Monday, November 28, 2011

Santa Silhouette Light Box/12 Days of Christmas

Today is day four in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. I hope you have had a chance to look at the great projects that have been posted the last few days! If you just popped in to see me you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop with Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs. If you arrived here from my friend Gaby's blog - Gaby Creates you are on the right track.
Here is the full line up if you get lost:
1. Sylvia - www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
2. Sandra - www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
3. Patricia - www.creativediva98.blogspot.com
4. Gaby - www.gabycreates.com
5. Esther- www.forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com
6. Monica - www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com
7. Anita - www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
8. Jessica- www.chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
9. Sandy - www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com
10. Alina- www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
11. Veronica- www.mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Today I have another Christmas decor item. I really love these light boxes and I think they are so festive! Really, they are so simple to make and they look fantastic!
For this light box I cut out the image in vinyl with the "A Childs First Year" Cricut cartridge. I used the "fit to length" feature set at 6 1/2". The sentiment is from the same cartridge.


I inserted some battery operated mini lights. I tied 12 6" lengths of Christmas ribbon together, then fanned them out, wrapped some wire ribbon around the light box and tied the ribbon bunch to the top. I did a little trimming until I liked how they looked and inserted a floral pick on top.


I'm happy with the result.


Supplies used: Glass Light Block - Michael's; LED battery operated 30 mini lights string - Walmart; Coarse Brushed Cherry Red Vinyl - Oh My Crafts; ribbon, floral pick - Michael"s; A Childs First Year Cricut cartridge.

I will have a blog prize at the end of this 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to be a follower and to leave a comment. If you leave a comment on each day you will be entered in the drawing one time for each comment, so you can have up to 12 entries in the drawing.

Now you are off to see what Monica at Simply Cricutting has created!!!!

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22 comments:

Mom said...

Charming ! Everything is so perfect. It is a gift that anyone would love to receive. Excellent Job !

Ladybug said...

Esther, what an beautiful gift to give someone. TFS! :-)

Angiebug said...

Nicely done! I love these blocks.
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Donna said...

This is such a cute idea, Esther! I love having night lights and this would be a great idea for any season really! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Donna

GabyCreates.com said...

Esther, you just keep coming up with this oh so clever ideas! Love it!

Sandy S. said...

Love your block... TFS! I would love to make one of those.

Cathy said...

I love your project, it is gorgeous.
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jessica said...

This is such a fun home decor project!!
TFS

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great project!!

Veronica
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mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

What a beautiful project. This would be perfect for my coffee table.

Hugs,
Patty
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Victoria said...

When I saw "light box" I couldn't wait to get to the pic. I love light boxes too but have never made one! TFS
Wishing you well
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kimberly said...

great idea!!! love it

Monica Flores said...

You are a Vinyl Quen! I absolutly love this,

marg0006 said...

Nice decorating idea.
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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Esther beautiful beautiful. I love your light box and the different ribbon is a nice addition. I bet it’s pretty with the lights off and the ribbon flashing on the light gives it that extra sparkle

lindaplus3 said...

i love your project.... adorable ...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

pattyk said...

Very pretty light. bet it is beautiful when it is lite up. millierose651@aol.com

Addicted Scrapper said...

I work at Michael's and I have looked at those blocks over and over again but never figured I could give it justice...you did wonderfully!!!

Luanne said...

Lovely! would look great in any room.

Luanne
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cklopping said...

Love it!!!!!

meredemaison said...

Wonderful! Great idea! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Crafterkhush said...

this is lovely... Excellent gift idea...!!