Stephanie Weightman starts Christmas crafting!


Craft expert Stephanie WeightmanHi crafters!

It's that time of year again – let's get started on Christmas crafting! And we have a brand new product to help you on your way – a Christmas silicone mould starter kit.

It can create some lovely festive embellishments that are perfect for decorating Christmas cards and paper crafting projects.

Here is my step by step guide to using the kit:

Application one – plaster of Paris

Mix plaster of ParisStep 1: To make plaster of Paris, mix three parts plaster into two parts water to get the perfect consistency. Stir thoroughly.




Pour plaster of Paris into mouldsStep 2: Place the mould on a level surface and pour the mixture of plaster of Paris into the mould slowly. Ensure that all gaps are filled and no bubbles are present by using a cocktail stick or a pin to push the mixture into the corners. Spread the mixture flat over the mould. Allow your design to set for approximately 40 minutes.


Remove from mouldStep 3: Once your design is set, carefully push out your design from the mould; apply a light pressure to the bottom as you peel back the sides of the mould, being careful not
to snap any detail off as it is removed. A craft knife can be used to take off any excess. Now you are ready to decorate your chosen design.


Application two – embossing powder (for a more decorative look)

Embossing powderStep 1: Use a small foil container (a small cake foil container will work well), pinch one end of the container to create a spout. Attach a wooden peg to the foil container. Place a small amount of embossing powder in the container. Make sure your area is covered by a heat proof mat.



Mixing embossing powderStep 2: Hold the peg and melt the embossing powder from underneath the container with a heat gun until molten. Add more powder once it is molten, the new powder will quickly melt into the original.

Step 3: Place your mould on a level surface, pour your molten embossing powder into the mould. The molten embossing powder will set very quickly and is extremely hot so exercise caution.

Pour into silicone mouldStep 4: Once your design is set, carefully push out your design from the mould; apply a light pressure to the bottom as you peel back the sides of the mould.

Moulds are re-useable – clean with warm soapy water after use and dry well before storing.


Make sure you tune in on Wednesday 30th May at 1pm to see our Early Bird Christmas Crafting show!

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  1. Brenda Shaw May 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm -  Reply

    Sorry I won’t be able to watch. Will the show be repeated? I don’t have a record facility.

  2. Anne R May 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Stephanie, this looks like a really interesting product, I will be sure to tune in to see it. Anne x

  3. Margaret Clancy May 29, 2012 at 12:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Stephanie
    Look forward to Wednesday 30th May for your show
    sounds good.
    I love christmas crafting.

  4. Ginette May 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    what time will be on eastern time
    thank you very much

  5. susan May 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    This looks interesting ! looking forward to seeing the shows tomorrow !

  6. Magie June 1, 2012 at 4:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Stephanie
    I am so pleased that you’ve joined QVC I used to watch you on Ideal World to get tips on crafting and then order what I needed from QVC! I look forward to all your shows and hope that one day QVC will give you air time to do some of your special demonstations.

  7. Janice Whyte. August 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    just watching your show and am impressed with the silicon moulds,and wonder if you could use fimo clay in them— did you say embossing paste works well too?.

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