Friday, December 16, 2011

Show Me St.Louis Christmas Crafts!!

Hard to believe that it's time for the holiday crafts for Show Me St.Louis!

I'd like to give a special thank you to my generous sponsor...HandBEHG Felts! Tami is not only a generous sponsor...she is one talented gal herself!

I would encourage you to visit her website, sign up to receive her emails and then go shop shop shop! The felted balls are so fun to work with and I've only touched on the very tip top of what you can do with them!

Christmas NOEL Shadowbox
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

GlueArts Glue Glider PRO+ PermaTac  Adhesive
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
GlueArts U Cut It Foam (
HandBEGH Felted Balls Size 1.5cm and 2cm assorted (
Cricut Expression2  Diecut Machine and Alphabet Essentials Cartridges
Crate Paper Peppermint Papers, Stickers & Chipboard
The Twinery Baker’s Twines
Black Shadowbox
Colorbox Inks
May Arts Ribbons


1) Select the papers or felt colors you would to use for the letters. Hand cut or use a diecut machine, such as the Cricut Expression 2, to cut the letters. These letters were cut between 5 and 7 inches in size. Some other suggested word choices…Wish, Cheer, Love, JOY, Peace, Family…just adjust the letter size to fit inside the shadowbox.  

2) Next adhere the letters using the Glue Glider Pro to the background of the shadowbox. Cut out pieces of U Cut It Foam and adhere to the backside of the inked chipboard ornaments. Attach the end of the twine to the foam before adhering to back of frame.  Be sure to select various ornaments or embellishments  for the depending on the word you chose. Remember embellishments work best in odd numbers.

3) Select your colors of HandBEGH ( felted balls and place those randomly into the bottom of the shadowbox. Adjust them to sit how you prefer with the word background. Then close up the box.

4) Next add a bit of holiday ribbon to the right corner and finish off with a beautiful layered sticker.

 Tip…this craft was made to coordinate with my holiday d├ęcor…you can alter the look just by changing the color scheme, frame color and more. You can make this type of wall art for any theme too, occasion and size…well almost any size! 

Burlap & Sparkle Mesh Trees
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
GlueArts Hot Glue Gun (
HandBEGH Felts Felted Balls 1.5cm and 2cm assorted colors (  
Silver Beads
Silver Pins
The Twinery's Bakers Twines
Paper Mache Cone Tree
Mesh Tree (found at Marshall's)

Instructions for Mesh Sparkle Tree:

This one is so's almost silly! Simply adhere felt balls onto tree using GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares. Then pin beads right onto's THAT quick, simple and yet absolutely beautiful when done!

Instructions for Burlap Tree:

1) Wrap burlap around cone tree. Trim off any extra fabric. Hot glue onto paper mache base...tuck bottom fabric into base of cone and secure with hot glue.

2) Next using HandBEHG felted balls in 1cm and 1.5 cm... string onto baker's twine. String them in various sizes and colors (or in specific colors as HandBEHG felts offers just about every color of the rainbow!!)

3) Next wrap baker's twine around tree (without balls) for added color. Then add strung garland around tree. Secure the ends with a touch of hot glue. 

Consider a trio of trees as everything looks best in groups of 3! Make different sizes...cover an entire tree with the HandBEGH felt balls...all one color or multiple colors...have fun!!

Please check back in tomorrow for more of today's crafts featured on KSDK's Show Me St.Louis!!

Merry Christmas!! (and happy crafting from the Craft Mom!)


  1. I love all of the felted balls, Julia-- have been obsessing lately about making some. Maybe after Christmas when I have more time? ;-) everything is gorgeous!

  2. Awesome job! Great segment this afternoon on ShowMe St. Louis! You put together some really great projects using HandBEHG Felts....thanks so much!

  3. Look at these adorable holiday creations! How fabulous! Now I want to do Christmas again. :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Julia!

  4. love cute and bright!


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