Archives for August 18, 2010

Crushed Shell Star Ornament {No.4}

Crushed Shell Star Ornament {No.4}

Crushed Shell Star Ornament {Ornament Number Four}Materials Needed:Wooden Cut Out Shape Crushed Shells {or Dyed Rice} Ribbon Start with a wooden cut out shape. These can be found at your local craft store for about 25 cents a piece and come in a variety of designs. Using a hand drill, drill a small hole in the top to easily hang. Working in small sections at a time, coat the wooden shape with Gorilla Super Glue and sprinkle on a good amount of crushed shells, pressing down firmly with your fingertips. Let sit for 60 seconds and shake the Continue reading

Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament {No.3}

Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament {No.3}

Recycled Book Page Flower Ornament {Ornament Number Three}Materials Needed:Clean Metal Jar Lid Book Pages or Scrapbooking Paper Ribbon Your Choice of Embellishments {Glitter/Clear Glass Vase Gem} Begin with a clean metal jar lid. {The lid I used measured 2 1/2 inches in diameter however any size will do; you just may need to adjust the materials a bit} Using a hand drill, drill a small hole into the side of the lid ~ This will make hanging your ornament a little easier.Cut out 20 circles from your book pages using a 1 1/2 inch circle Continue reading

Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament {No.2}

Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament {No.2}

Recycled Book Page Bird Ornament {Ornament Number Two} Materials Needed: Book Pages or Scrapbook Paper Small Stick Twine or Ribbon Your Choice of Embellishments {Tim Holtz Ink/Glitter} Begin by printing out the bird template found {here}. I did not make a template for the wing; however it is a pretty easy shape to cut freely by hand. Stack three sheets of book pages together and trace the template on top. Cut out the bird along with the wing shape. If you prefer, you can distress the pages at this point. I gave my birdie a light rub Continue reading

Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament {No.1}

Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament {No.1}

Accordion Fold Book Page Ornament {Ornament Number One}Materials Needed:Card Stock Book Pages or Scrapbooking Paper Ribbon Your Choice of Embellishments Laying a sheet of cardstock horizontal, cut two 2 inch strips and fold each strip 'accordion' style. From recycled book pages {or scrapbooking paper} cut two additional strips, 1 1/2 inches wide and fold both 'accordion' style. Connect the edges of the cardstock strips together at each end to form a circle, gluing in place. I like to use Gorilla Super Glue for gluing in small spaces as Continue reading

Santa’s Coming a Little Early This Year! {4 Days of Handmade Ornaments}

I have something very exciting coming up for you allNext Mondaythat I can hardly wait to share!Let's just say Santa will be coming a little early for one lucky reader this year!To 'Countdown' Santa's ArrivalI will be posting a total ofTwenty Handmade Ornamentsover the nextFOUR Days!Twenty simple, easy, and inexpensiveornaments that anyone can create;many using items you may already have.To fit all twenty ornaments inthere will be a total ofFIVE Tutorialsposted per day,starting tomorrow morningand running through SaturdayNext Monday I'll be able Continue reading