Archives for August 20, 2010

Button Snowflake Ornament {No.14}

Button Snowflake Ornament {No.14}

Button Snowflake Ornament {Ornament Number Fourteen}Materials Needed:Four Popsicle Sticks Various buttons Ribbon Start by measuring and marking the center of each popsicle stick. Glue together to form a snowflake {basically two 'X's'} I used Gorilla Super Glue to adhere together for a nice strong bond that dries within 30-60 seconds.Cut a piece of ribbon, loop and hot glue to the end of one of the sticks to create the hanger. Starting in the center, hot glue various buttons to the sticks. These would be super cute in a rainbow Continue reading

Children’s Framed Fingerprint Ornament {No.13}

Children’s Framed Fingerprint Ornament {No.13}

Children’s Framed Fingerprint Ornament {Ornament Number Thirteen}Materials Needed:Mini Frame Scrapbook Paper Stamping Ink Pad Ribbon Mini Number Stamps or Stickers {optional} Begin by cutting a piece of scrapbook paper to fit a mini frame. I found my mini frames at the local dollar store; they are actually magnets and came three in a pack. From coordinating paper cut a circle. I used a scrapbooking 1 1/2 inch scalloped punch though you could just cut a plain circle by hand as well.Using a stamping ink pad, capture your little ones Continue reading

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament {No.12}

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament {No.12}

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament {Ornament Number Twelve}Materials Needed:Jingle Bells Floral Wire Ribbon This is an easy classic that you can get the kiddies involved with. Cut a piece of floral wire, which can be found in the faux flower section of your local craft store or Wal-Mart. String on your jingle bells and twist the end wires together, trimming any excess. Add a piece of ribbon and tie together to form a bow for the hanger; How is that for easy? I used a total of 28 bells and my finished ornament measures 4 inches in diameter.All of Continue reading

Recycled Book Page Sphere Ornament {No.11}

Recycled Book Page Sphere Ornament {No.11}

Materials Needed:Cardstock Book Pages or Scrapbooking Paper Ribbon Embellishments {glitter & bell} Begin by cutting a circle template from a piece of card stock. {I simply traced around a 2 1/2 inch diameter jar lid} Using the template, cut out 8 circles from a sheet of cardstock and 8 circles from book pages. You can use any paper you would like for these, however the ornament will hold its shape much better if at least half of the circles are cut from cardstock.Fold each circle in half. Start gluing together the circles, Continue reading

Paper Wheel Ornaments {No.10}

Paper Wheel Ornaments {No.10}

Paper Wheel Ornament {Ornament Number Ten}Materials Needed:Cardstock or Scrapbooking Paper Ribbon Embellishments {glitter} Lay your sheet of paper horizontal and lightly mark off 1 inch guidelines using a measuring tape; Cut into vertical strips. I used a total of 8 strips for the ornament above and made my cuts with a paper cutter. {these can also be hand cut} Once you have 8 strips cut them in half again.The length of the strip will determine the diameter of your ornament. I used a standard sheet of Kraft paper, that when turned Continue reading