December 21, 2009

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum Drums...

Special appreciation to Helmar and their preferred partners such as Elle’s Studio Tags and GCD Studios to name a few. The GCD Christmas Sleigh Paper Collection transforms these Paper Mache Drum Boxes into festive décor and creative packaging for gifts. Elle’s Studio Holiday Greeting tags and Vintage Christmas Flashcards cards add the finishing touches on this holiday project.

Paper Mache Drum Boxes
Elle’s Studio Tag
GCD Studios Christmas Sleigh Paper Collection
All My Memories Kiwi Green Brads
Hobby Lobby Felt Angel
Prima Flowers
Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Jewel Brads and Flowers
Hirscherg Schultz & Co., Inc. Tulle
I purchased these boxes a few years ago, holding onto them until I felt inspired. Have you ever purchased something and not used it yet? Let me challenge you this Christmas to pull out something from your stash and add some updated paper designs. You will be thrilled with the final results. To decorate the drum boxes, I used GCD Studios Christmas Sleigh Collection Pack for the foundation. This paper pack was full of beautiful foil, flocked and glitter pattern papers. The first thing I did was remove the cord trim from all the drum boxes. Paint trims in coordinating colors and set aside. One of the trims sparkles; I brushed Helmar Acid Free Glue and then sprinkled glitter on it. Then I cut the pattern papers the width of the drums. Attach the papers to the outside of the drums using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Place the trim back on the drums using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Embellish with flowers, tulle and Elle’s Studio Tags attaching everything with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. The boxes are ready to fill with treats for gifts or set out on display to spread Holiday Cheer.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

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