Hello and Welcome!
Today I have a Christmas Muffin Tin Vignette tutorial for you. I made this from an old EKCO muffin tin that I picked up for 50 cents at a local resale shop. Isn’t it the cutest? They surely don’t make them this adorable anymore. While trying to decide what to do with it I discovered that some of the Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Dolls were the perfect size to be placed into each of the small cups. The paper dolls mixed with some of the new Holiday Idea-ology goodies would be perfect! I can’t wait to hang this in my kitchen this Christmas and throughout the winter as well.
Let’s get started!
First I made a variety of winter papers with several of the new Tim Holtz 2017 Holiday release.
Here is a list of some of the Distress Oxides Inks and colors that I used along with some of the stamps, layering stencils, texture paste, embossing powders and texture fades. I work on Canson Watercolor paper. This project would be amazing with any papers that you create or with premade decorative papers as well. Take time to play and see what beautiful patterns and color combos you create. (If you’d like the tutorial on how I created these particular papers, take a peek at my ’Tis A Time Of Peace and Gladness post)
Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Sparkles and Christmas, Swirly Snowflakes, Mini Swirly Snowflakes, Layering Stencil- Starry
Tim Holtz/Sizzix – Texture Fades- Simple Snowflakes
Distress Oxide Inks – Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Other – Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder – Opaque Bling,
Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, Canson Watercolor Paper, Towel
After you’ve decided on your papers…these are the next steps.
Lightly splatter the muffin tin with Picket Fence Distress Paint and a splatter brush, then dry with a heat tool. Cut out circles from punches or sizzix dies to fit into the muffin cups from a variety of your papers. Some of my circles didn’t fit all the way to the bottom of the tin, but that worked to have the embellishments closer to the front of the tins. Simply hot glue the circles into place and add silver pipe cleaners to cover where the hot glue was used.
Create a variety of greens to use throughout your piece. I cut several greens out of the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holiday Greens and Holiday Greens Mini set…I cut them out of watercolor paper and with a blending tool, blended Distress Inks in Forest Moss and Peeled Paint, then with tweezers and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat emboss and set aside. I then inked a little more onto them and dipped tiny edges into Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder, Opaque Bling to give them “a touch of snow”.
Creating the three Tiny Tart Tins-
2 tart tins were created to hold tiny vintage brooches and 1 tin was created to hold a Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Decorative Deer.
Around the edges of all 3 tins, edge Glossy Accents along the rims and dip into Platinum Distress Glitter Dust, then set them aside to dry.
For the 2 Tiny Brooch Tins, I wrapped a small white pompom with cheese cloth, making sure to cover the pompom, and adhered it with hot glue into the tin, I then added some holly greens and 2 of the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology beaded berries…I inked the white wire of the beaded berries with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink and added them with hot glue as well. The white pompoms worked great to lift the brooches and hid well under the tiny bit of cheese cloth.
For the Deer Tart Tin, I punched out a small scalloped circle from some of my decorative paper and edged it with Glossy Accents and some of the platinum glitter and then adhered it to the bottom of the tin with a pop dot. I then painted the deer with some Antiques Bronze Distress Paint, let dry then with coat with Matte Medium and sprinkle with Platinum Distress Glitter Dust. I then adhered the deer with hot glue inside of the tin and then adhered a couple of holly leaves and a beaded berry to the edge of the tin.
I then created 3 small wreaths to be used behind the tart tins. I cut Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Pine Twine and made them into little wreaths to put behind the tart tins. In order to make them “antique” I heated them with a heat tool VERY SLIGHTLY…It will melt them and give them a feather tree look, BUT BE VERY CAREFUL AS THEY MELT VERY QUICKLY!!!!!… I then patted a tiny bit of Distress Paint in Walnut Stain with my finger onto them and then let them dry. After they were dry, I brushed Glossy Accents on them with my finger and sprinkled them with Platinum Distress Glitter Dust.
I then decided what Christmas Paper Dolls to use and decided what embellishments to put with them. All of the paper dolls were edged with a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added with some craft foam for dimension. (The craft foam that I used was from discarded packaging from Tim Holtz Texture Fades…didn’t know what I’d use it for but worked perfectly for this. I just trimmed it down to the sizes that I needed.)
I used hot glue to adhere all of the pieces into the muffin tins. Some of the embellishments I used were the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Tiny Trees and Jingle Bells, plus a couple of vintage pieces, star stud and tiny star seal for the tree toppers, cheesecloth to give it a “snowy” look, and tiny pine cones that I lightly painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and glittered with the Platinum Distress Glitter Dust.
As an added little surprise I added two itty bitty gifts that I created with the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Home for the Holidays die set. Simply cut out 4 of the tiny package squares from the set and one of the tiny bows. Adhere the squares around a piece of foam with Glossy Accents and let dry. Heat emboss the bow and a thin piece of paper to make into the ribbon with Opaque Bling Embossing Powder. Trim the thin piece to fit around your gift and adhere with glossy accents. Adhere bow and then adhere the gift with hot glue into your tin.
To finish my piece off I stamped 3 Mini Swirly Snowflakes onto some of my decorative paper that had been inked with Iced Spruce, then the snowflakes were heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then cut them out with the Sizzix Swirly Snowflake Die Set, adhered them together with a pop dot to add dimension and backed them with a snowflake that was cut out of white card stock. They were then added to the muffin tin.
For the final Embellishment I dyed some Crinkle Ribbon to put at the top and hang the tin. I used Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap…Simply smush the ink pads onto the dry ribbon and then spray with water until it is to your liking. Dry with a heat tool and tie on top of your creation.
The possibilities are endless, so play around with what Christmas goodies that you have and see what cute vignettes you can come up with. Thank you for joining me today!
Have a GREAT DAY!
Creatively Yours, Stacy
Gather Your Supplies –
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Swirly Snowflakes, Mini Swirly Snowflakes,
Layering Stencil- Starry
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Oxide Inks – Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap
Distress Spray Stain-Peeled Paint
Distress Ink-Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
Distress Paint- Picket Fence, Walnut Stain
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Splatter Brush, Distress Sprayer, Craft Mat,
Platinum Distress Glitter Dust, Heat It Craft Tool,
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Holiday Greens, Holiday Greens Mini, Home for the Holidays Die Set
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Woodlands Tree, Tiny Bells, Pine Twine, Christmas Paper Dolls, Decorative Deer, Crinkle Ribbon, Beaded Berries
Surfaces- Canson Watercolor Paper, Vintage Muffin Tin, Vintage Tart Tins
Other- Recollections Sparkle Embossing Powder, Opaque Bling – Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Cheese Cloth, Silver Pipe Cleaners, Vintage Brooches, Mini Pine Cones