Category Archives: ornaments

new spool ornaments

I finished a few more spool ornaments. I plan to take proper pictures and post the ornaments to Etsy today. How do you feel about snow like the red one has? Yes, please? Or, no, I like them better without? The bead stars I used on my previous spool ornaments were blue like on the […]

spool ornaments

I noticed on Pinterest that my spool ornaments, and the tutorial for the same, get a lot of pins. Since they are popular, I decided to make some for my Etsy shop ChristmasNotebook. BTW, here’s the link to the tutorial: ornament tutorial: bottle brush tree on a wooden spool If you make any, I’d love […]

latest listings

I listed two new shadow boxes and two decoupaged ornaments in my Etsy shop today. The shadow boxes were fun. Here’s one with a snowman. I like the turquoise and silver foil background. I call this one “Christmas in the Country.” Toy Store Peace You can see more pictures of these in my Etsy shop […]

three new Christmas shadow boxes

Since opening my Etsy shop, ChristmasNotebook, I have enjoyed watching the views add up. I sold one of the listed Putz houses and am grateful for that! I had only one Christmas shadow box listed and it has been favorited more times than anything else in the shop. So I decided I’d better make a […]

visit my new Etsy store!

I have often been told that I should open an Etsy shop, so I have taken the leap and done so! You can visit me here: ChristmasNotebook on Etsy I have several different kinds of Christmas items for sale. My personal favorites are the Putz houses. I have nine of those listed. More to come […]

soldered nativity ornaments

The past few days I have been working on seventeen soldered nativity ornaments. I enjoy the entire process. I finished the soldering today and will add the dangles in a day or so. I appreciate all the Christmas cards people have shared with me. I am making good use of them! Christmas cards and all […]

new decoupage ornaments

I worked on decoupaged ornaments today. I have a Ziploc bag full of Christmas cards that I think would be good for this method. Today, I pulled out three of them and made these ornaments. This is the front of the ornament I call “Let it Snow.” And the back… The Christmas card I used […]

decoupaged Christmas ornaments

This week I made two new decoupaged ornaments. These are made with pictures from Christmas cards. The first one is a city scene with a couple pulling a sled piled with gifts. This is the front… …and the back. The second one has dogs and cats on it. These pictures came from two different Christmas […]

a few shadow boxes and diorama ornaments from the past week

I have been using Christmas cards that were kindly shared with me to make some new shadow boxes and diorama ornaments. Following are a few of them. Note: the pictures don’t give a good sense of scale. These ornaments range in size from two inches to three and a half inches. Tutorial for shadow boxes […]

Christmas diorama ornaments #2

Yesterday, I posted a tutorial for making Christmas diorama ornaments. I’ve made a few more and thought I’d post again with some tips that may be helpful if you want to make some of these ornaments for yourself. For complete instructions on making these ornaments, see the tutorial. Christmas Diorama Ornaments This time I used […]