Two pretty Christmas ornaments made from a little paper, a lot of color layers and really versatile Sizzix die designed by Brenda Pinnick. The die itself can be used in so many different ways, and since I’m continuing on in my holiday spirit mode, I thought ornaments would make a great addition to our Christmas tree.
When I was little, making Christmas ornaments was always a favorite thing to do. Now, things seem to get so busy we don’t stop to make much of anything just because anymore. Today I wanted to change that… we need a Christmas ornament making day!
I started out with a completely different vision, but let the project dictate where it wanted to go. I combined marker coloring, DecoArt metallic paint and embossing powder in various layers to create an aged, vintage feel to these paper ornaments.I finished off the ornament concept by using some Beadalon ColourCraft wire to twist into decorative hooks and hangers attached to the top of each ornament.
This design is layered using a painted packing foam and then covered in a gold satin ribbon. The star on the tree is covered in gold glitter paint I found at the Dollar tree. The decorative edging was created with a paper punch and the little red dots on the tree are red seed beads glued into place. I finished off the look with a brown raffia bow. To get the aged look with the metallic paints, simply apply with a dry brush.
This piece is made with two interlocking pieces of cardstock which I painted with a bronze metallic paint. ( I LOVE these DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint!). I have a whole jar of the fun brown buttons, and I keep seeing ornaments made with buttons so I thought now would be a good time to try the look. They are simply glued in place. I think it would be nice to add a hint of thread every now and then if I were to make this design again. The red ribbon in the center is raffia.
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20 thoughts on “Christmas ornaments make it home”
Love how aged and worn looking it is.
Fabulous ornaments Jen!
Hey Jen, this is great fun! Love the muted red you used, the layering, it’s all just delicious! Thanks for using my die!
These are awesome Jen, esp fond of the button ornament!
Jen – Love the shadow box style ornament and the buttons!
Holy Moley, great ornament designs! Loving both ideas and the vintage feel to them is something I love. It makes me want to make some homemade ornaments. These would make great little gifts.
Cool Jen- I did an ornament too. Great minds… 🙂 Love your colors.
Love the punched border detail and all the buttons. Nice!
As usual Jen just delightful!
I love your ornament. The colors are beautiful and I love all the layers and richness of the embellishments.
Great idea to use both the negative and positive image of this wonderful die
That lace edge on the tree ornament bracket is to die for! It caught my eye immediately and I wish I would have thought of it! (she says, honestly) These are wonderful ornaments, Jen. Really cohesive rustic feel. Love!
Jen, I just love this. The red has just the perfect mix of brown/black to give it a real vintage feel. The buttons add an old-fashioned feel as well. Beautiful!
These are fantastic buy oh my! the one with buttons I am totally in love with. Great job!
Jen, these are fabulous!
GREAT idea!!! So very creative.
This is fabulous…
Beautiful. They look like heirlooms in the making.
Oh Beautiful Buttons! Something else to make with buttons! Thank You Jen! I Heart Buttons!
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