Handmade Christmas Ornament {for an ornament exchange}

Dana from the Crafted Niche put together a little Crafted Christmas Ornament Exchange a couple weeks back. I finally sent my creation off in the mail for Jessica at Dear Emmeline. Come take a peek…

Jessica said she liked neutrals with green, red, white, and gold (pretty easy, right?). She also said she loves fabrics, embroidery, texture, vintage and typography. While I’m not the best at sewing or crafting with fabrics, I decided I would put my graphic design skills to good use and create something vintage-looking mixed with bit of typography.

I gathered my supplies:

  • (2) square graphics that I designed in Photoshop
  • (1) 4.5 inch piece of pine
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Bling on a Roll
  • Cardinal ornament hanger
  • Wire

I took my 4.5 inch piece of pine and drilled a small hole in the top.

Next I printed out my designs on normal laser printer paper, trimmed them out, and mod podged it onto the wood. I put a layer of Mod Podge underneath the print, let it dry, and put another coat on top of the print.

I used a little bit of wire to attach the Cardinal hanger through the pre-drilled hole in the wood (yeah, I had to kinda poke around since my paper design covered it).

And finally to jazz up the back a bit I used some Bling on a Roll (no really, that’s what it’s called). This stuff is simply awesome. So much faster than gluing on jewels one by one!

And that’s it! I like the concept of a two-sided ornament since mine seem to slip around from time to time.

Make sure you check out Dana’s site tomorrow to see all of the great handmade creations for the Crafted Christmas Ornament Exchange!

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  1. says

    Love it, and once again, this post comes at the exactly right time for me. I have an ornament exchange this weekend and not finding what I really wanted. Heading to the craft store tonight to make one. Thanks!

  2. DeeConstructed says

    So I don’t really get into the Christmas thing (bday is Xmas Eve ~ always been a sore spot) BUT when I saw this post I honestly thought it was a cute way to display cards on a tree. Of course reading through I saw that it wasn’t & is lovely nonetheless but how cool would it be if they were ornaments that you could add cards to? Someone out here in blogland who loves Xmas & is crafty enough is sure to take this idea & run with it…I just ask that you think of me the night before & wish me a happy birthday. :) Awesome post!
    ~Dee @deeconstructed.com

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