I've recycled a candy box (yeah, I'm still recycling...) into a Winter Wonderland using the adorable Little Santa available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy. I covered the inside with blue glitter paper and the outside front edges with strips of white glitter paper cut with a Tim Holtz On the Edge Snowflake die. I've added metallic and beaded metallic snowflakes to a few of the front flakes and a metal sentiment from Colorbok to the bottom.
I've made a lamp post by knotting the cord of a metallic lantern from Tim Holtz to the top of a wooden skewer and wrapping it silver and white cording. A white pompom with silver sparkles tops it off. Behind Little Santa is an old blank CD, shiny part out. I thought it sort of looked like a huge full moon (and it hides a surprise). The glow you see is from the light box I've photographed in, although any light seems to make that fab effect. Kind of looks like the Northern lights, eh? The "snow" at the bottom is a used dryer sheet spritzed with hair spray and sprinkle with glitter.
Although you do need to remove the box to turn on the moon light, the box slips easily in and out of the attached pocket.
Here's a closeup of the adorable Little Santa prior to fussy cutting. I've colored him with Copics and used a nice thick coating of white Flower Soft for the trim on his suit and hat. The cross hatching on his sack was done with Prismacolor pencils to give a burlap affect. My original plan was to add another of Mitzi's cute Sprite characters to the front, but for once I decided that more was not necessarily more. But that's okay. I've got her all set to pop on another Christmas card or project. Yay!
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