Monday, November 23, 2009

Home made Christmas ornaments

I was feeling a little crafty tonight and I decided to try something that I don't do very much, stamp. So the way I see this is, if I can do this project then you can. I have been wanting to try and make my own gifts this year and this is one thing that I came up with. I decorated my own ornaments. It was really fairly simple.

So here is the tutorial. I hope you enjoy it.

First I had to overcome the fact that I was going to have to stamp on a curved surface. I do not have a curved acrylic block so since the Snag em stamps from Imaginisce are easy to bend I decided to just use my hand to stamp the image on the glass ornament. But now I had to figure out a way to hold the glass ornament still. So with necessity the mother of invention I used my daughter's play doh to hold the ornament still while I stamped on it. Worked like a charm!

After I stamped the images with Stazon ink and let them dry I colored in a little with my Copic markers and then brushed the ornaments with glitter glaze.

While I was letting the ornaments dry I wrapped the holiday trims around the handle of a basket.

After the ornaments had dried I tied a ribbon on the top of the ornament for decoration.

Next, I decorated the front and back of the basket handle with a couple of the Polar Expressions poinsettias and finished them off with a brad made with my I-top.

And now the finished gift basket of ornaments.


This little gift basket was easy and fairly quick to make. I hope this inspires you to make some of your gifts this year.
Products used: Patterned paper (grass in basket), ribbon, stamps, poinsettias, I-top brad maker all by Imaginisce; Ink: Stazon; Copic markers; Glitter Glaze: Making Memories; Basket: Micheal's.

2 comments:

Andrea Amu said...

Those look great, Heather, and I love how you dressed up the basket too!

donlambson said...

lovin those Polar Expression Snag 'em Stamps on Glass!