As we get closer to the holidays, it’s always fun to do handmade projects or get the kids involved with decorating the Christmas tree. This year, why not create Christmas ornaments for friends and family members. All you need are a set of glass ornaments and a selection of amazing colors of StazOn Studio Glaze to complete this project.
Skill: Beginner Time: 1 hour + drying time
Remove the hanger from each ornament and put aside. Holding the ornament with 2 fingers, start by creating a zig-zag pattern using StazOn Studio Glaze in Gold.
Add dots of color using StazOn Studio Glaze in St. Valentine, Silver, and Orange Zest. Continue adding dots of color around the ornament.
Place another ornament on a dowel or craft stick and add StazOn Studio Glaze in St. Valentine, Emerald City, and Orange Zest in random patterns. Use a finger to mix the colors together creating a swirly pattern.
Add rings of color on another ornament and mix them together creating another swirly pattern.
Continue painting the ornaments with Studio Glaze until you have decorated all the ornaments you need.
Using the RInea 3D Hyacinth die set, die cut assorted colors of Rinea Foils. Add Tear It Tape to the bottom edge of the die.
Put the hanger back in each ornament. Remove the backing from the Tear It Tape, then wrap the foil around the ornament top.
Use a craft pick to curl the foil strips and continue decorating as you wish.
StazOn Studio Glaze – Gold, Silver, Midnight Blue, Cotton White, St. Valentine, Orange Zest, Emerald City
Oh My….Gingerbread! That is the color of the month for November 2018 here at Imagine. Gingerbread is not only one of my favorite holiday treats but it is also one of my favorite colors. I have paired it with another of my holiday favorites…handcrafted ornaments! These star ornaments are so elegant looking on the tree and by making them with Rinea Foiled Papers they add loads of extra sparkle and shine to the mix.
Skill: Intermediate to Advanced Time: 1 hour per ornament
Cut copy weight white paper 4.75” x 4.75”; cut the square into triangles as shown.
Cut Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper into 5” squares then into triangles. Note: You will need 9-10 triangles per ornament.
Stamp each triangle with a variety of ornament peg stamps using VersaMagic Gingerbread and VersaFine Clair Acorn inks. Sponge edges with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink.
Mount each stamped triangle onto each foiled paper triangle. Roll one side point and affix it to the center point; roll the other point around the side to form a cone. Affix with your favorite adhesive. Repeat until you have 9-10 cones.
Die-cut a circle from chipboard and one from gold foiled paper. Trim a 10” piece of stretch cord per ornament.
Punch a hole in the chipboard circle. Adhere to 8-10 cones around the circle.
Once all the cones are attached or glued down, insert a decorative brad in the center of the ornament to cover the tips of the cones.
Cover the back of the ornament with the gold foiled paper circle (to hide the brad); affix the stretch cord hanger. In the photo above, you can see that I have used a different color scheme.
Here I have made two versions of the same ornament one is using 10 cones in multiple colors and the other is 9 cones in gingerbread. Above is a comparison of the different looks. The 9 cone ornament is much wider/flatter look to it while the 10 cone ornament is more rounded with the original cone shape still intact. Both beautiful in their own way.
If snow is not yet covering the ground, and you’re only hoping for white Christmas, it’s just the right time to hang snowflake decorations in the window. This fun upcycling project will take you into the Christmas mood and the best thing is that you’ll probably have all the needed supplies already in your stash. These snowflakes are quick and simple to make, and they’re also the perfect DIY project for children impatiently waiting for Christmas!
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes + drying time
Die-cut or punch circles from clear plastic packaging.
Print or hand-draw snowflake images on paper. Place plastic circle on the printed image, and trace snowflake lines with a silver irRESISTible Pico Embellisher.
Set aside to dry.
Create chains of circles by connecting 3 or 4 snowflakes with white sewing yarn.