Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowflake Luiminaries

I love decorating my home for not only Christmas but also winter.  This allows me to keep my decorations up into January.  finding "Winter" themed home decor can be very difficult. When I saw these empty pails at Michaels, I knew they would be perfect for decorating the house.
I started by removing the handles- they just popped right off. Then I removed the lids and wrapped the edge with painter's tape to protect from the spray paint.
I cut several snowflakes from Winter Lace Cricut cartridge out of vinyl at 2.75 inches.  I love this cartridge so much! Remember when cutting vinyl to adjust your settings to "kiss cut" the paper- I used 3 Depth, 3 Speed, and 2 Pressure.  I added 3 snowflakes on each pail.
(On my old Expression, I used 3 Pressure, but on my E2 I had to take it down a notch so it would not cut through the backing)
Next I went outside and used Krylon Glitter Blast Spray to evenly coat the  plastic on the outside. I love this Glitter Blast Spray! i comes in so many colors.  It can go on sheer like this or over paint to make it more opaque. This color is Diamond Dust.  I let the can sit for a bit and then using a fine point tool, I removed my stencils. Voila!
Then I wrapped each handle with the new Martha Stewart Eyelash Yarn.
I also stamped the top of the lids with these petite snowflakes from "Snowflakes" set from Pink By Design.
I reassembled the pails with their lids and handles. I added some rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes. Taking photos of these luminaries provided me quite a challenge.  So I took a picture in my lightbox. 
Then I shut off the lighting.
I also took pictures without any lights on. I used LED tea  lights, so they have a bluish tone to the lighting.
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I have also added the Gypsy file for these snowflakes. Have a creative day and I will see you tomorrow!

154 comments:

Kelly Daily said...

Love your idea. I might have to go looking for those pails.

Kelly Daily
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Debbie said...

I love checking your blog everyday it is a highlight. All your ideas are so brilliant and creative. love the details that you give for instructions and the great tutorials
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Sandie Oxley said...

I love this idea. I work at Archivers and we have these pail there and we are always trying to come up with ideas as to what to do with them, thanks so much for the idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

jessica said...

These are so beautiful! TFS and congrats on being a guest designer!
jessica
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Houses Built of Cards said...

What a beautiful project!!! LOVE this idea!!!

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JuPooh65 said...

I saw your luminaries over on everyday cricut and had to come over and take a look at your blog. Needless to say I became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to seeing all the new projects you will show in the future. :D

Tracy P. said...

Love these-especially the led lights and how they make the final project glow. Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

These are Beautiful, such a fun idea!!!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy
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arat said...

I love Luminaries and your are easy as well as beautiful. Thanks!

Bonita said...

I love luiminaries, and these are beautiful. Thanks from a loyal follower.

Pamela said...

Love the lumenaries. Just came here from Everyday Cricut and am enjoying looking around.

cdm317 said...

These are so festive! I love the design, brilliant!

tani said...

I also like to decorate for winter as well as Christmas. Enter is very long here in MN so we all need something to make it sparkle. The luminaries are so cute. I really like them. Thanks so much Elizabeth.

bboo said...

this is such a cute idea. I have been looking for January things to make with my girls in my group. THis look like it will fit the bill nicely. love your blog!!!!!!!

irish said...

Very nice! Creative way to use the clear buckets!

Debbie from Missouri

bboo said...

love this idea of the luminaries. I have been looking for something to show to my ladies in my group. THis should fit the bill nicely. Great job and love your web site too!!!!

bboo said...

this is such a cute idea. I have been looking for January things to make with my girls in my group. THis look like it will fit the bill nicely. love your blog!!!!!!!

Karen HB (enderrud@xxxxxxxxxxxx.com) said...

You had me at Glitter Blast Spray! Hi. I am a newbie to your site and I am loving it already after just 15 minutes. Wikki-wikki-wonderful!

missstamper said...

Wonderful luminaries. My sister and I saw those paint pails at Michaels and were wondering what we could make with them!

The Creative Mommy said...

Love, love, love this idea!!! They are perfect for a home decoration!!

Paper Memories4u said...

THis is the cutest idea I've seen this season. THanks for sharing such a wonderful idea. Dana @papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! Great idea.
Kelly bloss4@sbcglobal.net

Margie said...

Gorgeous luminaries!!

lindagk23 said...

These are so cute! Love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win! lindgk23ataoldotcom

JaniceA said...

Beautiful, just love to see everything you come up with!
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Lisa said...

WOW Liz, those are gorgeous.

Gramjak said...

Absolutely adore your snowflake luminaries -- and the tutorial is WONDERFUL! It makes me feel confident that I can do it… and I greatly appreciate it. I'm a follower and always love your creativity.

Many thanks for the opportunity!

kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

Dawn, RI said...

lovely idea with paint pails. This is the first project Ive seen using them and you rocked it. ;)
Dawn RI

TiaKeas said...

I love your pail lights and was wondering how long the LED lights last.. Thank-you!!

Cricut Chao said...

so super cute! great project. I went to everyday cricut today and they only had some cricut craft room stuff up, nothing from you... um??? i'm excited to see your projects to be featured there.

Chao
cmouber@hotmail.com

Devblev said...

I just found you, and I'm now a follower. I love the luminaries. I've been looking for ideas like that, and this is one I will definitely try.

Missie said...

Amazing as always. I think I need some of that spraypaint! Oh, and I guess we now know why there was glitter all over your mulch!

Melinda said...

What a great idea... I've seen those pails in Michaels as well. You could use them for any occasion, so many ideas now. TFS

jordanbev5 said...

Love this idea!! Really beautiful!! Hope to find supplies at Michaels today! TFS!! Also, am a follower, and get your newsletters.

Sue D said...

This is such a clever idea and so pretty! I am a follower.
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Lisa said...

These are so pretty! That glitter blast spray is AWESOME!!! :)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome idea, thanks.
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Anonymous said...

So pretty!! Thank you for such detailed directions! I didn't know this paint even existed. DD saw this & wants to make some now. Thanks also for the givaway. Chelle
kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are great. TFS.

surfnfroggie said...

I love this idea and they turned out beautiful. surfnfroggie at aol dot com

Dottie W. said...

Those r so cute!!! I love the idea of decorating for winter, it's always sad to take down decorations...

littlen said...

these are just beautiful. tfs. looking forward to seeing what you post this week.
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carol said...

Love the pails. A wonderful idea

lindagk23 said...

These are so super cute! Love this idea! Love snowmen and snowflakes!Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
lindagk23ataoldotcom

meredemaison said...

Great project - very elegant!
(I am already a follower.)
TFS!!!!

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Oh, how beautiful. I LOVE them. Such a pretty peacful decor item to gaze at.
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CathyinMN said...

Your luminaries are beautiful! TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your luminaries are absolutely beautiful, this is such a great idea for gifts too! Thanks so much for the inpiration!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

JANLYNN said...

Another beautiful creation. These luminaries are just perfect to decorate now and on through Feburary. Looking lovely and a soft light source too.

Nanette said...

I'm already a follower and subscriber.

Your luminaries are beautiful.

Have fun this week at Everday Cricut!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Kris said...

I'm a new follower from Everyday Cricut! Love this idea for home decor!

Kris in Alaska
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SherriB said...

I love these pails. They are so beautiful!

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Josie0602 said...

I love decorating with winter themed things too and these are perfect!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Amy said...

These are just beautiful!!! What a neat project! :)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Cynthia B. said...

I'm a new follower. These lunminaries are gorgeous! Lvoe the shimmer they give off - so pretty!

Heather DG said...

Lovely indeed! I always try to think of fun things to do with these "cans" - this a is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

I have to agree on the decorations...I even started separating my more winter themed decorations and keep them to put out on the sad day I have to take down my Christmas things...makes the house feel a little less empty that way.

Cathy said...

Follower her, love these luminaries. I never heard of glitter blast, but definitely going looking for it.
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Marisol said...

First time in your blog. Love your crafts and ideas.

1jazzymimi said...

These luminaries are beautiful! I absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing.

paulak said...

Love the Snowflake Luminaries and the Glittered 3D Christmas Trees. First time I visited your blog. wont be the last. beautiful creations. I love how crafty ppl are!

Betsy said...

Very pretty! You have the BEST ideas!!!

Amanda said...

What a great use for the glitter spray paint! The luminaries look really polished.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. The LED lights are so pretty. TFS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

Terria said...

Love your idea these are so creative.
tfs!!

Pkrausen said...

love this project! I may have to make a quick trip to Michaels this week! IS there such a thing as a "quick" trip to Michaels? lol
Pat

centralNYscrapper said...

I have some of these pails and some of the LED tealights. I think I'll forget my ideas for using them and make this. Thanks for the idea (and chance to win)! BTW, I'm a new follower I found you via Everyday Cricut.

Orlie said...

I saw this yesterday but was in a hurry so I am commenting today. Love It!!!!!!

SugarBear said...

We do luminaries in our neighborhood every year on Christmas Eve . . . love this. Thanks for sharing, nice blog.

Nancy Curtis said...

WOW. Love the luminaries. I think I will buying glitter blast very soon.....

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love this project and the pails turned out really cute. TFS

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spelsue said...

These are stunning! Thanks for letting me know about Krylon's glitter blast.

Crystal said...

The luminaries are gorgeous! I have some clear pails & now know what I can do with them. I think I'll see if that glitter paint comes in orange & put cancer ribbon stencils on them. My hubby is in remission from leukemia & orange is that cancers color.

lighthouse said...

These are so nice. You have some great ideas.
Donna (lighthouse@bedardphoto.com)

nancy said...

I justjoined your blog and saw it for the first time. It is a great place for ideas, and I love the little snow flake lights you made----great idea---Thanks Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Suzie Scrapbook said...

Snowflakes are my favorite decoration to use at Christmas. I need to make these to line my sidewalk with during holiday get togethers. I love them!! Thanks for posting!

Sandy said...

What a great idea. I have those pails and was wondering what to do with them

Erin said...

Such a great idea! Might try those for next year!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the wintery look these have.

Christine said...

Love the luminaries. They are beautiful. They look easy and not that time consuming. Thanks for the great ideas.

Cricut Crazy said...

what a greata idea!!

Thank you

DonnaSue said...

I love the look of these luminaries! Gorgeous!

lanagram said...

Way to cute! I just love what you did. I just adore snowflakes and the cartridges are great for my snowflake fix. :-) Thanks Lana

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

Amazing!!

Jamie
Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com
Oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

Julie said...

These are so pretty! I love decorating with snowflakes or pine branches and cones so that they can stay up longer, too!

Congrats on being a guest designer at Everyday Cricut (another blog I love!)

Happy Holidays Elizabeth!

Gingercopen said...

They are just gorgeous! You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower! You do beautiful work! Very creative and inspiring!

Pat P said...

These are really, really pretty. Perfect for Christmas eve to line a sidewalk.
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kimberly said...

very pretty... love them - tfs

Sanguinartears said...

Love the luminaries. They are so beautiful!

Nic-e said...

Hi I'm a new follower. I found you from Everyday Cricut. This is a really cute idea. I look forward to your future posts.

Rebecca White said...

Lovely luminaries!

barbp said...

These are awesome! I have to find that Glitter Blast. You have such great ideas & make everything so easy to follow with your detailed instructions. Thanks!

Tanya said...

Absolutely beautiful luminaries! I have to get some of those battery lights! I already have two of the little pails...can't wait to do this project!

Kay said...

Love the luminarias....they are so pretty :)

TFS

Merry Christmas!!

Linda said...

So beautiful and easy to boot!!!

SiskiyouSue said...

I wish I had bought more of these paint cans! Your luminaries are beautiful... I only have one left, but I know what I'm going to do with it!

Wandeezy said...

Awesome job Elizabeth!!!

Thanks!
Wanda

Wandeezy said...

I'm going to try these this weekend!!! :-)
Thanks!
Wanda

Donna said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful luiminaries, they are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this idea and instructions.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Lillian Child said...

These would make such delightful neighbor gifts for the holidays. Thanks for the idea!

And I am already a follower of your delightful blog. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

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DIBritton said...

I am so glad for the Internet and creative people like you who share their projects with people like me. I can follow directions very well, but do not have a creative bone in my body. I love these luminaries. Thanks

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

wow! these are awesome! Definitely on my "to do" list now.

Sage said...

once again, a wonderful idea with great instructions! Sage

SeaTF said...

I am already a follower. These are so cool, thanks for sharing.

Tammy B. said...

I just started with the paint can projects, this year. I lined them with colored plastic "paper" then filled the cans with home made Chex MIx. The outsides are all Christmas decorated. I will have to try the glitter paint & these luminaries. They are beautiful! Thanks.

Ami said...

I love this idea. It is just wonderful.

Gayla said...

The luminaries are lovely! What a great idea! Just learned about your blog through Everyday Cricut.

Rosemarie said...

Cannot WAIT to try this one!!!

elizabeth s said...

This is such a great idea! I just ordered some of those pails from oh my crafts! TFS!!

ScrappyChick said...

I love this idea...I so need to try it. oh, and thanks for the chance to win a gift.

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d said...

I could see those luminaries at my son's evening garden wedding with a different design attached. Lovely

luvtosew said...

Love these little buckets and have been wanting to use them, but I hadn't come up with a unique way and this is awesome. You have great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

My Hyer Space said...

loved the pails. Thanks for the idea. agent3547 at aol dot com

Tammy Jones said...

Thanks for the info on the Glitter Blast spray. This is going to come in so handy!

Mickey's Craft World said...

THESE ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL...I JUST HAVE TO TRY THEM!!

MICKEY

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Martha galvez said...

Love these!! So going to have to make some maybe even for halloween next year! Thats for the great Ideas.
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Star said...

These is a great idea, just beautiful! Your instructions are simplistic and easy to follow. Thank you so much. Also appreciate the opportunity to win!!

Loster said...

Luminaries - out of cans - what a great idea! TFS

beetlebugmart said...

Oh, these are beautiful! I think I saw some pails at Target...

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CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh my gosh, these are so cool, love them!!

Zituska said...

I love luiminaries, and these are so pretty. Thank you for this great project idea.

howo34 said...

These are beautiful. Its a great idea for Halloween lanterns too

Jamie Pilson said...

I have love Christmas=I love decorating. I am always looking for new ideas. This is by far my favorite so far. Thank you!

Andrea said...

I am going to make these for my walk way for Christmas dinner. They will be so welcoming! Love them!

Andrea said...

I am going to make these for my walk way for Christmas dinner. They will be so welcoming! Love them!

Andrea said...

I am going to make these for my walk way for Christmas dinner. They will be so welcoming! Love them!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! You have mde them look so elegant. Keep coming with the inspiration.

Mamrnbsn@comcast.net

Peggy K said...

Snowflakes are my "thing". I guess this is one more snowflake project I have to look at doing!!!

Brenda said...

Very nice blog and projects. Thanks for being a guest designer - its the only way I get to see everyone's ideas due to my limited time. I am putting this on my TO DO list for this weekend, Wish me luck.

DebJoAl said...

Very cute luminaries! Like that they are winter decor instead of Christmas.

Unknown said...

Now I'm off to locate some buckets! LOL

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

These little Luminaries lights are so pretty ,thanks for sharing this idea now to find some buckets.
Marilyn

Kelly said...

Very pretty! I've never seen the glitter spray, but will definitely be on the lookout - it's a must have! TFS

mam said...

You definitely had a great idea or these....
Thanks for being guest designer - I will be following your blog.

Appleblsom13 said...

How beautiful...! These are GREAT!

Anne's said...

I love the blog great ideas.
Love, Love,Love the
Elegant Gift Card Holder what a great way to give a gift.
Anne
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Lori in Vermont said...

THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!!!

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness. I love those. I am going to have to pick me up some of the glitter blast. I've seen it used so many times but I'd have to say this is the best one yet. Thanks for your brilliant projects.

SapphireGyrl said...

I so want to make these.

maggie klein said...

Your luminaries are gorgeous!I first saw them on the cricut community site,which led me to your site,which impressed me so much,that now I'm a follower!Thank you so much for sharing.

Momof4inArlington said...

I have been a subscriber to your blog for a long time, but I love seeing you pop up as a guest designer! I love these luminaries! You've already given me a project for next year!

cbarnes said...

What an imagination! Something simple, but so very elegant and looks like you worked for days! LOL.. I love it! Keep the ideas coming!

cbarnes said...

Love it! Love how you use your imagination and take something kind of simple and make it look so elegant ! Keep the ideas coming!

Marilyn said...

I love following your blog. What a great idea.

Bast said...

Gorgeous! I have to find that glitter ASAP! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Michelle said...

These are really cute and super easy to do.... you give great instruction very easy to follow if someone chooses to give it a try.

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

ehbost said...

Love these luminaries. I plan to adapt them for summer use in my bakc yard.

Happyscrapin said...

WOW!!! They are so elegant! I love this idea and can't wait to try it myself.

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flipflopmom said...

Love this. I love to have winter decor so I can have a lovely house after all the Christmas pretties are gone! Great idea!

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Njeri said...

What a neat idea. I have never made luminaries before.

ckeller219 said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for another great idea.

Anonymous said...

A great idea for present wrapping.


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Doris P. said...

I see these pails and just.. mm.. what to do.. BUT tfs because I know now - what to do!! awesome you are a GD!! parkernana5@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Neat idea - I wonder what it would look like with a non-LED?

Stephanie
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