DIY Happy Holidays Décor Panel

Hello everyone, it’s Aida from Life and Paper Crafting with a cute Christmas Décor Panel. I absolutely LOVE the Cool Yule Thinlits Die Set by Tim Holtz! They are adorable, and you’ll have so many ways to use them such as gift tags, ornaments, cards, home décor—the list goes on! I’ve used these die-cuts to create a fun and festive Holiday Home Décor Panel.


Figuring out the sets may take you some time. I suggest you put your dies on Magnetic Sheets or in individual small bags, so you don’t get the dies mixed up. The photos that follow will show you the dies and paper you’ll need for each figure.

First, let’s start with the Santa of the Cool Yule Thinlits Set. The eyes are very tiny, so remember to put them aside carefully. Using a Glue Pen with a fine tip is the easiest way to adhere these small pieces.

Next, let’s die-cut the Reindeer of the Cool Yule Thinlits Set. Using two different brown-toned cardstock for the face and horns shapes will help create depth to the Reindeer. The white center is inked lightly with Distress Ink Vintage Photo for stronger detail.

Look at how cute and cool the Penguin is with the earphone shapes!

Remember to die-cut a strip of red paper for the band on the Snowman’s Top Hat shape!

Once the faces have been assembled, I stuck them down on the Stitched Oval die-cuts using patterned paper.

I adhered a design of Snowflakes for the photo frame background.

With matching patterned paper, create a shallow envelope with a curved front. Next, arrange the Cool Yule characters inside. Layer the Oval die-cuts starting with Santa Claus as the central figure and place the rest of the characters behind. (Tip: Foam squares will help pop up the Oval die-cuts to give a 3-D effect.)

I used the Holiday Words to die-cut the title in bronze glitter cardstock. Then, adhere the title atop a Label shape die-cut that was run through Big Shot with the Lumber Embossing Folder. (See photo above for how I layered the pieces.)

For embellishment, stretch and pull a small piece of medical gauze over the lower end of the envelope. To securely keep the gauze in place, adhere a strip of patterned paper over it.

What are you adding to your Christmas décor this year? Try this craft as this will surely be greeted with smiles from everyone who sees it! See you soon!

Aida Haron, Life and Paper Crafting

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