Winter White Tussie Mussie

I am sharing another project from Christmas past today…the art archives of 2013.

Soft as the first fallen snow, this tussie mussie can be used all year long simply by adding different embellishments to the inside.

Paper mache cone
Cream Craft Paint
Lace panel remnants
Lace trim
Silver tinsel stems
Mica Chips
Matte Gel Medium
Shredded music sheets
E6000 Glue
Book clips or clothespins
Fabric flowers (handmade)


(1) Paint paper mache cone with 2-3 coats of paint on exterior. Paint inside the cone about 2 inches from rim. Allow time to dry.

(2) Cut lace panel remnants to fit loosely around the cone. Using Matte gel medium, attach the lace to the cone. Apply matte gel to cone base and push lace on with brush. Set aside to dry.

(3) Glue along the outer edge of cone and run lace border. Attach book clips or clothespins to edge to help the lace stay in place and set up.

(4) Once lace trim has dried, poke two holes on either side of the cone and insert silver tinsel stem. Adjust to desired handle length and twist ends on each side to secure.

(5) Glue fabric flowers to the front of cone with E6000 glue and hold in place with a clothespin while it sets up.

(6) Brush matte gel medium on random spots all around the cone and dust with Mica chips. Tap off excess.

(7) Fill cone with craft shred or music sheet shred. Add Christmas picks to inside.

Tapestry Tree Tie On’s

I am sharing a project from 2013 with you today.

These little tie-on’s are sure to add Victorian charm to your tree, garlands, or your Christmas gifts this year.


Wallpaper Remnants
Snowflakes (Dollar Store)
Matte Gel Medium
Wooden Stars
Ice Resin (optional)
Paint Brush
Silver Tinsel Stems
Assorted Paper Whimsy faces
Paper Whimsy Alterables
Silver German Glass Glitter
Silver Glitter Glue or Stickles
Fiskars Waterfall Paper Punch

(1) Cut wallpaper remnants or heavy pattern paper 11 inches long by 8 inches wide.

(2) Punch along each long edge with Fiskars Waterfall punch.

(3) Score and fold at ½ inch intervals.

(4) Fold all scored marks and gather up like a fan. Add Tacky glue to edges and join together using book clips to hold fan in place.

(5) Insert silver tinsel stem at bottom of fan and twist. Tie ribbon at bottom on silver tinsel stem.

(6) Add silver glitter to edges of fan.

(7) Glue snowflake in center of fan using E6000 glue.

(8) Paint Paper Whimsy wood alterable and wooden stars. When stars are dry add Matte Gel Medium and roll in Silver German glass glitter to cover star.

(9) Add collage image to center of each alterable using Matte Gel Medium. You may also add Ice Resin to images to give a incased in glass look.

(10) Glue alterable shape to center of snowflake with E6000 glue.

You can also use paper medallions in the center of snowflake and punch out circle collage images to take center stage.

Christmas Book Tags

Today, I am sharing something from the 2011 archives and a project called the 12 Days of Whimsy. You can click on more projects on the side bar of this blog.

These little tags are super easy and make adorable tie on to any gift. They would also be darling hung on a tree or garland. There are so many Paper Whimsy faces you can select to take center stage. Just print them out, glue and viola instant Christmas spirit.

I have added vintage lace, mother of pearl buttons, and small silver snowflakes using E6000 to each tag. I then tied seam binding ribbon at the top.

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