Handmade Ornaments

Two pretty Christmas ornaments made from a little paper, a lot of color layers and really versatile Sizzix die designed by Brenda Pinnick. The die itself can be used in so many different ways, and since I’m continuing on in my holiday spirit mode, I thought ornaments would make a great addition to our Christmas tree.

When I was little, making Christmas ornaments was always a favorite thing to do. Now, things seem to get so busy we don’t stop to make much of anything just because anymore. Today I wanted to change that… we need a Christmas ornament making day!

I started out with a completely different vision, but let the project dictate where it wanted to go. I combined marker coloring, DecoArt metallic paint and embossing powder in various layers to create an aged, vintage feel to these paper ornaments.I finished off the ornament concept by using some Beadalon ColourCraft wire to twist into decorative hooks and hangers attached to the top of each ornament.

Christmas ornamentChristmas ornament by Jen Goode

This design is layered using a painted packing foam and then covered in a gold satin ribbon. The star on the tree is covered in gold glitter paint I found at the Dollar tree. The decorative edging was created with a paper punch and the little red dots on the tree are red seed beads glued into place. I finished off the look with a brown raffia bow.  To get the aged look with the metallic paints, simply apply with a dry brush.

Christmas ornament

Christmas ornament with buttonsChristmas ornament with buttons by Jen Goode

This piece is made with two interlocking pieces of cardstock which I painted with a bronze metallic paint. ( I LOVE these DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint!). I have a whole jar of the fun brown buttons, and I keep seeing ornaments made with buttons so I thought now would be a good time to try the look. They are simply glued in place. I think it would be nice to add a hint of thread every now and then if I were to make this design again. The red ribbon in the center is raffia.

Button Christmas ornament

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