Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
So, let's gather up our supplies:
You're going to need some snow flake ornaments found just about anywhere. I purchased mine at Target last year when they went on clearance, but I'm quite certain I saw them there this year as well. The larger packs are 2 for $1, and the smaller ornaments are 4 for $1. Yep, cheap.
You will also need some lace scraps, Stickles glitter glue, (I used and adore Platinum), a little bit of tinsel, and some vanilla posies.
You'll also need some strong adhesive, (I used The Ultimate glue which is my number one go to glue for anything that really needs to stick.) scissors, and Glimmer Mist. I used a little Tattered Rose, and Creme de Cocoa for this project. Old Lace, Vintage Pink, or Tea Rose would also be great color choices.
That's all you need. We're ready to get started now.
First, spritz your snowflakes with the Glimmer Mists. You can see here how the Creme de Cocoa gives the bright white snowflake a subtle "aged" feel. The pink can be used as lightly as you would like. Some of mine ended up a little more pink than I wanted, but it's ok, we cover up quite a bit of the snowflake. Set those aside to dry.
Here are two images you might like to use.
Both of these images are from my stash, but some of the other ornaments I will show you use images I purchased here. There are also other wonderful sellers on etsy that have beautiful images and plenty of free images on the internet.
You can click on these images to make them larger, then right click and save to your computer. Open them up in some sort of editing program and crop them into circles. For the smaller ornaments I cropped my images to 2", and for the larger ornaments I used 3" circles. I printed some of my images on cardstock, and some on fabric. The fabric just gives a softer image and texture.
Use your circles as templates and also cut yourself some circles of vintage sheet music.
Glue your image to the front of the snowflake. If you're not using The Ultimate glue, you will need to use some sort of strong adhesive as the glitter makes the image difficult to stick.
Glue your sheet music circle to the back. (you can really use any kind of paper here, even more cardstock) This is simply to cover any of your work from the front and to give the back a nice finished look. You can also sign and date your ornaments here.
Add a little scrap of lace.
Cut and trim a little piece of tinsel. Glue it in place on top of your lace.
Glue on a little paper posie that has been lightly spritzed with a touch of Creme de Cocoa and Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist. This ages the posies beautifully.
Then, outline your image with the Stickles. When the Platinum Stickles dries, it looks just like tarnished silver. I love it. I also added a little dot of Stickles to the center of my flower. That's it! I told you that was easy!
Now, you can add a length of ribbon, or lace to the top of your ornament and hang on your tree. You could leave the ribbon off and use these as gift toppers. Hang a bunch of them in the varrying sizes from your chandeliers or ceiling for a Christmas party. Lots of things you can do with them!
Here are a few variations.
I used fabric paper on these.
I also used fabric paper on this one, and I added a vintage crocheted trim all the way around. Then I very lightly added the Platinum Stickles.
For this larger ornament, I printed my image on cardstock, and cut random bits from my vintage lace stash. I then just glued those around my image, layering until I was happy with the look. I topped the lace w/ Stickles, making sure the rough edges of my lace was showing. I added 3 posies to this one as it's quite a bit larger.
That is it!
I really hope you enjoy this little project. If you have any questions, please let me know, I'll be happy to help. I would of course love to see any ornaments you might make.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Here we go:
Sheila has a great Christmas journal kit, and it will be sold in her shop.
Cindy has two versions of her sweet little bird kits and they will both be available in her shop.
Cerri's Frosty Christmas kit will be available in her shop.
ALL kits will be sold in their shops on December 2nd. I do hope you will join us and pick up some wonderful holiday projects for yourself, or as gifts. I know these gals always make their kits lovely enough to be presents as a gift!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Up first is this wonderful Printer's tray kit by Brandy. Even the tray is handmade in this fabulous kit! Brandy's kit will be available in her etsy shop on Thursday, December 2nd.
Next is the darling Winter Wonderland kit by Jeanne! So very sweet! Jeanne's kit will be available in her etsy shop on Thursday as well.
Please join us tomorrow for more previews, and I hope you will join us on Thursday for the kit sales.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Metal Star Ornaments (but you can use paper mache too)
Ivory Spray Paint
Clear Adhesive Spray
Vintage Sheet Music
Silver Glass Glitter
Glue for Glitter
Hot Glue Gun
Lace or Ribbon Pieces
1. Spray paint front and back of ornaments – letting dry between each coat.
2. Use spray glue and coat both sides evenly then dip into mica snowflakes. Shake off extra and let dry.
3. Cut 2 strips of vintage sheet approximately 1 ½” wide by length of sheet, tearing 1 side. Accordion fold the stripe of paper approximately ¼” wide for the folds. Repeat with the 2nd strip. 4. Punch a circle of paper. Glue ends of each strip and then forming into pleated circle with torn edge to the outside. Add glue to the punched circle and glue on back to hold in place.
5. Punch Christmas images out – add Stickles – let dry. Once dry edge image circle with glitter glue and add Silver Glass Glitter to edges. Then glue to the front of pleated circle.
6. Use E6000 to glue pleated circle to ornament – let dry.
7. Finish by adding vintage pieces of lace or ribbon. This is a great way to use small remnants.
I have so enjoyed creating this Christmas Ornament Tutorial and I hope you enjoyed it too. Look for more inspiring holiday tutorials.
Have a creative day, Sheila.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
All of the partners have been sent out. If you signed up and did not receive an email from me with your swap information, please email me right away.
Also, yes, I did extend the swap deadline until December 13th. That should give everyone time to get their stockings ready and shipped. If you get yours done earlier than that, by all means ship it out!
I would suggest emailing your partner and getting to know them a little better. You want to make this swap special for each other!
If you have any questions, please email me.
Thanks for participating in our swap!
Hello swappers! I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still in the process of doing the matching. We had many more people join that I anticipated so it's taking me a little time to get all of the partners matched, but I will have them to you by this weekend.
If you signed up, and have not heard from me by Monday morning, then please send me an email.
(I can not however take any new participants, the swap is now closed)
See you soon!