It is my week this week to bring you the 12 Weeks of Christmas project. I am excited to share this project with you. Today I have made some Christmas Ornaments that you can make to hang on your Christmas Tree this year, or to give as a gift to someone special.
These were really hard to take photos of and I apologise for the reflection. I would have spent an hour and a half taking photos inside and out trying to get the best ones. These turned out the best and I liked them being outside hanging off our bushes as I hadn’t got our Christmas tree up yet – and didn’t want to do that just yet!!! 🙂
I have been looking out for these clear Ornaments for the past few years but never able to find them but I came across these a few weeks ago. (Thanks Lynda for the tip!) For locals these were from RIOT Arts and Crafts. For other people you might be able to get them from your local craft store.
I discovered how to create these from a little blog surfing getting ideas from a few different blogs so today I thought I would show you.
CREATING YOUR CLEAR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
1. On a piece of Acetate draw a circle in NON-PERMANENT MARKER. (This is really important so you can wipe this off afterwards). Add a little square tab piece at the top. The size of your circle will depend on the size of your ornamment. These ornaments were about 7cm (just a little less than 3 inches). The circle I drew was about 6cm (just over 2 inches). To draw your circle you can trace around a circular object or a circle die. I used the base of a container.
2. Once you have drawn your circle you can cut it out and then wipe off the marked circle with a tissue.
3. Stamp your image in Staz On on the acetate circle. This image is from ‘Get your Santa On’. Now you can’t colour this on this surface with the Blendabilities as it reacts with the Staz On. Turn over your circle and colour your image from the back with your Blendabilities. You might be able to see too on my image I added some dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the wreath circle and hanging wreath on the chimney to add some sparkle. This was added on the front of the circle.
For the snowflake Ornament I stamped the image in White Staz On. This snowflake is from the stamp set ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement. (It is marked as a Project Life set but don’t just dismiss these if you don’t do Project Life. There can still be some great images in these sets).
4. To insert the acetate piece in to your Ornament you need to roll up the piece in to a tight roll and squeeze it in through the top. Be sure to have the tab piece at the top and hold that as it gets further in to the ornament. This piece will sit in the top of the ornament to keep the piece in place. As the circle unrolls you many need to give it a little spin around or you may have to get a pen or the Paper piercer down to jiggle it around in place.
You can add some little embellishments in the Ornament as well. For the Santa one I punched some stars with the Confetti Stars punch from Real Red and Gold cardstock. For the Snowflake one I added some sequins (snowflakes and silver sequins) from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p 22). I also added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shook that around in the ornament. This stuck to the sides of the Ornaments giving it a “snowy” effect I guess. Then you can replace the cap and tie some ribbon around the top and a ribbon loop for them to hang off your tree.
Now if you are giving this as a gift to someone it would be nice to dress it up a little, so I have a Gift Box for you. This is using the Kraft Gift Boxes in the Annual Catalogue (p 200). These Ornaments fit just nicely in them. You would need to check the size of the Ornaments you are using though.
I decorated the sides and top with Designer Series Paper. This is from the Nordic Noel DSP pack from the Holiday Catalogue.
Finish this off with some Red Satin Ribbon and a tag. This makes a nice gift to give someone.
Here is a close-up of the tag. I used ‘December Wonder’ stamp set again. The JOY is punched with the oval punch on Real Red. I cut a label in Garden Green cardstock from the Chalk Talk Dies and then ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then I layered these together. I finished it off with a Frosted Sequin snowflake and a Rhinestone.
I hope you like these and can get hold of some ornaments to create your own. Now as with our other projects I have put together a Bundle for you. (Not available to order as a Bundle through my Online Store).
This weeks Bundle includes:
December Wonder Stamp set (Photopolymer) 136562 $27.95
Kraft Gift Boxes 124106 $5.95
Confetti Stars Punch 135861 $37.95
Frosted Sequins 135835 $8.95