Countdown To Christmas

By Lisa Kettell

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We are so excited! Christmas is only a few short days away. Are you ready? Is the gift shopping done? Tree Trimmed? Today we would like to share some Last Minute Christmas Ideas from the Beacon Makers to help get you ready for the big day.

These makers sure know how to get festive and keep the holiday spirit alive. From ornaments to wreaths, we got you covered. Let’s scroll down and see what they made. Just don’t forget the glue….

First on the countdown list is an ornament project from Beacon Maker and Designer Cindi McGee, Behind These Eyes. She created an adorable snowman ornament using a clear bulb, Makin’s Clay and Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 glue.


Visit her post on Home Talk to view the full project with step outs!

Next up on the countdown list is a fabulous Christmas assemblage created by Beacon Maker and Designer, Donna Budzynski, Donna J.Designs. There are so many tiny little details on this piece that make it even more magical. So glad Donna choose Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 glue for it.


For more details on this project visit the full post on her blog.

This time of year has us really loving snowmen projects like this super cool one from Beacon Maker and Designer; Pat Krauchune, Art4Liberty.  This snowman is perfect for the tree or as a gift. We love that Pat used Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip and Fast Finish Decoupage in this project, along with Makin’s Clay!

Pat Krauchune, Snowman-2

For more details on this project visit her Blog and the Makin’s Clay Blog.

Its not a party unless Beacon Maker and Designer; Christie Troxel, Ritzy Parties is there. This next project is beyond words fabulous. Christie styled a whimsical holiday party and created these adorable Gnome Pine Cone Name Makers. Plus she used Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac, perfect!

Christie Troxel, Pine cone Gnomes, Fabri Tac

Want to make some of your own? Head over to the Oriental Trading Blog for the complete set of instructions.

Ugly Sweaters Anyone? Here are a set of DIY Ugly Sweaters that I created using felt, sequins, and Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue. These ornaments are so fun and easy to make. For the hangers I used soft memory wire, but artistic and floral wires work well too.

diy-ugly-sweater-ornaments-Lisa Kettell

To make some of your own visit our earlier blog post. To see the full video and additional info on this project visit Home Talk.

Writing things down is important. But putting your thoughts, recipes and travel moments into a journal is even better. We love this Christmas Travel Journal created by Beacon Maker and Designer Tonya Trantham, Creative Addiction To Paper. Best part is Tonya used Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry for it.

Christmas Travel Jounral, Tonya Trantham

For the full set of instructions on how to make these festive Christmas Travel Journal, visit Tonya’s Blog!

Up next is this gorgeous Holiday Wreath created by Beacon Maker and Designer, Joan Kettell, Joan Kettell Designs using a basic evergreen wreath, floral picks, glittered holiday faux fruits and Beacon Adhesives Power Tac and Tacky Glue. This wreath would be perfect for the door, mantle or that favorite wall space in the house.

DIY Holiday Wreath, Joan Kettell

For more project ideas and inspiration from Joan, visit her Facebook or Instagram Pages. See this project here!

We aren’t done just yet…Next up on the Countdown are beautiful Rustic Rosemary Wreaths created by Beacon Maker and Designer, Erin Reed, Scraps of Reflections. These small festive wreaths are perfect for the kitchen, hanging on the tree or on the window sill. Bet the smell is amazing. So glad Erin used Beacon Adhesives Fast Finish Decoupage to seal the Makin’s Clay Ornaments. Plus some 3 in 1, Great Choices.


Visit Erin’s Blog to see the full set of instructions, step outs and video of this savory good project.

Donna is back with this next project on our countdown, a beautiful papery tree using Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 glue, papers from DCWV and Sizzix dies form the Eileen Hull Collection. The results are these beautiful Christmas tree.

Christmas-trees donna-budzynski

To make these trees please visit Donna’s Blog for all the details. Don’t forget the glue.

We aren’t done with wreaths just yet. Here is a fun vintage style ornament I created using tiny vintage wood ornaments, tiny tree trimmings, twisted pipe cleaners (chenille stems) and Beacon Adhesives Power Tac. A great project to up-cycle those tiny wood ornaments.

Christmas Wreath Ornament, Lisa Kettell

For more of my fun projects visit earlier posts here on Beacon Adhesives, Signature Crafts and my Blog!

Joan is back with another fun and festive Christmas project for our countdown. Gingerbread Ornaments using a mix of wood gingerbread men, ribbon, bottle brush trees, tiny wood ornaments, tinsel and Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 glue.

Joan Kettell, Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Last on the list are Midge and Madge Mingle. Who were live on Monday doing a fabulous No Sew Holiday Pillow using Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. These girls sure know how to have some holiday fun. One look at their videos and you will see why.


To see the recap of this live project click on this link.

I hope you enjoyed these holiday projects as much as we did. Stay tuned for a few more holiday posts before that great big day called Christmas!

See you soon,


Be Creative and Be A Beacon!




1 Thought to Countdown To Christmas

  1. Donna Reply December 22, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    What a fabulous round up!


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