Friday, December 23, 2016

tinkered holiday round-up

Over the years I've had the pleasure of contributing holiday tutorials to Romantic Homes and their Vintage Holiday special issue publications. It's always an absolute treat to see how the words and images I send to them are transformed by their talented team of designers and editors into beautifully designed glossy pages on the newsstand!

By looking at the first pages of each project below you can probably guess how to make them; if you need assistance, just visit me at my tinkeredtreasures page on Facebook and I'm happy to help! All images are click-to-enlarge.

My first holiday "Make It" was Boxing Day where small matchboxes (a favorite project of mine) are decorated with scrapbook paper and printed-and-punched words. This is still one of my all-time favorite features!

Next came New Birds on the Block where birdhouses from the wood craft aisle are fashioned to resemble vintage style putz houses, originally made from paper.

Just Add Salt was a superspecial feature because the mischievous elf landed a spot on the cover!

Yup! There he is in the far-right bubble!

And from this holiday season, Festive Charmers!

In assembling this post I realize that I've done about two dozen tutorials for the Romantic Homes family of magazines! Special thanks to Jacqueline deMontravel, Meryl Schoenbaum, Staci Dumoski, Devlin Smith, Jickie Torres, Elena Oh, and so many more!

Thanks as always for visiting! Wishing you all the best health and happiness this holiday season and beyond!



Kit said...

I love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful ideas that you have. May you have a wonderful Christmas! :) Kit

sarah @ said...

Hi Elyse, I started a creative after school club last November and run it every week and both the children and myself absolutely love it. It is only offered to 10 children so I can give them individual attention between the ages of 9 and 11 and it is a very grown up club whereby they do the same projects as I do in my adult workshops. I love to tease them by putting out the materials first and seeing if they can guess what we are creating that week and then love hearing their little gasps when I show them the samples! We are going to be making the covered matchboxes and I have been collecting extra wallpaper samples for the last couple of weeks. I am going to do them for Mother's Day and I thought we could make some velvet ribbon corsages to put in them as a Mother's Day gift a couple of weeks before - I am not sure who will love it most me or them!! Much Love, Sarah x