Saturday, November 24, 2012

Memorable Christmas Ornaments

It took me two days, but I figured out what to do with those can tops that I saved up and asked my sister-in-law to save up for me.  I found a tutorial that used the frozen juice metal lids and kind of followed that.  Instead of using some "template" that someone else was selling; I broke out my Cricket and made circles out of my pretty Christmas paper and I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 to manipulate some of my favorite artwork and pictures of the girls.

I spray painted the metal lids with black spray paint.  When those were dry I looped some velvet and glued that on the back and then covered the entire back with a felt cirlce.

Finally when they were all dried I brushed on some Glossy Mod Podge and beaded them with Diamond Glitter Fabric Paint.

I'm really proud of how these turned out and can't wait to see them on the Christmas tree.

These paper ball ornaments were based on another tutorial I found and was easy enough that my youngest helped me make all ten of them.  The tutorial can be found here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

I've been busy making Christmas ornaments since we lost about half of the ones we had out in the shed.  The shed we use to store our boxes is in the backyard and leaks.  Needless to say, the owners won't clean the shed so we can move our boxes to the other side where it doesn't leak.

My box of ornaments filled half way with water and it ruined most of them.  I'm not sure how long they suffered, but when I got to them it was too late.

Because I have an ample amount of crafting supplies I decided that I wasn't going to buy any Christmas ornaments, but rather I was going to set out to make them.  I found this awesome list of 101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments put out by Everything Etsy and saved my favorites for inspiration.  I've also decided that I would like to make tutorials for the ones I did make and am happy with.

I used FREE Collage images from Retro Cafe Art Gallery for their Christmas Contest.   The Santa and two girls were from the collage sheet.

"A Joyous Time" and "Merry Christmas Santa"
Vintage Girls
Styrofoam Ball Snow-girl Fairies

Washi Tape Ornaments


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