Hanukkah: Modern and Bright Layered Dreidels

3 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Medium

Want a modern and bright Hanukkah project? Use a bright white frame, handmade paper, and a layered foil paper dreidel to create just that! Add some bright white cardstock and make coordinating cards!


Hanukkah starts early this year, beginning at sundown on November 28th, the Sunday following Thanksgiving. So I needed to get some gifts done earlier this year! I'd picked up some deep box frames on one of my Michaels trips and decided they'd be perfect for what I wanted to do!

Supplies:

  • Deep Box Frames
  • Handmade Paper (JoAnn)
  • Foil Cardstock (Michaels)
  • Chalk Paint (Folk Art, Michaels)
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Digital Cutting Files
  • Digital Cutting Machine
  • Coordinating Sequins and Rhinestones


I had this gorgeous handmade paper in my stash from a prior JoAnn's trip that I'd been holding on to for the right inspiration and this was it!


The picture doesn't do it justice. I knew it would make the perfect background for my project. I pulled out coordinating foil cardstock from my stash (Recollections, from Michaels in bright gold, turquoise, and royal blue) and got to work.


The first step was to prep the frames. I chose this Home Decor Chalk Paint by Folk Art which goes on smoothly with great coverage and only needed one coat.


After the paint was dry, I sealed it with a coat of Mod Podge Matte. Then it was time to get to work on the interior.

I'd downloaded a beautiful Hanukkah set of layered files from Special Heart Studio. You will just need to sign up with your email to get access to a wonderful set of files that Gjoa graciously provides for FREE! It comes with a Menorah and a Dreidel and I used the Dreidel. I downloaded and imported into Cricut Design Space, sized to fit the frames and cut on my Explore Air 2.


I assembled the different layers of the dreidel using foam squares.


I used gold for the bottom of each then switched up the turquoise and royal layers for each dreidel. Then using the backing insert from the frames, I Mod Podged the handmade paper that I'd cut to size.


After that was good and dry, I mounted the dreidels using Aileene's Turbo Tacky Glue, let that set, then put them in the frames.


Of course I had to make cards to go with! For these I used a file I had downloaded in Silhouette Studio and then brought into my Cricut Design Space software which is easily done if you make sure you check the SVG box when purchasing your Silhouette image.


As you can see, I went with the Chevron pattern and in Design Space used the "offset" function to create the layer behind the Chevron. Then I cut those from the foil cardstock as shown, used a spray adhesive to attach the gold top layers, and embellished with coordinating sequins and self adhesive rhinestones. I cut white cardstock 10x7 to make 5x7 cards, then a gold panel 4.75x6.75 to which I added strips of the handmade paper and then mounted the dreidels using foam squares.


Suggested materials:

  • Wood Deep Box Frame   (In my stash from Michaels or craft stores / online)
  • Foil Cardstock   (Recollections, Michaels)
  • Handmade Paper   (JoAnn)

Carol
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  • Emma Emma on Nov 19, 2021

    Can we do different colors

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