Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments.
Today, Bridget @ Everyday Chaos is here with super creative ornaments. I really don't know where she has the time with 5, yes 5 kiddos to take care of! Hats off to you Bridget!
I just love these little ornaments and I am SOOO very upset that I used my last glue stick the other night. Oh well, I guess I am off to the craft store again. I cannot wait to make these!
(Just a little funny note, before my older son, Big J could say the craft store he would tell his daddy that mommy took him to the crap store today. The husband got a big kick out of that one).
Here is Bridget, I hope you all have a lovely day!
Hi everyone, I'm Bridget from a little blog called Everyday Chaos.
I love the idea of 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments and want to thank Kristin for inviting me to make one! I’ve been stuck in a sewing rut lately but couldn’t wrap my brain around a sewn ornament so don’t put your paper supplies away just yet.
Remember those tissue paper ornaments you used to make in Kindergarten where you cut squares of tissue paper and dip the end in elmers glue, dying your fingers red and green for the next year? We’re going to do a grown up version today, minus the elmers and tissue.
- *Hot glue gun
- *Yucky old plastic ornament with bite marks on it.
- *Paint brush with a thicker handle.
- *2 sheets of thin scrapbook paper or about 7 book pages cut into 1” squares. You could also use wrapping paper… whatever you have that’s thin.
- *Glitter and paint in the same color
- *Piece of cardboard, an old shirt box works great.
- *Strip of paper 3/4” wide x 8 1/2” long with your favorite phrase or name printed in the center.
For the book page ornament I cut the squares 1 1/2” and inked the edges with brown ink. The blue and book page ornaments started with the same size ball, just bigger/smaller paper cuts to get the different sizes.
So let’s get cracking-
1. Take a square of paper and wad it around the end of your paint brush. Add a dab of hot glue to the flat end and put it on the very bottom of your ornament.
2. Keep placing your little paper wads in a circle around your first piece, filling in bald spots as you go. I like to put them really close together. Keep going until your entire ornament is filled up. It takes a while so put on Princess Bride and settle in.
3. Once your ornament is filled up and you’re happy with it, it’s time to destroy one side. Find the front of your ornament and smash it flat a little, rip out one of your wads if you need to, we just want a flat spot to glue the embellishment.
4. Cut out a shape from your cardboard and paint it. Once the paint is dry smear on a little elmers (I lied, I did use it) and sprinkle with glitter. Cut little bird beak triangles from the ends of your paper strip and fold the tails in towards the center. Fold the tails to the outside again to make your little banner.
5. Using hot glue, glue your banner to your shape by just the tail pieces. It makes the banner pop out that way. Glue your shape to the flat side of your ornament and viola`. You are done and it was so easy! I’m planning on making these with the names of my kids on them to hang with their stockings.
Thanks again Kristin and thanks to everyone who stopped by to take a peek at my little ornament. If you have a minute come by my blog and say hi, and don’t forget to show me all your awesome ornaments!