Hello everyone and welcome to my little corner of the crafting world! I hope your weekend is going well and you are making a huge dent in your Christmas preparations! I could get a lot more done if I would stay off this computer and stay in my craft corner! Between blog hopping, Facebook and Pinterest, I spend way too much time on this computer.
Speaking of Pinterest....are you as addicted as I am? I could (and have) spent hours just scrolling down the pages, oohing and aahing over all the fabulous creations! It's a wonderful, fantasy land for crafters! On one of my recent visits, I came across an ornament that had been made using strips cut from an old book and adhered to a Christmas ball. I loved the look of this ornament and the image really stuck with me. A couple of days ago, I decided to give it a try, with my own twist and this is what I came up with...
So, let me tell you how I put this fun ornament together. I started with one of those semi-flat, plastic ornaments that you can find at Michal's or Hobby Lobby. I wanted a glass ornament, but they were sold out. I wasn't sure how the plastic version would do, but it turned out fine. Here's the ornament I worked with....
Now comes the fun part!
* Using 12 X 12, lightweight, white cardstock, I cut half inch strips.
* Using the Pink By Design stamp sets Christmas Wishes and Winter Fun, I added 2 sentiments to my stamp block. I inked them up using Distressed Ink in Barn Door Red and stamped the entire length of my 1/2 X12 inch strip of cardstock.
* After stamping the sentiments, I sniped them apart and inked up the edges....
* Now comes the messy part! Using Mod Podge (matte finish) and a foam paint brush, I started adhering the strips to my ornament. I don't have photos of this step for you because my hands were very full and very messy at the time!
* My best advice is to just go slowly. Think about your placement as you go and after adhering a few pieces, give them a chance to dry a bit before adding more strips.
* After the ornament was completely dry, I covered one side with a thin layer of Mod Podge and sprinkled it with some coarse glitter in Crystal. I let that side dry, then repeated the process on the other side.
* Once everything was dry, I added a green tulle bow and my ornament was ready to hang on our Christmas tree....
Now...I have to get off this computer and go wrap gifts, finish up Christmas cards, clean the house, do some laundry...oh what the heck...I think I'll go see what's going on at Pinterest. A few minutes won't hurt....see ya later!
* Just added this to the "Link Up Party" going on at You Had Me At Craft *
I hope you will drop by and see all the amazing Christmas projects!
Until next time,