Trisha gave to you... 5 GOLDEN rings! Well... maybe not this time... not in this economy! So I had to happily settle for some of these adorable Christmas ornaments that took only about 5 minutes (okay... maybe 15 or 25 minutes if you are taking your time!). And truly, once you see how easy they are to create, you may wish to create a few too!
Ornament #1: Simply cut several 1/4" strips of each of the patterned papers from the Colorful Christmas Collection. Roll the strips around a pencil and stuff the coils into a glass ornament until it is full. Use the trim from the co-ordinating die cut sheet to wrap around topper and secure with glue dots. Tie some tulle through the loops and hang on your tree with care!
Start by wrapping 4 different 1/4" strips around the glass Christmas ornament. Secure each strip with a few mini glue dots. Coil a few more strips around a pencil and attach to rim of the glass ball with a mini glue dot. Trim excess and re-attach the topper. Tie ribbons through the top to hang your ornament.
Build a decorative cluster on the front of your ball by carefully positioning the die cuts and Glittered Elements to the front of the ball. Be sure to carefully apply your adhesive so that it does not show (or as much as possible anyways!).
Another fun project involved using inexpensive 5X7 canvasses purchased at the dollar store. I Glimmer Misted the background and attached a 4X6 photo mat to the front using pop dots. First though I had to create a ruffle of tulle along the backside of the bottom of the photo matte. I did this by applying a strip of adhesive along the back bottom edge and simply gathering it as it went along until the entire strip was covered. I then wrapped a piece of sheer ribbon around the canvas and secured on the BACK so that a holiday photo can be slipped in ASAP without damaging the matte:) Build up a cluster of decorative die cuts and Glittered Elements on the bottom right corner. Use a Crop-a-Dile to punch through the canvas at the top and tie a piece of tulle through so it can be hung.
Last but not least were a couple of tin star ornaments. These too were relatively easy to create. First, take your star and carefully trace the "point". Cut this shape out of 5 different papers. Secure very carefully to star. Trim excess and sand the edges. I did notice that it was a bit easier to allow a little bit of excess and cut away excess after it was glued, otherwise the metal showed through and I was not super happy with that particular look. If you look closely at the star on the left, I cut the patterned papers in half on each of the points and mixed them up a bit using both sides of The Merry Days of Christmas Collection.
All of these ornaments (aside from the canvas) were purchased at Michaels for less that $2.00 each. Imagine creating one for each of your loved ones this holiday season as a keepsake for many years to come!
I would LOVE to see what you come up for your Christmas ornaments. Be sure to post a comment with a link to any that you may have created using My Mind's Eye goodness!
What a great layout for that sweet picture!
My greatest wish is that my son chooses a good path in life and finds happiness with someone as kind as he is. :)
Posted by:Kimberly S | December 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM