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DIY - Autumn Musical Centerpiece

Posted by Graphic 45 11/06/2017 40 Comment(s) Home Decor,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

Crafting is music to our ears, sometimes literally! Today we have Lena Astafeva here with her Enchanted Forest Musical Decoration. This lovely, custom music box has been creatively combined with imagery from the paper collection and a variety of embellishments to create a classic fairy tale scene. Check out the YouTube video tour to take in all the details.  This project would make the perfect gift, and speaking of gifts... be sure to enter our November #G45Gift challenge.  


Join our #G45Gift Challenge!

  • Create a handmade gift using Graphic 45 product
  • Upload your project to our Facebook page using #G45Gift
  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly 
  • Deadline: November 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST
  • You can enter multiple times
  • Winner will be announced in the December 7th, 2017 newsletter


With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to start creating those handmade gifts.  Use your G45 stash and you could be the winner of our huge prize package.  We look forward to seeing all the inspiration on our Facebook page!  


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Weekly Blog Contest:

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is a St Nicholas prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Stamped Metal Brads, ATC Alpha Banners, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 10th, 2017.



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Enchanted Musical Decoration

By Lena Astafeva


"Hello dear friends! I’ve made a musical decoration. It rotates and plays music. It is an autumn fairy tale." ~Lena 


Musical Decoration Video Tour


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Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • musical mechanism
  • flowers Petaloo
  • moulds Prima
  • acryl color


Looking to make your own Musical Centerpiece?  Here are some tips and insider photos from Lena. 

"This work seem to be difficult but it's not so at all!I'll tell you my secret. The  main details is a real musical mechanism. And for it I made a box.  I take the musical mechanism. I make  a base.  I pasted it with paper. I’m making a hole for the mechanism. I inserted the mechanism. I make another base. And I put it on top of the mechanism. Decorate the composition with flowers, and fussy cut images." ~Lena 




Looking for more home decor ideas from Lena?  Check out this stunning St Nicholas Toy Shop Centerpiece.  

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Santa’s Toy Shop

By Lena Astafeva


In my childhood I wished to be in the magic to shop. I believed that existed the world where toys could talk and move. That’s why I looked on the shop windows very carefully. Now I like tiny toy shops. So, I decided to make one on my own. It’ is made of. From the outside it looks like a shop. Inside there are toys and different things on the door from one side.  On the other side there is our family photograph and musical mechanism. I love musical toys very much. Let the magic be with us forever. You should believe in miracles. " ~Lena

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Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Thanks for joining us for this enchanting project by Lena. We love seeing unique projects like this that combine our favorite papers with other objects. We would love to hear about any your #G45Gift ideas in the comments below and remember that each comment here and/or on Facebook is your chance to win this week's blog prize. See you back here tomorrow with more fun projects feautring Graphic 45.


Happy Papercrafting!  

40 Comment(s)

11/06/2017, 12:35:22 PM

Wow! Stunning projects - the details are amazing. LOVE.LOVE.LOVE!

Kim Persinger:
11/06/2017, 12:55:21 PM

Lovely projects as usual! It is great to be back online and able to check out all the projects. Thank you very much for the chance to win!

Piia Hiltunen:
11/06/2017, 01:02:13 PM,

Lovely projects and interesting challenge!

Gayle S:
11/06/2017, 01:18:52 PM

Another lovely and inspiring project. Thanks for keeping them coming!

Martie Rollin:
11/06/2017, 01:21:36 PM

I love the inside embellishing on Lena's project! St. Nicholas is such a traditional paper all the images and colors. This is a wonderful prize package!

Michele Lewis:
11/06/2017, 01:38:08 PM

Simply fabulous ideas and ones that can be adapted for different occasions! Love them both!

11/06/2017, 01:41:34 PM

Stunning work!

Kathy Jo Wood:
11/06/2017, 01:41:34 PM,

The musical decoration is truly a creative wonder, full of enchanted beauty. You are such an inspiration, Lena. Wow!

Christina Seiler:
11/06/2017, 02:10:29 PM

Paper crafting is always fun, but at the holidays it seems so much more emotional as we make gifts and cards for our loved ones. Santa's Toy Shop project is beautiful and inspiring.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

What FAB & Gorgeous creation!

11/06/2017, 02:28:44 PM

What a talented artist, Lena. Thank you for sharing your pieces!

Deborah cook:
11/06/2017, 02:46:15 PM

Lena makes awesome projects !! Love the St Nicholas papers, I missed out on those when they were for sale. Thanks for all the inspiration G45 gives us. Your papers are the Best !!

Barb MacAskill:
11/06/2017, 02:54:40 PM

Love the musical piece! So elegantly breathtaking! Santa’s toy shop is adorable! TFS!

Sue LD:
11/06/2017, 03:08:58 PM

Enchanting and cute.

11/06/2017, 03:09:19 PM

Oh oh loves holiday paper too...truth is I love ALL G45 paper! Who doesn't ? Thanks for always having a give away, your the bestest!

Lesley A:
11/06/2017, 03:27:59 PM

So pretty and love the use of the music box! Perfect paper selection for that kind of project.

Sue Kendrick:
11/06/2017, 03:43:05 PM

It's my favorite time of the year, with all the Christmas ideas coming out. Thank you for the chance to win!

Vanessa LeClear:
11/06/2017, 03:45:04 PM

Lena's projects are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet Ingraham:
11/06/2017, 03:46:42 PM

I'm in love with the Enchanted Forest papers. So fun always to see what designers do with the lovely papers

11/06/2017, 05:03:05 PM

Wonderful ideas!

Cheryl Peeters:
11/06/2017, 05:11:19 PM

The musical decoration is enchanting! Have been wanting to make an advent calendar for Christmas. The St Nicholas prize package would be awesome, thanks for the chance to win!

susie doucet:
11/06/2017, 05:19:32 PM

Would love to win!

Uzma Modi:
11/06/2017, 05:36:06 PM

Such gorgeous projects!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Adore all your collections but I do not have any of your Christmas obes - Ideal for mini Kirigami box albums for friends for the holidays!!

Grace K.:
11/06/2017, 05:38:11 PM

These are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie Godfrey:
11/06/2017, 08:14:43 PM

WOW! I am amazed at these awesome creations. Real talented and creative people.

Glenda Buster:
11/06/2017, 09:43:14 PM

Both of today’s projects are lovely! Each would make a very special gift! My gift idea is hand made Christmas cards so this week’s prize would be truly awesome to win.

Kate LeBlanc:
11/06/2017, 10:26:53 PM

Beautiful projects today! G45, you make it such a pleasure to look at all the little details of your collections.

Olga Nemanova:
11/06/2017, 10:33:05 PM

Amazing!!! I really want to "visit" that Christmas room!!! Thanks for inspiration!!!

Judy Phillips:
11/06/2017, 11:26:34 PM

OMG! Lena is a true artist- what vision! Thank you so, so much for sharing these fantastic projects with us!

Karina Urth:
11/06/2017, 11:47:13 PM

Such great inspiration, and what a great prize

Johanna Knightstep:
11/07/2017, 12:03:16 AM

FABULOUS!!! Both of these projects are unbelievable! I love the dancing lady on top of the rotating music box. The St Nicholaus box is so sweet and will be a treasured memory for Christmases to come! WOW!! GREAT JOB!!!

Debbie Siddle:
11/07/2017, 12:42:00 AM

Magical musical castle décor. Especially love the way the window is lit. Who wouldn't want to get a gift like this? Very talented designer.

Debbie Siddle:
11/07/2017, 12:42:49 AM

Oh, and a wonderful prize being offered too for a lucky winner.

Debbie Siddle:
11/07/2017, 12:44:05 AM

I would like to do the challenge but it depends on being able to think straight just now with all that is going on in my life. Hoping to get my mojo back though so fingers crossed. xxx

Barbara Millar:
11/07/2017, 01:16:53 AM

Absolutely gorgeous project. Congrats to a well done ant a fantastic work of art .

Karen Ladd:
11/07/2017, 02:07:45 AM

Lena's projects are so beautiful and I love that Santas Toy Shop and Enchanted Forest music box.

Sarah Hutchins:
11/07/2017, 06:32:27 AM

Amazing projects, as usual. Love my daily dose of inspiration. x

Karen Rice:
11/09/2017, 12:45:47 AM

What talent--the projects are stunning!

Carol Jones:
11/10/2017, 06:51:22 AM

Wow! Stunning. I’m speechless. Amazing talent.

Maria Garzon:
11/25/2017, 11:16:37 AM

Beautuful projects with beautiful paper. Perfection

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