Let’s Make a Shaker Ornament

By Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello there! Today’s tutorial is a shaker ornament created with embossing powders and using different colors in a single piece. To make this, I used the MBoss in Blue Icicle, Sapphire and White. To create this type of embellishments or ornaments for your cards, gifts or Christmas Trees, you can also use our traditional Embossing Powders in any color.  

Skill Level: Medium

Time to Complete: 45 minutes


Step 1:

Apply a layer of ink to your Shaker Base or Chipboard piece directly with the ink pad of VersaMark. You can also use the small size or cube of VersaMark Ink if you are using a small piece of shaker card or chipboard. Make the emphasis on the center if it has the designed part. 

Step 2:

Cover the center of your ornament with the light color of MBoss or embossing powder. In my sample, I am using the Blue Icicle.

Step 3:

Melt the MBoss or Embossing Powder with the heat tool. Don’t worry if the powder covered some parts of the border.

Step 4:

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want a thick effect or want better coverage.

Step 5:

Ink the border or the chipboard ornament or shaker piece with the VersaMark Ink Pad, taking care not to cover the center of the piece. 

Step 6:

Cover the inked area with the dark color of MBoss. I am using the Sapphire.

Step 7:

Melt the powder with the heat tool. Then, add some touches of MBoss White to create more dimension over it. Melt the MBoss White or White Embossing Powder with the heat tool. 

Step 8:

Assemble your shaker card or finish the ornament by adding some sprinkles or small sequins and adding a piece of ribbon to tie it.

Voila! Our ornament is finished and can be used to decorate a card, a gift or to be handled on a Christmas Tree.

Remember that you can use this idea for any type of chipboard piece or for any occasion, not only for Christmas. 

Art Supplies:


• Mboss Sapphire, Blue Icicle and White

• Tear it! Tape

• Craft Mat

• VersaMark


• Shaker Dimension Set or Chipboard Piece. 

• Heat Tool

• Sequins

Make Wooden Stamped Christmas Tree Ornaments


By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Make wooden sign board style ornaments for your Christmas tree, colored with white All-Purpose ink and stamped Christmas designs with StazOn ink. Simple and easy to make.


Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour



Step 1

Place 6 wooden sticks next to each other. Cut two wooden sticks a bit longer than the total width of the above six ones. Place Tear It! Tape on the two and attach on the rest and create a sign board.



Step 2

Color the sign boards with white All-Purpose Ink and both sides.



Step 3

Stamp your favorite Christmas stamps using the StazOn Black Cherry ink pad, which will dry quickly and won’t bleed on the wood.



Step 4

Distress the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad.


Step 5

Add rhinestones using the On Point Glue.


Step 6

Wrap Baker’s twine on one side and some on the top to hand the ornament.


Art Supplies:


• StazOn – Black Cherry

• Memento – Rich Cocoa

• All-Purpose Ink – White

• Sponge Daubers

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue



• Wooden sticks

• Christmas themed stamps

• Bakers twine

• Rhinestones


Learn How to Decorate Your Own Holiday Ornaments

by Steph Ackerman

Learn How to Decorate Your Own Holiday Ornaments

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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

Add dots of color using StazOn Studio Glaze in St. Valentine, Silver, and Orange Zest. Continue adding dots of color around the ornament.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add rings of color on another ornament and mix them together creating another swirly pattern.

Step 5

Continue painting the ornaments with Studio Glaze until you have decorated all the ornaments you need.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Put the hanger back in each ornament. Remove the backing from the Tear It Tape, then wrap the foil around the ornament top.

Step 8

Use a craft pick to curl the foil strips and continue decorating as you wish.




Learn How to Create Foil Paper Christmas Ornaments

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Create Foil Paper Christmas Ornaments

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


Step 1

Cut copy weight white paper 4.75” x 4.75”; cut the square into triangles as shown.

Step 2

Cut Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper into 5” squares then into triangles. Note: You will need 9-10 triangles per ornament.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Die-cut a circle from chipboard and one from gold foiled paper. Trim a 10” piece of stretch cord per ornament.

Step 6

Punch a hole in the chipboard circle. Adhere to 8-10 cones around the circle.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

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.


  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Jolly Foiled Paper Pack; Mocha/Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Embellished Holiday Wreath Peg Stamp Set; Happy Holidays Peg Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair – Ugly Sweater Background Stamps
  • White Copy Paper
  • Chipboard
  • MFT – Scallop Circle Dies
  • Fancy Brad
  • Stretch Cord

Create Cute and Simple Window Decor for Christmas

by Elina Stromberg

Create Cute and Simple Window Decor for Christmas

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


Step 1

Die-cut or punch circles from clear plastic packaging.

trace snowflake lines with a silver irRESISTible Pico Embellisher
Step 2

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.

Step 3

Set aside to dry.

Step 4

Create chains of circles by connecting 3 or 4 snowflakes with white sewing yarn.


  • Clear plastic packaging
  • Circle dies (Sizzix) or a strong circle punch (Fiskars)
  • White sewing yarn
  • Scissors