Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Noel Christmas Ornament

Ornament #1

Today I'm sharing some handmade ornaments!  I hope you are inspired to create some of your own.

You can find more of my handmade ornaments, including my "5 Star / 1 Cut Ornament" tutorial  HERE

I would love to see your handmade ornaments if you post them.  Just email me, or leave me a comment on my blog when you are finished!
Hugs, Melisa
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Project Details

My first ornament is pretty easy to create.  I cut 2 1 1/2" strips from cream patterned paper.  I scored every 1/2" to create pleats.  Before folding back and forth to create pleats, embellish edges with gold glitter glue. Punch a 2" circle to use as a base to stabalize the pleated base.  Glue the ends of the strips together at the ends.  Then glue the entire pleated background to the 2" circle.  Created the red ruffled piece from crepe paper.  It's the kind you get in the party section at local craft store.  I used thread and a needle to gather the edge of the crepe paper strip.  Adhere to center of pleated base.  Cut scalloped circle from cream cardstock using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and the Grand Calibur. Adhere to front of ornament.  Embellish edges with gold glitter glue.  Stamp "Noel" from Layers of Color art stamp set "Christmas Verses" onto cream cardstock and trim.  Adhere to front of ornament and embellish with glitter glue.  Stamp dove (from "Angelic" art stamp set) on cream cardstock, trim, adhere, and embellish with glitter glue. 

 
Ornament #2

To create this ornament, begin with the one of the decorative dies from  the "Fluer de Lis" die set by Spellbinders.  Cut 3 from cream cardstock.  Score down the center of each one.  Then use the "Classic Scalloped Circles" die set and cut 3 scalloped circles from cream cardstock.   Score down the center.  Stamp decorative image from Layers of Color "Touch of Elegance" art stamp set with VersaMark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder.  Then you can use glitter glue around the edges.  I did not do it that way, but it would be easier for you if you have embossing powder and glitter glue that coordinate.  I wanted the stamped image and glitter around the edges to match, so I stamped the image with a Glue Pad and sprinkled with gold glitter.  Then I added glue with a glue pen around the edges and sprinkled with glitter.  This is a more difficult way to do it, because the glue pad did not completely hold the glitter and it was easy to knock off.  So then I sprayed over it with several coats of Fixative Spray.  After dried, fold along score lines of both the scalloped circles and the decorative die shapes.  Adhere each scalloped circle to the front of the decorative die shape.  You now have 3 sides.  Adhere 1/2 of #1 to 1/2 of #2.  I use Aleene's Tachy Glue.  Adhere 1/2 of #2 to 1/2 of #3.  Before you adhere 1/2 of #3 to 1/2 of #1, you need to set your gold cord down the middle of the ornament.  Cut the gold cord long enough to form a loop at the top with the end being adhered inside the ornament.  Leave a long piece of the other end hanging out the bottom so you can embellish with beads and an images.  Do not leave both ends extending from the bottom of the ornament unless you know for sure that your beads will fit on 2 pieces.  The inside of my beads were so small, that I could not feed 2 pieces of the cord through them.   I secured the cord inside the ornament using Aleene's Tachy Glue.  After the glue is dry and cord secured, adhere 1/2 of #3 to 1/2 of #1.



Finish your ornament by adding a bead cap and several beads.  Tie a knot at the end of the last bead, but leave a tail hanging do you can add your image.  Color image and embellish with gold glitter.  Trim and adhere to end of cord.

34 comments:

Grace said...

Melisa these are both so pretty!!! Love the pleated ornament with the beautiful font of the NOEL in the focal point and your glittery touch of elegance ornament is gorgeous! So cute to have the little angel hanging from it! Thanks for all the inspiration my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

ferrellgraph-x said...

The ornaments are beautiful!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Linda Beeson said...

What gorgeous ornaments. They are each so ornate and such great uses of the stamps.

MariLynn said...

These are gorgeous Melisa. I especially love your first one!! Have a blessed day!!!!!

Patti J said...

Melisa, these are beyond beautiful! So very pretty! Love the glittery edges! Thanks for sharing :)

Jan said...

Absolutely beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Love both ornaments. Really like the pleating.

Rae Barthel said...

STUNNING!!!! Love them both!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful, beautiful ornaments, Melisa!!

Betty Benton said...

Great job on these ornaments! I am going to demonstrate the fanfold technique to our church stamping group next Saturday and have them make a card like mine here: http://bbstamps.blogspot.com/2011/10/merry-christmas-fan-fold-wreath.html
Will take a picture of your ornament to show them.

Jan Marie said...

What beauties! Love the richness, the sparkle, the texture and the vintage beauty of each of your beautiful ornaments! Thanks for sharing the instructions and for the blessings this morning!

Cindy Lou said...

These ornaments are beautiful and how sweet of you to add mini tut's on how you made each one! You work is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing :)

Eli said...

Very beautiful :)

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful ornaments Melisa! Thanks so much for sharing the how-tos! Love them both.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

~Miss Sandra~ said...

your ornaments are so pretty, Melisa. Love the colours
Sandra
nz.sandra@gmail.com

Liz Williams said...

Melisa, these are beautiful!!! Did you ever get my email address?

Rosemary said...

your ornaments are so beautiful!!

Lori said...

So delicate and beautiful. I asked all my friends to like Layers of Color on Facebook...fingers crossed.

Natalie said...

Hi Melisa! These are a vintage delight!! Thanks for the instructions, too! Gorgeous ornaments! God bless!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - gorgeous! I love the colours and the details Melisa - you always create something divine! Cant wait o see what else you create my friend! {{{hugs}}}

cinmfoster said...

Melisa these are wonderful ornaments. Love the pleated Noel ornament it very elegant, and the nice surprise of the angel on you snowflake ornament.

MaxineD said...

Melisa these are beautiful - and did you end up with glitter from your craft area right through the house??
Love the crisp colours of the circle ornament, and the gold on the other one also appeals.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Carson said...

Your ornaments are quite delightful! Beautifully done!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love them! and thanks for your toot
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looking forward to trying this

I dont know who has liked LOC's FB based on my sending them, I posted this hop on my blog and on FB some time ago (-:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! That first ornament with the red tissue paper and the gold glitter--GORGEOUS! I wish I would have thought of that color combo! LOVE:) And your second ornament is SUPER glittery and beautiful! I LOVE that angel face hanging from the end! FAB!

beadz said...

Melissa, your ornaments are beautiful! I love the vintage look! I'm so glad that I got to hop along with you today!
hugs,
Gini

JaniceAileen said...

Melisa, two fun ornaments!!! I'm loving the beads that lead to the angel on the second one! :)

Diana Queen said...

Oh my stars! Gorgeous! I love the vintage touch the red crepe paper gives to the first ornament. What a beautiful pop of color and wonderful touch.

Who could not love this angel ornament in all of it's glittery glory!

You've made such lovely ornament projects the last few weeks! Love your talent and you!

Lagene said...

Both ornaments are wonderful...my favorite is the snowflake with angel!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Both of your ornaments are gorgeous Melisa! I love the colors on both and the fact that they are both so sparkly on the edges...I didn't think to add sparkle like that to mine but now it's got me thinking! ;)

Jennie said...

Lovely ornaments Melisa!! Love the Noel with the dove, just perfect with the gold sparkle.

Piali said...

Beautiful ornaments!! Love the angel charm!

Seleise said...

how neat!!!

Nina Brackett said...

Wow, these are beautiful, Melisa.

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