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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT IDEAS


Believe it or not, it’s the time of year to start thinking about Christmas projects.  To kick start the season, I’ve decorated 5 chipboard ornaments which come in 3 different shapes (bauble, star & round).  There are three pieces in each shape.  For this project, I used only two of the pieces, but you could use the third piece to make a double sided ornament. 
I decorated the front of each shape with paper from the Vintage Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad.
For the backs of the ornaments, I used the Vintage Christmas Snow Globes & Holiday Stamps 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.


Several of the products I used can be found in this month's Ornament Frame Set Kit at Alpha Stamps.
THE CHILD’S CHRISTMAS

I started by covering two of the pieces (solid piece and a piece with a hole) with decorative paper. Behind the hole, I combined two images from the Winter Kids collage sheet.

Around the ornament, I attached green cypress picks, berry sprays from my stash and red holly berry stems.  The reindeer is made of wood that I painted white and then covered in Twinklets Diamond Dust.


The title “The Child's Christmas” and all the other titles I used come from the Mini Christmas Titles collage sheet.

SUPPLY LIST - The Child's Christmas Ornament

GOOD WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR
The image used for this ornament is again from the  Winter Kids collage sheet.  After papering the chipboard and adding the image I glued a wire pine needle stem around the opening.




I used ribbon from the 2017 Christmas Ornaments Ribbon Set to hang all of the ornaments.





SANTA CLAUSE AND HIS WORKS
For this ornament, I used an image from the Here Comes Santa Claus collage sheet.  The paper behind the image is Aspen Trees scrapbook paper.
I decorated the ornament with a Holly Berry Garland which I cut into pieces to make it easier to glue around the ornament and to overlap it for a thicker look.


The bow is from the ribbon set and the final touch is two sisal trees.

SUPPLY LIST - Santa Claus And His Works
Vintage Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad


CHRISTMAS STOCKING


I used an image from the Snug in their Beds collage sheet for this ornament.



I wrapped mini pine & berry garland around the star.


I then cut up dark holly berry stems and glued them around the opening.



The ribbon is from the Christmas ribbon set and the glass stocking is from my stash.


SUPPLY LIST - Christmas Stocking

GOOD WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR
The image is from the Winter Kids collage sheet.  I attached ribbon from the ribbon set around the edge of the piece.  I then added miniature pine cone picks

SUPPLY LIST - Good Wishes For Christmas & the New Year

5 comments:

johala said...

Hello Laura
I love the first one!
Kisses

claude said...

beautiful Christmas ornaments, I really like "The child's Christmas!
hugs

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely wonderful ornaments!
<3

Incipient Wings said...

So beautiful and intricate, I love them all!

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas. Beautiful.