DIY – Autumn Musical Centerpiece

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 12×12 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!  

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