Wintry Table Decor using Tim Holtz designs! by Tamera Bastiaans

Hello! My name is Tami and I am thrilled to be sharing a festive, wintry table decor piece using Tim Holtz Chapter 4 designs! So many of the Chapter 4 dies are perfect for making handmade decorations. If you saw Tim’s live reveal of the Chapter 4 dies, you might remember this project. I have been a huge fan of Tim Holtz designs and products for many years and so I am excited to share this holiday home décor project and that I get to walk you through how to make it.


Products needed:

Pine Bough Sizzix  664228

Deck the Halls Sizzix 664229

Idea-ology Vignette Drawer

Idea-ology Foundations

Idea-ology Mini Mason Jars

Ideaology Mini Hardware Pulls

Distress Mica Flakes

Distress Collage Medium

Distress Paint Picket Fence

Mushroom Alcohol Ink

Distress Grit Paste

Sanding tool with sandpaper

White floral foam


Tea lights


  1. Cut the pine bough set twice out of kraft paper.
  2. Adhere the pinecone shapes to some kraft paper with Distress Collage Medium (no corresponding photo for step 2).
  3. When dry cut out.
  4. Adhere two boughs and one pinecone to each long side of the Vignette Drawer with Collage Medium, covering the entire drawer with a layer of Collage Medium as well.
  5. Once it is dry, cover the entire piece with a layer (or two if needed) of Picket Fence Distress Paint. Let it dry completely.

6. While the paint is drying, prepare the metal parts. Take all the metal parts: foundations, jar lids, hardware pulls, and rub some Picket Fence Distress Paint onto them. You don’t want a heavy coat, just enough to make the metal look oxidized.

7. Apply a tiny bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink here and there on top of the paint to age it (no corresponding photo for step 7).

8. If the paint on the Vignette Drawer is dry, sand off the paint over the pine boughs and pine cones so that they look like they were carved from the drawer and that the paint has worn off.

9. Adhere the Foundations to the corners of the Drawer, and the pulls to the ends of the Vignette Drawer with Collage Medium. Set aside to dry. Cut dozens of pine boughs from several colors of green kraftstock, and pinecones from a couple of brown kraftstock. From the Deck the Halls die set, cut some holly leaves from three colors of green kraftstock.

10. When the metal legs have had time to dry and securely attach to the Vignette Drawer, cut some white foam to fit in the three sections of the Vignette Drawer. I made the center one a little higher than the two on the right and left. Then attach the metal lids of the jars into the center of each square as a stand for the jars. This also gives you an idea of where the jars will go so you can add the greenery.

13. Bend and crinkle the pine boughs so that they look realistic.

14. Arrange the pine boughs, pine cones and holly leaves around the lids in the foam and adhere them with a hot glue gun.

15. Once all the greenery is in place, apply some Distress Grit Paste to the greenery pieces here and there with your finger to make them look like they have a bit of snow on them.

16. To finish the wintry feel, apply some Distress Collage Medium here and there to any empty spots in and among the greenery and then sprinkle Distress Mica Flakes on it.

17. Finish the piece off by tying jute around the necks of the Mini Mason Jars, putting some Distress Collage Medium and Mica Flakes on the tea lights, and putting a tea light in each jar. Then place the jars on the lid stands, and you are finished.

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9 thoughts on “Wintry Table Decor using Tim Holtz designs! by Tamera Bastiaans”

  • Debbie Cooper
    Debbie Cooper Nov 09, 2019 at 01:14 am

    I really appreciate the thought that you put into this project! I can’t wait to try this myself!

  • scrappergirl56
    scrappergirl56 Dec 04, 2019 at 04:20 am

    WOW, I so love this one! What a fabulous centerpiece this will make for my dining table....LOVE IT!!!

  • Bobbi Beech

    The Pine Bough is one if my favorite new designs for holiday creating. Love the way you used these dies in this design. This will be perfect first my coffee area for Christmas. Thanks Tami for showing us how it's done!

  • Kim Piwowarczyk
    Kim Piwowarczyk Dec 04, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I really love the details in this project. The use of diecuts for the texture on the vignette box is brilliant! And all that textured greenery! You are always so attentive to detail. Love it Tami!

  • Susan Stringfellow
    Susan Stringfellow Dec 04, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Oh bg this is stunning! I would love to have it on my coffee table all winter. I especially love the technique on the base. Gotta make a shopping list?

  • Laurie

    This is just beautiful!! I would have thought that base was carved from wood. So lovely!

  • Kathleen

    Wow, this is truly lovely. I can't believe how REAL the greenery looks. And the front of the drawer looks like carved wood! This is amazing! And so classy. What a gorgeous piece, love it all!

  • Tami Bastiaans
    Tami Bastiaans Dec 04, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you so much Debbie! I hope you were able to make a wintry center piece of your own.

  • Ann Barnes

    This is a gorgeous table decor piece! I would leave it out all season long to brighten the long winter evenings. I love the detail that make it look like the drawer is carved with details and all the beautiful greenery. Thanks for sharing

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