Christmas Tree Frame with Fairy Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

November 10, 2015

Hi, It’s Marsha, back again with some easy peasy Shimmer Sheetz Christmas decor!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

Do you ever go to a store determined to find something cute and then come back empty-handed because every time you saw something there, you heard this voice in your head saying: ‘I can make that!’ Or: ‘I would totally buy that, if only it would come in another colour’… ?!

Well, it happened to me this week: I went to the garden centre to look at what’s new in Christmas decor and I found this wooden Christmas tree frame with fairy lights that I liked. Except the colours were not to my taste and then I thought: I wonder if I can customize it… Or… maybe I can just make something similar using my dies and Shimmer Sheetz!

Here’s how I created it:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

1. Get a piece of 3/8 inch square dowel and cut it into three parts to create a triangle shape. Glue the dowel pieces together with wood glue or a strong craft adhesive.

I’m not a wood worker and nor is my husband, but I just told him what I had in mind and he made something up. I don’t think he even measured it! The bottom dowel ended up 6.7 inches and the upright dowels are about 9.45 inches long.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

2. Paint the tree frame to match your holiday decor!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Fairy Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

3. Add a wooden building block or something similar to give the tree a trunk.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

4. Choose three or four colours of Shimmer Sheetz and use Ornament Set 4 to die-cut 5 or 6 ornament shapes.

Remember that you need a Metal Adaptor Plate to be able to die-cut through Shimmer Sheetz with intricate dies like the ornament shapes!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

5. Add Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a scrap of Shimmer Sheetz before you die-cut the little ornament hanger. Remove the protective sheet and stick it on the ornament.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

6. Wrap a small string of fairy lights around the Christmas tree frame.

I found these micro-LED lights at the garden centre. I didn’t use anything to fix them to the frame, I was able to just bend the wire around the frame and it stayed put on its own.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

7. Use jump rings to hang the Shimmer Sheetz ornaments on the wire.

I like to use two pliers to bend the jump rings open (like you see in the photo above) and I close the ring (on the wire, with the Shimmer Sheetz ornament attached) by bending it in the exact opposite direction before closing it.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

8. Find your Christmas tree frame a place in your home and turn on the lights!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Christmas Tree Frame with Twinkle Lights and Shimmer Sheetz Ornaments

Have a wonderful day!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1065 Ornament Set 4
508 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 64 mm
Shimmer Sheetz
803 Cuttlebug and Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

Other:
3/8 inch Square dowel
Wooden building block
Micro LED fairy lights
Wood glue
Paint
Jump rings

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  • Cheryl Robertson November 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Very nice! I only have a cuddle bug. Is there a way to cut shimmer sheets with a cuddle bug?

  • Dr.a.christopher November 10, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    So nice

    • Marsha Valk November 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you!

  • Raquel Mason November 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Great idea!

    • Marsha Valk November 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Raquel!

  • Kathleen Adams November 10, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Oh my gosh, I love this so much! Thank you!

    • Marsha Valk November 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Glad you like it Kathleen!

  • BeverlyBL November 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful! I love it. Thanks so much for this great idea.

    • Marsha Valk November 12, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you Beverly!

  • Marjorie November 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

    That’s very creative. I love it. Thanks so much for the idea and the tutorial.

    • Marsha Valk November 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Thank you Marjorie!

  • Joan Bettati November 10, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Love this. So cute and doable

    • Marsha Valk November 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Thank you Joan!

  • judi kauffman November 10, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Fabulous project and wonderful instructions, Marsha.

    • Marsha Valk November 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thank you Judi!

  • mjmarmo November 10, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Very cool!

    • Marsha Valk November 10, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thank you MJMARMO!