Hi Friends! Cathie here today with a fun Christmas home decor piece. It's a bit whimsical, which I love, but still doable with any Christmas time decor. I hope you enjoy seeing how I put it all together.

You will need:

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Santa's Wish

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Festive Trims

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Shadow Upper

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric Shadow Lower

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Curio Knobs

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adornments - Festive

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Vignette Boxes

Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Stock Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock

Dina Wakley - Ranger - White Gesso

Tim Holtz - Distress Paint: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fossilized Amber

Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss

Seam Binding

Tim Holtz - Distress Crayon - Ground Espresso

Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Ranger - Collage Medium

Ranger - Multi Matte Medium

Creating the Base

  1. Using three different sizes of wooden vignette boxes, cover each box with white gesso and allow to dry.

2. Paint each box with Fired Brick Distress Paint and allow to completely dry.

3. Dry brush each box with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint to give it a vintage look and allow to completely dry.

4. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Crayon along the edges of each box and smudge in with fingertips.

Creating Santa's Wish

Cut all the pieces for Santa out of any cardstock of your choice. I used Tim Holtz Classic Kraft Stock cardstock. If using, Kraft Stock cardstock, sand each piece of cardstock before cutting. After each piece is cut, ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This gives the completed piece more of a vintage look. Keep the mustache and side beard pieces instead of tossing them out as shown in the photo below.

Putting Santa together is really easy. Here is a video by Sizzix to show you just how to put it together step-by-step: Santa's Wish. To apply the mustache and side beard pieces, use 3D tape and adhere them in their coordinating places. I like the dimension this give his beard.

Putting Together the Sentiment and Festive Pine Cones

Cut the letters out of white cardstock and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Cut the shadows out of dark brown cardstock.

Cut the pinecone pieces, leaves, bow and snowflakes out of the cardstock of your choice. Again, I used Tim Holtz Kraft Stock cardstock. If using, Kraft Stock cardstock, remember to sand it before cutting and ink the edges of each piece with Vintage Photo Distress ink after they are cut. By sanding and inking the edges, they will have a more vintage look.

Putting It All Together

Now that you have all the pieces, it's time to put everything together. Glue the boxes together by offsetting them and applying glue where needed. It is easiest to do this with the boxes lying down on a flat surface. Allow to completely dry. Adhere the letters, snowflakes and festive trims to the boxes. For the snowflakes and letters it's easiest to use collage medium. I used multi matte medium to adhere the festive trims. Adhere the curio knob to the top of the small box on top. Dye some seam binding with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Spray Stains and when they are dry, tie them in a pretty bow. Attach a painted Idea-ology poinsettia to the bow and adhere next to the curio knob. Lastly, adhere Santa to the side of the center box and your done!