Hi friends! I am joining up with both Cricut and DecoArt to celebrate the holidays!!! Having the fun of combining both products in one project,I wanted to make something that would be pretty on a table top or a mantel. I made these Winter Village Luminaries using glass containers, and Cricut and DecoArt products. I was inspired by the idea of a little, glowing, snowy village during the holidays (This post contains affiliate links).
The supplies for this project are: 2 tall glass cylinders,five smaller,rectangular glass containers. A Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine , or a Cricut Maker. Cricut adhesive gold foil, and Cricut Vinyl in Olive. DecoArExtreme Sheen in Pearl , and DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in White Birch.
The best way to start is to paint your glass luminary holders. Always be careful when painting glass, and when working with glass cylinders to make sure you’re not applying too much pressure to break them and get cut. Stitches would certainly ruin the holiday spirit, so always handle the glass carefully. To get the snowy look, I used the Extreme Sheen paint in Pearl and brushed it on, and then gently mottled the wet paint with a paper towel until it had a frosty look, and let that dry. Once the Extreme Sheen was dry, I took the end of a paint brush and dipped it in the multi-surface paint and made little dots to represent falling snow, and let dry ( Make the dots above where the vinyl will be placed.).
While those were drying, I cut the Cricut images out for my snowy village.
In the Cricut Design Space™, I found some really cute , free images of houses and buildings. I put them on the same canvas and then cut those in gold foil to save on cuts. Once I had the buildings cut, I then found some great pine tree graphics. I sized those on my design canvas in two different sizes to fit on my tall, round, glass cylinders, and cut them in the olive green vinyl.
Once the painted glass was completely dry, I peeled my houses and trees off of their backing, using the weeder tool to help separate my images, and carefully applied them to the vases, making sure not to put any pressure on the glass. The vinyl sticks pretty much on it’s own without much effort.
Once they were applied, I arranged them on my table top. I decided to use fairy lights, battery operated candles,and pretty faux snow to make a scene with the winter village luminaries for a pretty glow. These are the the best battery operated candles, they look almost real!
I think out of all of them, the church is my favorite, though the little, four-windowed house is my second favorite. I love how the trees turned out in the background of the winter village luminaries. I would love to make en entire forest of glowing trees.
Are you ready to start making fun things for the holidays? Make sure to visit here to see all of the fun things the DecoArt bloggers have made!!!
And, enter to win some fun prizes to get your creative holiday spirit going! You can also check out my Christmas decorating book, Creatively Christmas ,on Amazon.
This post has been sponsored by DecoArt and Cricut. Opinions are entirely my own.
Looking for more fun, creative ideas? Make these hand-drawn stars, foam core houses, or settle into a cozy winter with the Danish concept of Hygge.