Hand crafted and vintage are two hot trends these days. Why not combine the two and make some pretty, Victorian inspired ornaments to hang on your tree or give as gifts.
- DIGITAL PRODUCTS – ROSETTES SET 1 by THE CUTTING FILES
- ELECTRONIC CUTTING MACHINE
- PATTERNED PAPER
- GLUE GUN
- ALEENE’S TACKY SPRAY, GLITTER
- RIBBON, LACE, PAPER FLOWERS, PEARLS
- SPELLBINDER FLORAL DOILY MOTIF
The small floral pattern from ROSETTES SET 1 was cut at 2 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches. Each ornament used TWO of these strips. This kit is so great because you don’t even have to score the fold lines, they are already made for you when the piece is cut out.
Next, make hills and valleys along the score lines skipping one each time. This makes each side of the fold about a half inch. Trim off one side of a fold from each side of just ONE of the strips as shown. This is done so that when they are put together the folds continue in the same pattern.
I tried several different glues and found that the glue gun was the best way to put the ornament together because it adheres so quickly. You can use another type of glue but it takes a while to stick and I am all about fast! Lay the trimmed side on top of the other strip as shown.
Attach the other side forming a circle.
Gather the circle together and flatten it out. Squirt a little glue down into the center to hold it in place.
I wanted a little (ok a lot) of sparkle so I sprayed the entire ornament with Aileene’s Tacky Spray and dipped it in glitter.
For the hanging portion, a one inch satin ribbon was folded in the center and pressed down about half way. The entire piece was about 24 inches long.
A bow was tied about 4 inches down from the fold of the loop and a little dot of glue was placed in between the two to hold it in place.
I punched out a flower shaped circle (you can hand cut a circle if you like) to attach over the center and to have something to attach the ribbon. The ribbon was then glued to the back of the ornament as shown. The bow was pulled over the top of the ornament towards the front with the know laying just within a fold.
The front of this of this ornament was decorated with some lace and a paper flower. I also dipped the flower in glitter. One can never have too much glitter.
For the next ornament, I used the Spellbinder die to cut a shaped layer for the front.
Some pearls, a ribbon bow and simple ribbon hanger were added to finish it off. Oh yeah, more glitter too.
I chose to go Victorian on my ornaments because they are going to my mom who has a Victorian themed tree, but the base can be decorated in any theme you choose. Make a bunch and give the kids some bits of lace, ribbon, buttons, whatever and see what they come up with!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great, handcrafted holiday!
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