I was just planning on doing the table decoration, but the bag would be so fun for baked goods or just any present you might have.
This is one of the glass hurricanes that I used for the project.
I chose the snowflake image from the Christmas Solutions. This is the layout that I made on the Cricut. The snowflakes were cut at 1.5". I filled up the page as I wasn't sure how many I would need for the 3 hurricanes. I ended up needing one and a half 12 x 12 sheets for the hurricanes and a half 12 x 12 sheet for the bag. If you do not have a gypsy you could also pick your image and hit the button auto fill. This will fill your page with as many as will fit on a 12 x 12 sheet for the size you've chosen.
This is what the images look like after they are cut for the hurricanes. I will say it was time consuming to get all the little pieces out of the snowflakes, but well worth it. The bag's snowflakes are just as pretty with the shadow feature. However, I do think for the hurricanes it is nice to have all the light shining through the cuts.
Here are the directions to fuse the wax paper:
|These are the snowflakes used for the hurricanes.|
I laid the grocery bag down first, then the wax paper and placed the snowflakes randomly.
I then placed the next sheet of wax paper over the snowflakes. Make sure that both sheets of wax paper are cut to the same size.
The next grocery bag was placed over the wax paper.
Lastly, the iron is set to the highest setting (no steam). I ironed over the bag to fuse the wax papers together with the snowflakes in between.
The wax paper is then trimmed to fit around the hurricane. Per Martha, you can measure the outer diameter, multiply by pi --3.14 and add 1/2" for overlap. The wrap is then secured using double sided tape. The easiest way to do this is to place a strip the length of one of the edges of the paper. Begin wrapping with the side that doesn't have the tape. Adhere the taped side to the non taped side.
Another nice thing about this project is that the tape is not attached to the glass, so you can still use the hurricane for future uses.
So there you have it. If you have any questions please let me know:)
Double sided Tape
Snowflakes - Christmas Solutions 1.5"
Bag - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 10.86"
Tea lights or LED battery operated lights
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