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Home Decor Project Tutorial with Crealies

3 D Spring Decoration
            Hi friends hope you are all doing well....I am so happy to be back in the crafting world and am so thrilled to share that I have joined Crealies as part of their International Design Team.
I very very rarely even think of applying to a design team as my schedule is pretty busy but I have been in love with the unique style of Crealies products for quite some time and so when Annelies , the owner of Crealies let me know that they were having a DT call...I applied following my heart!For once I didnt listen to the negative voices in my head telling me I wouldnt be able to handle it and a trillion other excuses our brains do tell us! 
Now I am part of the Crealies team and so happy to share my first DT post... a Spring themed Home Decor project featuring the new Crealies Cardzz no. 06 Bag Card Dies and showcasing the newly launched beautiful Crealies Mounted Rubber Flower Stampzz.

Water-colored Crealies Sunflower Stamp
I love rubber stamps and was super impressed at the delicate intricate designs on the Crealies floral stamp sets. I heat embossed the stamps in such a way that I got a framed border around the floral images .

Water-colored Crealies Hibiscus Stamp
Such delicate images are fabulous to  water color using Zig brush pens and a water-brush.To make the hexagonal shaped ornament you need 6 images. The Crealies flower stamps are all the same size and coordinate so well together. I used 3 stamps and had fun experimenting with different colors.
Water-colored Crealies Stamp Sets

 How to make the hexagonal ornament

Materials
  • Good quality thick card stock
  • Images- you can use stamped images , photos or any kind of picture you fancy
  • Good adhesive- I used a combination of liquid glue, the glue gun , carpenters masking tape and red tacky tape depending on what I was gluing--- will share in the steps.
  • Decorative elements- pearls, laces, ribbons and tassels all look good on a hanging ornament 
DIY Hanging Ornament
Though you can make the hexagonal units by manually measuring and hand cutting  it is quicker , more fun and neater if you have dies to help you.
I used the Crealies Cardzz no.06 die to make the units of my hexagonal frame.This die is fabulous for making pockets for scrapbooks, bags , envelopes and special cards but because it has flaps it is simply fabulous to create 3 D projects too.
Crealies Cardzz No 6 diecuts
The ornament is made of 6 triangular units each of which is made using 3 die cuts as shown above.

Creating the Units
 The diecut has a saw tooth/zig zag border on one side and you can optionally score this border  ,fold it up and use it to add a decorative lace like I have done or leave it as it is.
Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
Glue the flaps to adjoining pieces. Using a good quality wet adhesive is the best option here  as you get strong adhesion  and your ornament wont fall apart later even if you add heavy embellishments!
Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
Glue the pieces to form a triangular unit.

Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
It is easier and neater  to make your ornament if you glue 2 triangles to each other on one side.

Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
I suggest using carpenters making tape and binder clips or jumbo paperclips to hold your pieces together while your wet glue dries.

Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
Make 3 such units as shown below.

Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
Glue the pieces to form a hexagon...again using paperclips and masking tape with wet glue and going slowly will ensure you have a sturdy, perfectly geometric ornament you can show off in your home for many seasons!
Hexagonal Ornament Tutorial
You can keep the saw teeth edge side down as it looks so pretty when you look at it from below and you can also use it to add decorative die-cuts ,laces , beads or tassels.
The lacy border you can see here was made using the  Crealies Decorette XL no.02 die . It is one of my favorite dies and was sent to me long back when I did a Guest project for Crealies and you can see another project here : Teachers Day Gifts
DIY Spring Decoration
 The triangular units look so interesting that you can play with it to make other 3 D designs...see the half star I made by re-arranging the shapes.It would look special  as a Christmas Decoration with family photos and festive elements wouldn't it!

DIY Ornament Idea
Or maybe something abstract like this funky shape below! Hehe I think you get the idea!
DIY Ornament Idea
Now coming back to this project...I wanted to give a rich Victorian look to my ornament and added lots of pearls and framed the gorgeous images in Victorian style DIY frames.

3 D Ornament
I used Silicon molds and air drying clay  to make the frames.
DIY Clay Frame
I used a Japanese air drying clay from the brand Sakura which by the way is one of the best clay I have used when working with molds! It was super soft , did not crack, did not take long to take the shape of the mold and un-molded easily without having to use anything extra.
DIY Clay Frame

 I used a combination of double sided foam tape and hot glue to add the frames to the floral images. I  felt it was not a good idea to use wet glue and risk smearing the watercolored images!
Hanging Decoration

You can attach a ribbon or a string of beautiful pearls to the top of your ornament to hang it in your home or boutique!
Crafty Tip :Used die cut foam flowers and hot glue to attach the pearl string to the ornament.Foam melts with the hot glue to give a strong adhesion and the lovely flower design hides the blob of glue!
DIY Hexagonal Ornament
I hope you liked my home decor project idea!
Here are the list of products used with link to the Crealies website:

42 comments:

  1. Wow! Congrats on new design Team Member!
    Love your projects, a piece of art work with such finishing and inspiring Sonia!

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  2. Congrats on the DT post. They are lucky to have you and your project is so so so pretty with such lovely colours and stamps. The cards are beautiful too and the embossing around the stamped image looks really nice.

    Happy crafting,

    Monica

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  3. Oh wow Sonia, what an amazing project. I'm so glad you listened to your head and made it onto the DT, Congratulations. I love the die and the gorgeous stamps too.

    Sue xx

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  4. Wow, wow, wow, this is just stunning!!!!!

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  5. Hey Sonia...congrats. Lov your projects.
    Hugs
    Mukta

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  6. Beautiful project. You are very creative and talented.

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  7. A stunning creation Sonia and loving all the summery colours and flowers.

    B x

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  8. Wow!! Awesome creation! So much creativeness...

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  9. HUGE CONGRATS on the DT!!! That is awesome! I love love love love this! Those frames are amazing and loving this design!! Just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  10. stunning creation Sonia, love the way you colored the awesome stamps !!

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  11. What an amazing project! These flower stamps are beautiful and the finished project is stunning. Such creativeness!

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  12. OMG!! Your ornament is gorgeous!! You are so creative! Congrats on becoming a DT member
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  13. Awesomeness overladen project, thanks for sharing. And from where to get that mold ?

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    1. Pratham I got the molds and clay from hnmd.

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  14. Gorgeous project,Sonia.Love the pretty flowers.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  15. Wow..looks very Beautiful !! Loved the embossed water colored images and the frames are Superb !Congrats on DT role :)

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  16. Congratulations on the new Dt team and such a beautiful creation!! Good to see you back in action !
    cheers

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  17. Wow Dr Sonia, you always stunning me!! Such fabulous 3D ornament for your home!!! You deserve so well your DT position at Crealies, well done for your agree, even if you are too much busy! :D !! Love your project so much, thanks for the step by step tutorial and all the tricks and inspirations!!

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  18. This is lovely. You are so creative and talented.

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  19. Huge congrats on your new DT!! They are so lucky to have you!! This is spectacular!! Wow!! The flowers look amazing and I love the creative design!! Stunning, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  20. Congrats on your new Dt ! What a wonderful project you have made!
    Beautiful colors very nice.
    Hugs Doris

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  21. Congratulations!!!!
    Gorgeous, just gorgeous ornament and the tutorial is so easy to follow.
    You Rock Sonia :)
    Hugs,
    Myrna

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  22. Beautiful creation Sonia! I love those flower stamps you have used. Beautiful frames, you have made. Congratulations on the DT!

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  23. A fabulous ornament Sonia, beautiful images and gorgeous colours - a stunning project. Congratulations on joining the Crealies DT.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  24. Wow fantastic project and many congratulations man well deserved

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  25. First of all CONGRATS Sonia!!! I'm so happy for you! And Happy you followed your heart to be on this Design Team! It's perfect for you! Second... OMGOSH Girl! This is just FABULOUS! You certainly started off your Design Team with a BANG!!! This is fantastic with amazing details! I love how you created your own frames and the images are beautifully colored... AWESOME Job!! Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  26. Fantastic project!!!
    Congratulations on the DT!

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  27. I'm always open mouthed when I get your posts Sonia, this is another amazing, creative and so original project. So beautiful in EVERY way, with so many wonderful ideas. Love that it is beautiful even when seen from the bottom. LOVE it.
    Oh! yes, COngratulations on your DT post, glad you got it, otherwise this may not have appeared. LOL
    Faith
    x

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  28. Amazing creation Sonia..Loz

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  29. Wow!! Stunning creation!!

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  30. Congratulations on your new DT role!
    Well, you're off to a brilliant start with this creation. The floral panels are beautiful. If it had been me I would have stuck one on a card and been happy but you've taken them to a whole new level with this creation even making the frames to show them off to their best. Wonderful finishing details like the tassels. The team must be over the moon with your work as should you. Amazing!!! Debra x

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  31. its so very nice!

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  32. Stunning project.... congratulations...

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  33. Congratulations, Sonia, for the DT!!!!!!!!!
    This creations is stunning!!!!!!!!! Super!!!!!!!!! Oh, I LOVE it, my friend!!! Thank you so much for all the inspiration you always give me. Kisses!!!

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  34. what a beautiful project
    hugs ellen

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  35. Dear Dr Sonia congratulations on being selected as a guest designer for Crea lies. I am proud and happy for you my craft guru.
    The project is amazing beautiful lovely. Love u loads
    I made a recipe holder and gifted it to one of my friends and she loved it. They all know you dr. Tc stay blessed always🐞🌷🌹🌻

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  36. Hi Doc, absolutely love this.,xxx[aussie aNNie blog]

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  37. Wow! It's so beautiful!

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  38. Congratulations on your new design team post. This project is so beautiful. Love the flowers, the frames and the whole design. Your embellishments are always fabulous and each project is a work of art. I am positive they are tickled pink to have you creating for them, and they will understand if
    your busy career and life prohibits you from participating now and then. Enjoy the ride!!

    HUgs
    Sue

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  39. Welcome Sonia in the Crealies Design-team. I love your work and you've made a great project for the first blogpost.
    Hugs Wilma ☺☺☺

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  40. Fabuylous! You are so creative...

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  41. Congrats on new Design Team member Doc
    you deserve it
    and the coloring of the flowers woooow so adorable
    love the frame you made its so sweeet
    LOVE THIS Much
    hugs
    Monika

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