my permission. Pre-Cut Christmas Accessories @2021 Jacqueline Smith
Before you start your new kit, think about how you will want to decorate it. You can paint the accessories, paint the accessories and glitter them, glitter just some of the accessories, use the kit pieces as a guide to cut out decorative paper that you can glue onto the accessories, or just leave the accessories bare for a a modern look. If you leave any portion of the accessories as unpainted cardboard, I suggest spraying with a matte acrylic sealer like Krylon or Modge Podge Sealer.
Suggested Material List . . .
- Pre-cut kit has been cut from white & brown Kraft Board. This is equivalent to 120 lb cover cardstock or cardboard. Little red bows are cut from glitter tape.
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I put it in a bottle with a thin metal tip. If you are new to making kits, you may want to use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue as this allows more time for you to reposition your pieces if you make a mistake.
- Multi-surface satin finish acrylic paints in your color choices. Two coats are usually required.
- Various colors of glitter and Modge Podge.
- DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
- To make the snow: Woodland Flex Paste, Woodland Soft Flake Snow, and Hemway White Ultra Sparkle Glitter. Apply the flex paste and sprinkle a combination of the soft flake snow and Ultra sparkle glitter over it while it is wet. Use a little Modge Podge on a brush to add more of the snow mixture once the flex paste is dry.
I vary snowmen, so yours may look different.
Constructing the Tree
Tutorial on how to construct the tree can be found here. I chose to just paint my tree, brushing out from the inside to the edges, and purposely leaving streaks so that it would look like needles on branches. I then brushed Modge Podge on the branch tips and in the snowflake cutouts of the tree, and dipped in the mixture of Woodland Soft Flake Snow and Hemway glitter. I planted the tree in a drift of snow made of Woodland Flex Paste, with the glitter mixture sprinkled over it.
For the rest of the accessories I used either paint or glitter, or a combination of the two. If you have a Dollar Store nearby, you can find fine glitter in Christmas colors at this time of year. You can also sometimes find washi tape. I decorated my candy canes with white and red striped metallic washi tape.
For the icicles, I dabbed a bit of the Woodland paste on the edge of the roof with a paintbrush, then used the paintbrush to drag each blob downward. I then sprinkled with the glitter mixture.