21 Dec

12 drummers drumming!

It’s the last of our 12 Days of Christmas craft projects and we go out with a bang, with this great tutorial from Rambling Boots for making your own drum.

We’ve had such a brilliant time over the last 12 days, bringing you all sorts of amazing craft projects from bloggers from here, there and everywhere as part of our 12 Days of Christmas feature but, sadly, all good things must come to an end. Here’s our last Christmassy tutorial, from Jo Nevill of Rambling Boots.

You’ll need

empty snack container
BoBunny Snowfall 12x12” patterned paper
pompom trim
silver rope trim
Whiff of Joy Wee with Drum rubber stamp
Copic markers
Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Marshmallow & Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Kars wooden snowflakes
metal snowflake embellishments
bronze jingle bells
drinks stirrers
tacky glue
double-sided tape
Sticky Fixers
heat gun

Simply make

1 Cut the container in half and tape the lid back on. Draw around the lid on the Snowfall paper to make a cover and cut out.
2 Cover the outside of the container in Snowfall paper. Attach the Snowfall paper cover to the top of the lid using double-sided tape.
3 Run some double-sided tape around the top and bottom of the drum and attach some pompom trim, gluing each pompom down on the bottom of the drum so they don’t fall down when you turn it over.
4 Spray the drum with some Glimmer Mist, then attach the silver rope trim around the drum using a heat gun.
5 Stamp and colour your image using Copic markers, then cut it out and ink the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Attach a border to the centre of the drum.
6 Ink some wooden snowflakes using Vintage Photo ink and attach three bells to the centre of one snowflake. Make two bows from twine and attach to the lid of the drum.  Adhere the bells to a snowflake and, when dry, attach the snowflake to the centre of the bows.
7 Affix the image to the drum and attach the metal snowflakes and the remaining wooden snowflake.
8 Cut the ends off your drinks stirrers to make drumsticks, then apply tacky glue and wind twine around them. Once dry, ink with Vintage Photo ink and adhere to the drum to finish.

So there you have it – our Christmas extravaganza is over. We hope you’ve enjoyed all the projects we’ve brought you over the last 12 days and are feeling suitably inspired to get crafting. Which was your favourite project and which designer would you like to see more from?

Don't forget to send us in any pictures of your own projects for our online gallery. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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