Thursday, December 25, 2014


Hello friends, hope you all are enjoying your holidays!! As today is Christmas am sharing with you all a Christmas sleigh and Christmas tree .

When I saw the theme of many challenges to be Christmas I decided to try out something  I like the song jingle bells in which Santa Claus comes riding on the sleigh to give gifts for everyone. So I made a Santa sleigh with Santa Claus, reindeer and gifts. To make it look more merrier I added two Christmas trees on the sides. Come on lets ride the Sleigh... 

The sleigh is made by recycling soap box for the seat and cereal box cutouts for the sides. I used red and green pattern papers and made a white crochet border ( snow effect). To make the sleigh sparkle I used golden lace, glitter foam sheet leaves and pearls. I made the poinsettia flower and highlighted the edges using a 3D gold out-liner.

I have used cotton and red colour paper to make the Santa Claus. I referred to this video tutorial  . For the decoration I have used small strips of glitter white foam sheet. 

The deer is hand cut from glitter foam sheet and is joined to the sleigh using floral wire wrapped with green wool.

I have used green foam sheet for making the tree. This Christmas tree is very simple  and it takes hardly 15 mins to make.

 The gifts are made by cutting thermocol into a cube shape and wrapping holographic paper. Finally added a bell using  jump ring so that it will jingle all way. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a Happy new year. Happy Holidays!!!!

Submitting to

Beyond grey challenge - " Sparkling Christmas/new year" - I have created a Santa Sleigh using Christmas Colours ( red green & white) and have used glitter foam sheets for the deer and decoration. 
Country View challenge - "Nostalgic Christmas" - When I thought of Christmas the first thing that came to my mind was the song jingle bells. So created a Santa Sleigh with Christmas gifts and bells.
Dream valley challenge - " Christmas/new year"
Imaginations challenge - " Christmas with traditional colours"
Allsorts challenge blog - " Last minute christmas gifts"
The mirror crack'd - "Recycle/upcycle" - I have recycled soap cartons and cereal boxes into a sleigh.
Mixed media monthly challenge blog - "bingo challenge" - I have used the last row- star, golden ribbon and red, green pattern paper


  1. WOW what an absolute stunner each and every detail. Wish I could see it in person. Love the sleigh Especially -- so much work you have put into it!!
    Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  2. This is absolutely adorable. What a clever use of all those recyled products. So much lovely detail here, and I love that crochet chain border to simulate snow.

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us

    The Mirror Crack'd

  3. This is so cute! I love how you made all the elements from recycled items. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. Cute Holiday project - love the recycled elements you incorporated!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  5. Beautiful Ramya..cute sleigh and trees ..Santa is my fav :)

  6. Thanks for joining our theme at allsorts Tracy x

  7. very fun christmas project! i love that you used old cereal boxes! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! And Happy New year!

  8. Oh this is wonderful, and well done for making it all from scratch, I wouldn't have know where to start! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year.
    Sue xx

  9. This is so cute !!
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC !


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