Today we will learn how to make three vintage inspired ornaments that will become treasured keepsakes for your holiday tree … or you can make them and give them as gifts! They will add that ‘special touch’ when attached to the top of your gift packages or tucked inside a holiday gift basket filled with goodies and treasures!
Supplies from The Digichick Shop:
First up, we are going to make an ornament using a simple cardboard tube from paper towels or wrapping paper rolls! You will use this same paper treatment technique for two of the three ornaments today.
Print your desired choice of digital papers. On the reverse side, measure the length of your paper roll and using a ruler, trace a pencil line down the paper. Cut out the paper strip.
Adhere some strong, double sided glue to the paper roll and attach the digital paper covering the tube completely.
Adhere some pretty holiday wired ribbons to either side of the tube (I used hot glue) and then wrap some seam binding (here) or satin ribbons around the tubes to hide any glue peeking through.
I crumpled some gold tissue paper and inserted into each open end of the paper tube to give the sides of the ornament a finished look.
Next is where you’ll create the MAGIC! Print off several digital image from the Vintage Christmas Kit and a paper doilie. Decorate the top of your ornament to your hearts content … I added a digital paper flower, a digi gold bow, a digi doilie, sugared berries, gold elastic cording, bloomer, gold glitter, a tiny jingle bell, a button and a gold pipe cleaner for hanging!
SO pretty when hung on your Christmas tree!
The next ornament uses the same technique for covering the paper tube with digital paper of your choice. I added some vintage cream paint to the edges and middle to give the paper a worn, antique look.
Gather some supplies from your treasure baskets again and have FUN decorating your paper tube ornament! I used a gold paper doilie, a digi doilie, vintage lace trims, seam binding, gold berries, leaves, a chipboard ornament, the digi Believe stamp, a button, bloomer, gold elastic cording and a jingle bell!
After I printed and trimmed the digi Believe stamp image, I spritzed it with gold Glimmer Mist to give it an antique look. I also spritzed the digi paper doilie with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist.
Hang on your tree to create a magical look!
For our final easy peasy ornament, we’re going to use an icicle ornament template and the Rosettes Set 1 cutting file:
Print a digi paper of your choice and then cut two strips of your choice of Rosettes. Glue the strips together at one end, score on tic marks, fold and adhere end to end with a strong glue. Attach the Rosette to a card stock base circle with strong glue.
The back side of your rosette will look like this when complete.
Print a digital paper of your choice and then cut the icicle template out and adhere with glue to form icicle shape … NOTE: before I glued the icicle together, I strung two crystal droplets onto silver elastic cording and inserted inside the cone handing from the bottom and a silver elastic cording loop hanging from the top … then glue the cone together.
Attach the rosette to the top of the icicle. Spritz a digi paper doilie with glimmer mist and attach to top of rosette, then add a digi paper flower, glitter and some satin and organza flowers. You’ll want to punch holes in the centers of the rosette, doilie and paper flower to thread the silver cord through before gluing all together.
I cut the middle out of a silver paper doilie and then glued it onto the bottom of the rosette. To finish it off I added some silver glittered leaves to the nose gay and some vintage lace trims to the outside of the icicle cone.
Violá! You’ve created three beautiful, vintage inspired ornaments that are so easy, inexpensive and FUN to make … and give!
Thanks for peeking at my projects today. Merry Christmas!!!
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