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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast - Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast this week....my challenge to you is to make Christmas Ornaments!! I have a
really fun and easy ornament to show you. While visiting my friend, Betty's (gbedwright) blog, I saw the cutest pumpkin she made and thought it would make a beautiful Christmas ornament!! I used a Nestabilities die, Reminisce dp called Frosted Flakes, a stick pin with beads, and wrinkles seam binding to make the basic ornament. I also added a button and ribbon corsage for the top. First: cut out 8 of the same shapes...I used a Labels Six Nestabilities.

The 8 shapes were all folded with the back of the paper on the outside. Start with two pieces, line up the backside edges of one side of each , and glue together.

Now, apply glue to one of the back sides and attach another....only glue one side at a time so you always have an open side.

Continue to attach all 8 pieces with the backsides together until you have only one opening left.

It should look something like this.

Attach a piece of score tape or another super sticky tape to the inside.

Lay the pin on the tape with the beads hanging out...this will be the botton of the ornament.


Cut a piece of ribbon about 10 - 12 inches long and lay one end over the tape at the other end. This will be the hanging loop. ( don't look at the glue on the paper yet...I jumped the gun and added my glue before I finished adding the inside stuff!! Boy, was that tricky trying to keep my fingers out of the glue...LOL!!)

Now lay another piece of tape over the ribbon .....

and lay the other end of the ribbon over the tape. NOW you can add the glue to the last paper flap and press the two sides together to close it up and TA DAA.....

you have an ornament!!!

I also added the button and wrinkled seam binding corsage to the top....


with a big glue dot!! Just add it to the top of the ornament.

How fun is this!!!


I made another one using Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses dp, a scalloped round Nestabilities die, wrinkled seam binding, a button, and gold cording. I punched holes at the top of 4 of the flaps and attached the gold cording for the hanger.

This ornament was made from the bird image on this Little Paper Shop's Christmas Wishes set.


The bird image was stamped on the music designer paper by Echo Park Paper Co. called Merry Christmas with Riding Hood Red and cut out.


The image was stamped again on the back of the music dp and cut out.


The music paper will be the back.

Now, add some padding to the middle of the back piece on the inside so the ornament will puff out a little.....

add glue to the edges of the background piece.....

and attach the front. Now you can add some bling, sew the edges, or do a little hand stitching around the edges. Wouldn't this be cute in felt!!! You could also use ornament stamps and decorate you whole tree with hand made ornaments!!!

I just couldn't help myself...I had to make another ornament!!!! This one uses a ribbon spool as the base.

The image from JustRite's Groovy Snowman set was colored with copics and rick rack was glued to the inside of the spool. Next time I make one of these I am going to use my glue gun!!!


Gold cording was added around the inside of the spool for the hanger....

and the image was glued to the front....sooo easy and cute!!! You could also mat the image on a scalloped layer and forget the rick rack....I thought of that after I had the rick rack attached...LOL!!!

The back image is from JustRite's Christmas Treasures set.
OK....now it's your turn!!! I can't wait to see what you make!!!!

15 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOW Joan!! These ornaments are just amazing!! I love your tutorial too!! This looks like so much fun!! TFS!!

Kimberly S said...

How fun Joan! You are always so busy coming up with something new. Beautiful job, and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy guacamole, Joan! What FABULOUS ornaments. Oh I just love how you put the stick pin with pearls in there on the first one. Wonderful post!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are all great ideas and all make wonderful ornaments. They look like ones even I could make and I'm not much of a 3D project person. Now I wish I had saves all those empty ribbon spools.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely amazing, Joan!! All of these are WONDERFUL!!! I wish I was not all packed up to move :( These will be fun to try with Chloe after we are settled! TFS!

Crystal said...

Joan these ornaments are FANTASTIC wow girl thanks for the GREAT tutorials...you rock sweets!!!

Loretta said...

Very creative projects, Joan!

Cassie said...

Wowza, Joan, those are great! What awesome gift ideas ;D

MariLynn said...

Great ideas Joan. Thanks for your tutorials!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Ok Wow!!!!These are great and you did such a great tutorial, I will have to give these a try.

Cheryl said...

These are wonder ideas Joan...Thanks

Tammy said...

All I can say is WOW! Fabulous!!!

Broni said...

OMG, what great ornaments, Joan! I'm so glad you showed how you added the scor-tape to the center to attach the beaded pin and ribbon. And I love how you added the padding to the little bird!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Joan these are gorgeous!!! And your tutorial is awesome!!! I can't wait to try it out!! Thank you so much!!!

Jennie said...

OMGoodness...I am so impressed. Love each and everyone and so going to be making ornaments this week. I made half of one for a card last night and was just thinking/wondering if I could make some for the tree. You ROCK!!