Hello and welcome back to the blog for my last post for 2017!
What better way to capture the fun and excitement of ringing in the New Year than a few snaps against a fun backdrop! Read on to see how you can create your own photo area in your home using the DIY Party Board and Circle Clear Cut Punch.
Fun photos are not complete without a few props! I’ve used my DIY Party Board to put together some little party hat headbands. I’ve used some plain store-bought bands and some 12×12 sheets of paper from my DCWV Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack.
The DIY Party Board has measurements printed directly on to the product. This is super handy for a quick reference when putting together some of the many fun items you can create using this clever board.
For the larger size party hat, I used measurements for the guide marked ‘A’ at the corresponding numbers for that size hat – 11 and cut along the edge. I then made a second cut, using the ‘C’ guide at 3. This gives you the cone shape.
For the smaller hat, I used the ‘C’ guide at 7 and again at 1 (as shown below). I rolled the cones and adhered using strong adhesive tape so they wouldn’t pop open during use.
The cones were then glued to the band using a hot glue gun. I did have several attempts, which weren’t very satisfactory. I found making two small incisions near the bottom of the hat on both sides where they met the band, gave the band a bit more flex and the cone stayed adhered to the band.
Finally, some finishing touches came in the form of some DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape. I rolled some up and popped it inside the top of the smaller hat and also used it along the base of the larger hat.
Here you can see our cute party hat headbands in action!
The background for our photoshoot was created using my Circle Clear Cut Punch some more of the pretty Indigo and gold foil DCWV papers as well as some silver and gold metallic Bazzill cardstock.
I used the circle punch all over the 12×12 sheets and punched as many circles as I could get out of a sheet. I know I gush about these punches all the time, but they are definitely a favourite product of mine from this year’s releases!
I sewed a combination of circles together using my sewing machine. Each strand had 15 circles and was long enough for head and shoulders images. If you want more people in your photos, simply make your strands longer.
I used temporary adhesive to stick my strands to the wall. (In Australia it’s called Blu Tack.)
The last thing left to do was create some handheld props in the form of the year and some gems, handcut from the sheet of journaling spots in the DCWV 12×12 stack.
The 2018 prop was created using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board and some gold foil paper from a mini 3×5 paper pad, designed especially for use in Alphabet Punch Boards.
We had such fun creating these pictures. Beautiful memories of a year that seems to have just flown!
This year has been both challenging and amazing and I so look forward to what a new year, full of possibilities will bring. Wishing you a magical 2018!
DCWV 12×12 Indigo Craft & Champagne Stack