Category Archives: ornaments

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 […]

Christmas ornament diorama tutorial

I saw some cute ornaments on this site – My So Called Crafty Life – and was inspired to make my own version. My thanks to Ashlee for sharing her craft! I think my finished diorama turned out pretty cute. I plan to make more of these. Supply list for the ornament I made. plastic […]

scalloped soldered ornaments

I bought some scalloped copper foil tape and made some microscope slide ornaments with it today. I chose pictures from my stash of old Christmas cards. (Thanks to everyone who has shared their cards with me! I so appreciate it!) Then, I put the pictures between glass and trimmed them. After adding a touch of […]

tutorial ~ soldered Christmas ornaments using microscope slides

I have enjoyed making these Christmas ornaments for my side of the family’s Christmas party. Each of my Dad’s 60+ grands and great-grands will find an ornament in his/her stocking. These are all made with pictures from old Christmas cards. Just a side note to locals: I am always looking for more cards. If you […]

decoupaged Christmas card ornaments

I’ve been crafting my way through a lot of old Christmas cards lately. I am grateful to all who have donated used cards for my crafts. I’m always looking for more. If you have some you want to be rid of, send them over! The Christmas card shadow boxes have been a lot of fun. […]

Christmas card shadow boxes

I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks working on little shadow boxes made from Christmas cards. Follow this link to a tutorial for making the boxes. I’ve learned a few things since I posted the tutorial. First a few tips, then a few samples of what I’ve been doing. I now make […]

cookie cutter ornaments

A few years ago, I made these cookie cutter ornaments for the Christmas Notebook ornament exchange. They were pretty easy to make. I found a cookie cutter collection at Wal-Mart that had twenty cookie cutters for only $5. What you’ll need: Metal cookie cutters Mod Podge decoupage medium Scissors Background paper Paint brush X-Acto knife […]

ornament tutorial ~ bottle brush tree on a wooden spool

Two of the {many} things I brought home from my mother’s house after she passed away last Christmas were her button and spool collections. I love them both and have been using them in my crafting. With the spools and some small bottle brush trees, I made these ornaments. Supplies needed: 2″ – 2 1/2″ […]

decoupaged ornaments tutorial

In my last post I shared some of the decoupaged ornaments I’ve made over the past few years. This post is a tutorial to explain how they’re made in case you want to try them yourself. Here’s what you’ll need: Clear ball ornaments Paper Scissors Mod Podge (or white craft glue, mixed two parts glue […]

two more sleeps till Christmas…