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Decorate a Christmas Window :: Craft Tutorial by Corrie Jones

how to decorate a christmas window :: craft tutorial by corrie jones
how to decorate a window for christmas
Next up, I’m excited to share this gorgeous project from Corrie Jones! I’ll let Corrie show you how to make something like this, step by step! Enjoy.

I bought this window forever ago with the intent of decorating it for my studio. I was going to create a window for myself in that windowless room. Well, it sat and sat until now, when I decided that it would be the perfect canvas for a Christmas decor project for right in my family room. Of course, this really is a garland project, and that very tag garland can be used to decorate just about anything, it definitely does not have to be an old window.

how to decorate a window for christmas
I used a bunch of Christmas supplies I had here.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Gather a bunch of shipping tags of a size you like that will work in your space.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Spell out your holiday message.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Use your tag as a template to cut out patterned paper the correct size to cover your tag.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Cut out your patterned paper.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Cover your tag and punch a hole.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Here is the fun part. Decorate your tag. Add the first letter using pop dots. Have fun!!

how to decorate a window for christmas
Add a bit of darker patterned paper for some depth.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Step back and be happy with your small creation. And move on to the next one.

how to decorate a window for christmas
I like my tags all to be different, so here is the next one. Cover with patterned paper and use some washi tape as an accent.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Use a sewing machine to add some stitching.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Add some metal snowflakes. (These are just ideas to get you started. Create away! One tag for each letter!)

how to decorate a window for christmas
how to decorate a window for christmas
Here are all of them.

how to decorate a window for christmas
And what would a project using scrapbook paper be without some photos??

how to decorate a window for christmas
I now prepped my frame. I used my string and some tape to position where I wanted it all to be connected.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Sweetly ask someone who is good with a hammer to gentle add nails in your marked places and add your string. Knotting the string helps keep your lines in place even when the weight of the layers is different.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Now to make some snowflake garland. Punch out snowflake circles from various patterned papers.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Cut out around your snowflake.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Once you have a bunch of circles, you are ready.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Feed the snowflake circles through your sewing machine one after another.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Make ornaments our of the larger chipboard shapes. Leave the backing on the adhesive. Punch holes using a crop-a-dile.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Tie the string.

how to decorate a window for christmas
Now is the fun part. Decorating!!!

how to decorate a window for christmas
Be creative and have a fun time.

how to decorate a window for christmas

Your challenge: Get creative with tags! Big tags, small tags, plain tags, shopping tags…whatever you choose! Make something big, something small. Time to tag it up! Whatever you make, take a picture and upload it to your blog or a scrapbook page gallery. Leave a link to enter. Entries close at the end of Sunday the 20th of November. One lucky entry will be randomly chosen to win a $10 gift certificate to go shopping!





About Corrie…
I am Corrie Jones. I happily design for American Crafts and Sketchy Thursdays. You can find me at my blog, or at American Crafts and Sketchy Thursdays.

12 November 2011



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12 Comments for Decorate a Christmas Window :: Craft Tutorial by Corrie Jones

  1. Jeni Says:

    WOW! That is FABULOUS! I’m lost for words but amazing! Might have to try something for our home.

  2. Angie Gutshall Says:

    You did an Amazing job Corrie!!

  3. Maria Says:

    Love this project!

  4. Lianne Dawson Says:

    that is so awesome!!!! shall get me a window I think

  5. Kathy Says:

    I love this!!!! I really like the snowflake punch- can you tell me who makes it and what it’s name is?

  6. Amy Stahl Says:

    I’d really like to know the name and company of who made the punch as well? I looooove it!!! Have a window all ready to go.

  7. So.Creative Says:

    Oh wouaaaw this is so beautiful!! wouaw!!!

  8. Cindy Says:

    Ohh I love the photos on the tags. Would love to try and make for my craft room. My house just can’t take one more Christmas decoration!

  9. Emy Says:

    This is a really beautiful project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Connie M Says:

    This is an awesome project~I have the perfect window. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  11. Shazza Says:

    this is amazing!!

  12. Pearl Says:

    This is very very beautiful! I must try it!
    ♥
    Pearl

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