Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everyone! It's been a while since I've posted; I've been very busy with my Etsy and just shipped off the last of my Christmas orders. I've closed it for a week or two in order to take a breather and spend time with family and friends.

I just wanted to share some really cute and easy Christmas tree ornaments I made this year. They are all made with those glittered snowflake ornaments that you find at the craft store or dollar store. It's a great way to use up your leftover Christmas papers and embellishments!

First up is my personal favorite! Marie Antoinette is such a fascinating historical figure and very representative of glamour and excess I had these images of her and thought she would make very glamorous ornaments! Here's two more:

The top two employ sheet music rosettes and lots of Christmas embellishments accrued through the years.

Next up are a couple of rustic deer themed ornaments. I bought the images and cut them with my circle dies.

I found the evergreen trim at my local Hobby Hobby, but i think Tim Holtz offers some similar. Love the rusted jingle bells!

My fave of the deer bunch. Found some jute trim online for tassel making, but used some here along with a wood doily cutout.

Of course, since I love Victorian imagery, I couldn't leave these out!

Love the pink ones!

 I have a couple of tips for making these: Use super bond hot glue sticks for gluing anything onto the glittered snowflake base. I've used regular low temp hot glue in prior years, but they came apart easily over time. I used sticks called "Craft Bond" purchased at my local Micheal's and use them in a high heat glue gun.
The second tip is to use a nonstick craft sheet or silicone mat underneath while making these. The glue tends to ooze out of the snowflakes and it will stick to your worktop.

Thanks for visiting today! See you again soon!

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