Tutorial: Chinese Lucky Stars – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Chinese Lucky Stars by Mairi of mairidesign

When I was at art school, my friend gave me a jar filled with these lucky stars for Christmas. I thought they were wonderful so she showed me how to make them. Thank you Wing Mun!

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What is your Christmas Inspiration?

Perfect for recycling scraps or used wrapping paper, which can be scattered over your dining table at Christmas, or given as a good luck in the New Year gift in little jars. As a relaxing family activity, it is great for calming things down when the festive excitement is high.

Materials Used

wrapping paper, pencil, metal ruler, craft knife, scissors, cutting mat

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Tutorial Directions

Chinese Lucky Stars Tutorial Video

1. Measure out and cut the paper into strips 1 cm x 23-35 cm (approximately – shorter for thicker paper, longer for thinner).

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2. Make a knot at one end, flatten, and tuck in the excess to make a pentagon shape.

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3. Wrap the paper strip around itself, following the natural folds and edges, continue until all the strip is used, tuck in the end and trim it if necessary.

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4. Using both hands, pinch the points and press in the edges to make a star pillow.

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And that’s it!

Conclusion

Now, start saving all those scraps and used bits of paper and create jar loads of lucky stars for your friends and family.

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National Weddings Month

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

February is National Weddings Month due to many wanting their wedding on Valentines Day or on the Leap Year.

Here at Christmas in July we want to feature your Wedding items along with a story about your item.

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says these tags are perfect for the couple (like my fiance and I) who have taken a bit longer to get themselves down the aisle! My gift tags are personalized with the couples name and date of their special day and are perfect to be used on table decor like candles or on guest’s bonbonnieres.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/256822336/personalised-wedding-favor-tag-we?ref=teams_post

Personalized wedding gift tags

Richard and Tatiana from DesignsTheLimit states that  they specializes in weddings year round and have been waiting for the arrival of spring wedding season. We specialize in providing happy couples with the perfect gifts to add to their gift registries and we often include a link for interested couples to start a registry on Etsy as well.

n addition to offering toasting flutes, unity candles, sand ceremony sets, and registry gifts, we specialize in toasting sets for the entire wedding party. We have an entire section of our shop devoted to groomsman and bridal party favors. As with any product in our shop, customers have the option of choosing from our designs, submitting their own, or having us create a custom theme design for them.

If you are getting married soon or will be attending a wedding this year, stop by our shop and message us so we can make your gift giving experience as personal as the unique monogrammed gifts we provide.

Start your Etsy Wedding Registry Today at www.etsy.com/registry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174538168/black-tie-affair-personalized-wedding?ref=teams_post

Wedding Champagne Flutes

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio discussed that We offer wonderfully romantic confetti hearts hand punched from vintage French language book pages. These would make a fun addition to the wedding plan. Slip one into each wedding invitation or use as reception table decorations.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265722141/french-love-paper-heart-confetti-2-inch?ref=teams_post

French Love paper heart confetti

Amy Hills from SkyPixieCornhole says they specialize in wedding cornhole bags. Many couples incorporate a special game of cornhole (bean bag toss) into their weddings. We personalize their bags with the colors of their wedding along with anything from a simple monogram to custom logos. SKP offers general wedding designs, as well as customized designs. Couples have even used their cornhole bags to announce their engagement! Need an engagement gift, wedding gift or bridal shower gift? We truly enjoy working with each client to create a personalized gift /memory.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/248653471/wedding-cornhole-bags-mr-mrs-cornhole

Custom Embroidered Cornhole Bags

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese states Who doesn’t like roses at a wedding. They might be in the bouquet, the flower arrangements or maybe rose petals down the aisle! These pretty rose punches are perfect to add to invitations, thank you notes or to the tables as confetti and can be made in any colour!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/229025552/50-pink-rose-white-rose-paper-punches?ref=teams_post

50 pink rose paper punches