Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Set the Perfect Holiday Table with GlueArts!

Are you hosting a holiday event?

Have friends or family coming to your home for a special meal?

Designer Grace Tolman has a beautiful way for you to dress up your tabletop decor and make a statement!!

She used our GlueArts Accent It All vinyl to make poinsettia napkin rings. This would be a great craft to involve your children and have them make a placecard or even consider a vinyl charger for underneath the place settings! Make a few extra to place on a candlestick for the perfect touch!

Designer Jan Hennings gives new life to a holiday gift box! A decorated tag and adornments make it a box that is now a perfect holiday decoration!

Poinsettia Napkin Rings
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman


Cardstock- (yellow) We R Memory Keepers; (green) Die Cuts with a View
Pattern paper- Holly Jolly Collection, Echo Park
Die cut machine- Cricut, Provo Craft
Cartridge- Mother’s Day Bouquet
Glitter glue- Golden Rod, Stickles, Ranger Industries
Brads- Autumn Splendor, We R Memory Keepers
Circle punch- ½” Marvy Uchida
Others- Empty Paper towel roll; Stitch Marker

Make these easy homemade napkin rings and be the talk of the party on your next Holiday dinner. 


1. Add your vinyl sheet to cardstock. By doing this, you are giving the vinyl sheet more strength and sturdiness.

 2. Cut your flowers on the vinyl using the die cut machine. For two poinsettia napkin rings, I used three different sizes of flowers. 

 3. I wanted to add a little texture to the petals of the accent it all vinyl flowers so I ran my stitch markers through them. This little handy tool can be found in the notions aisle of your local craft store. 
 4. To add some “holiday shine” to the flowers, I added glitter glue around the edges of each of them. Set it aside to try. 
 5. While the flowers are drying, cut out the base of the napkin rings from the empty toilet paper roll. I measured mine to be 1 ¾” and my pattern paper to be 2”. This way, the toilet roll won’t be noticeable. 
 6. Then I used my Glue Arts Perma Tac adhesive to adhere the paper to the roll. 
 7. Next I punched out two ½” circles from the leftover vinyl (on cardstock) sheet. I punched holes in the circles and added glittered brads to mimic the center of a poinsettia flower. 
 8. Then I cut out four leaves (at 3” each) using the same die cut machine and cartridge on green cardstock. I ran my stitch marker in the middle of each leaf to create a crease and then curled the edges a bit using my fingers. 
 9. Once the flowers have dried, I started assembling the flowers. I attached the flowers together using the Glue Arts Raisen’s adhesive. 
 10. I then added the leaves to the napkin rings using Glue Arts Extreme Squares. 
 11. Then I finished the project off by adding the flower to the napkin ring using U Cut if foam adhesive. 

Beautiful right and love that these are made with our GlueArts Accent It All vinyl!

The Juggling Snowman Repurposed Gift Box

GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings


Stringlet Craft Hair (All Cooped Up Designs)
Labels, library pocket, reinforcements, Baker's Twine (Kraft Outlet)
Olive Vine and Maple Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
4"x6" Box, Resin Snowman on a spring (Dollar Store)
snowball pick (Dollar Store)

1.) Using rectangular labels, cover a library pocket. Leave some jagged pieces to add texture. Ink and mist.

2.) Take a kraft hang tag, ink and mist.
3.) Stamp the top of the tag with a Christmas sentiment.
4.) Using a round kraft label, apply the Craft hair to the sticky side of the label.

5.) Using Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, apply glue to the non sticky side of the label and press into the center of the library pocket.
 6.) Hot glue the snowman in the center of the craft hair circle.
6.) Hot glue the snowman in the center of the craft hair circle.
7.) Using round reinforcements and bakers twine, apply border around the box.
8.) Using a floral pick with small glittered "snowballs". hot glue a snowball in each hand, on his boot and at the base of the snowman.

We'd love to hear from you and what you're creating and crafting this holiday season!

We'll collect the comments over the next two weeks and pick one random winner to receive our PRO handle, new PRO+ Perma Tac cartridge, our Adhesive Squares and yes...our U Cut It Foam! The more you comment...the more chances you have to win!!


  1. Wow! I love both projects today! Simply Fab!


  2. Great projects! Love the repurposed box, and all the photos for the first project will make creating some of my own so easy!

  3. Wow!!! FABULOUS projects today!!! You go girls!

  4. love them! simply cool

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

  5. very cute...a lot of work, but so cute!

  6. Those poinsettias are the prettiest! This project will go on my Christmas To Do list!

  7. i've been working on christmas cards

  8. I'm making Christmas cards, tags, cookie gift boxes, and a wreath!!

  9. I am going to make more Christmas cards, and a few home decor projects- Love what I saw today, great job ladies!

  10. Great projects! I love the napkin rings! Very festive for the season.

  11. These are so adorable and creative! Now that I have a Cricut I really need to get some of that vinyl! And I love the reinforcers and twine - great idea and looks awesome!

  12. Love the poinsettias! They are so pretty and I never would have thought of using the stitch marker like this - really great idea!!! TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

  13. OMG! These are fab tutorials and fab projects. Would love to win some goodies. Who doesn't need to glue eh?Thanks a ton!

  14. These napkin rings are uneblieavbly beautiful...thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Both projects are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Julie G.

  16. These r soooo pretty & soooo creative & soooo unique~lol! Could u tell that I like -no luv them? Following via GFC & on FB! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Super cute projects--love the napkin rings!

  18. Fabulous box and poinsettia napkin rings.

  19. Great projects. I love to see different things all the time.

  20. Wow love both projects!!! TFS! So beautiful! Hugs.. Maggy :)

  21. Wow more great projects! Lovely and oh so cute!