Christmas in July Creative Embellishments

Hello all, welcome back and with it being the month of July, we are half way to Christmas. So why not get ready and start making those homemade Christmas presents. I was hashing some ideas around with a good friend at work and Roberta suggested refrigerate magnets and chip clips.  I popped onto Amazon and ordered a set of each.  I knew I could come up with something fun and individualized. I am sure I will make more sets of these as we get closer to Christmas.

One of the set I made was with the lovers hearts set. I painted the background first and then did some heat embossing over the top. I added a simple sentiment to the top of each heart.


A few close-ups of this set.

hearts 2

I added a little texture on the base of the magnets with the Chevron stencil and some sand paste.

hearts 1

I really like the Embossing on this one, the swirls really pop out with the embossing.

hearts 5

Another set I made was using the Ceiling Medallions. I really enjoy the quietness and relaxation I get with painting. I simply picked some bright colours and sat with a fine paint brush and painted the details that are in each piece.


Here are a few close-ups of this set. I topped off each one with a little matching bling in the centre.

menedala 3

I finished both of these off with a layer of Satin Varnish to give it a shine on top surface.

menedala 1

menedala 5

The last set for now I decieded to do some rust and some steampunk. I love my gears. Rustic Magnets

It’s always fun to play with rust effect paste and gears. I added a few layers of gears to the magnets and topped each off with a few bits from the screws, bolts and nuts set.  I love the layers you can add with the different colour of the rust pastes. These ones might just end up in my stocking this December.

Rustic Magnets 1

Rustic Magnets 2


Here is a short video of the creative journey.

Thank you for watching and thanks for stopping by. Never to late to get started on those Christmas projects.




Screws Bolts and Nuts

Lovers Heart Set 2

Ceiling Medallions

Chevron Stencil

Finnabair Rust Effects Pastes

Andy Skinner Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Word Sticker

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics

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