and more ornament making for the holiday season! I love giving handmade gifts! I found the instructions here.
- Wooden craft ornaments ( I found some at micheals for $.52)
- Matte Gel Medium
- White Craft Paint
- Christmas images you’ve had printed on a LASER printer (ink jet will not work. Kinko’s self serve printers are laser.
- foam brushes
- Glitter Craft Paint
- sandpaperSTEP ONE: Paint your ornaments with white paint (a lighter background is best to trasfer the photo). Distress the edges if you would like to with sandpaper
STEP TWO: Cut photos to size. Apply a coat of the gel medium to the image side of photo.
STEP THREE: Put photo IMAGE SIDE DOWN onto ornament. Use a credit card or other burnishing tool to smooth paper down and get rid of any air bubbles. Allow to dry overnight.
STEP FOUR: Use a squirt bottle to mist water over the back of the paper. Then use finger to gently rub the paper away. You can also remove any paper that is hanging off the edge as well. Best technique is to rub paper off entire surface and allow to dry. Repeat this until you no longer see any paper remnants. It took about 4 times to get all of the paper off for me. Luckily it only takes a few minutes for it to dry. Be careful not to rub too hard over the faces!
STEP FIVE: Sand around edges again, if you want. Apply glitter paint if you’d like! Add twine to hang and you’re done!
Here is another fun ornament you can make using clear globe balls. I used the same balls I used in my glitter ornaments.
I happened to find a bag of moss at Homegoods for $2.99! (i cant wait to make other projects with it!) , and got a little evergreen branch at micheals that had tiny acorns glued to it. basically I put it all inside and made a little terrarium!
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Just a simple star ornament using twigs from our yard, hot glue, and some twine. Adding a little nature to our fake tree!
We had some test sheets laying around at work that were pretty big, so I took them home and decided to try them out as gift wrap. Some are printed only on one side – so it makes for a nice clean canvas. I tied some yarn around it and used one of my pom poms leftover from my mantel garland. I used rubber stamps to put the name on the front of the box….Just like that I have a super cute christmas present to give!
I turned some little plastic toys into instant ornaments using spraypaint, eyelets and fishing line.
It’s time to put up the crimmis tree, so that called for some homeade pom-pom ball garland. I strung these little pom poms that i got at michaels on some fishing wire using an embroidery needle. Little buggers kept getting tangled. But I think they are cute and a great addition to our tree!