Hi there! Honestly, I almost fell off my chair when I read Ronda´s email asking me if I´d be interested doing a blog post over at her blog!!! I probably read the email 10 times before I realized what it was about!! I am a huge fan of her work and it is truly a great honor to be able to do this post. She asked me to do a little Christmas ornament project and I wanted to make something very special…I hope you will enjoy this little step-by-step tutorial.
First I took a piece of brown packaging paper (I used the paper that comes in my scrapbooking kits every month for this purpose) and placed a stencil over the paper and then applied white acrylic paint over it with a foam brush. I used the "Spinning Tops", "Kaleidoscope" and the "Switchback" stencil for my ornaments. After that I let the acrylic paint dry properly.
Next I took some paper mache forms and applied some Ranger "Glue n´ Seal" on them with a paint brush. Then I placed the painted brown packaging paper and glued it down. I also applied a layer of "Glue n´ Seal" over the finished forms to seal the painted areas.
Now that the basic forms were done I just needed to apply the gold ribbon for hanging and some decoration. I applied tulle, lace and tinsel ribbon between the forms before gluing them together.
For the first ornament I punched some snowflakes out of glitter cardstock and added a banner underneath the snowflakes and a little pearl in the middle (the one with tulle).
For the second one I used tacky tape to glue down the tinsel ribbon around the edges.
For the middle I took some plywood elements, applied a layer of "Glossy Accents" over them and then poured gold glitter over the whole area.
The glitter needed to dry out properly before I added the red wooden pearl "wreath" on the top.
The third ornament has some lace around it and wooden chipboard element in the middle.
I additionally decorated the chipboard snowflakes with some diamond glitter glue for some additional shine.
These ornaments are fairly easy to do. By changing the color and the embellishments you can create a totally different look.
I can´t wait to see these hang on my Christmas tree!!!
Hope you have enjoyed my little Christmas ornament idea!
Hi! My name is Sanna Lippert and I live close to Vienna in Austria. I´m originally from Finland. I have been a paper lover since I was a very little girl. I used to draw and do crafting for hours and hours. All my drawers were full of "creations". After my son´s were born I discovered scrapbooking and I have been addicted ever since. I mainly create layouts in different sizes as well as cards and minibooks. Mixed media is one of my recent passions. When I´m not scrapbooking, I´m either working at my day job or weaving rugs, socks or doing something else creative. I cannot imagine life without being creative. I am mainly into creating laoyuts with white space on them. Black pen, small embellishments, stamps, stencils and mists are also my constant companion. No particular style I like most, I usually create based on how I´m feeling. I love this hobby and love trying out new products and techniques. There´s so much to discover and to learn with inspiration everywhere! I am thrilled to guesting here at Ronda´s blog!! Thanks for having me here!!! Xoxo, Sanna
These ornaments are so amazing and so easy to recreate. I am so happy i invited Sanna to be a guest on my blog. i love that these ornaments have that simple elegence to bring joy to any room as holiday decor.