Monday, November 23, 2009
BoB Snowy Serenade Ornament
Welcome! Are you tired from shopping? I am thankful that our local variety store restocked the Schleich medieval figurines Kyle wants for Xmas and was able to get almost all he wanted before starting work across the parking lot at 8. (LOL)
If you are wore out, relax and hop the blogs! If you have hopped from the BoBunny blog I am happy to share the instructions for my newest BoBunny Christmas ornament.
Ideas to Note:
• Subtle border edger changes up a traditional paper crafted ornament.
• Use mod podge to create two sided glitter paper.
• Metallic thread adds even more sparkle.
• Center hanging snowflake medallion, totally “blinged”, will catch the lights of the Christmas tree.
1. Use mod podge adhesive to created two sided paper design using Snow Serenade Stripe and Sparkle
2. Cut into 1.125” strips and use wavy border punch; tip: line up one edge flush with edge of punch, punch, pull out and FLIP over, aligning edge with same end of punch. Then continue punching the border design down both sides. This will ensure a mirrored image for the paper strips.
3. Five strips total were used in the ornament example show. Fewer may be used.
4. If stitching strips, back stitch about ¼” before end to secure. Hole punch ends, avoiding the thread.
5. Use pencil to mark the center of each strip and punch hole for brad, OR use craft knife to create a slit parallel to the stitched line. The latter avoids punching through the stitching and creating an open thread end. Although a bit more work when sewing, once can mark the center point on each strip and backstitch before and after to keep thread secure when punching through.
6. Use purple brad to secure strips together as shown.
7. Without center medallion use brad to secure all strips at the top, and use filament or other to wrap around base of brad and create hanger.
Center Medallion option:
If desired, add a hanging design in center of the ornament. For this project a chipboard shape was colorized with paint, embossing powder, and glitter medium, and BoBunny stickers (also coated with glitter medium) were layered on top. Gems were secured in the center. Note that both sides of the snowflake are finished so it always looks good on the tree, no matter which angle it is seen.]
I used a colored embossing pen under an opaque powder - which allows a little glimpse of blue, and ties in nicely with the paper colors.
To add a center medallion, skip step 7 and pick up here.
8. Using fine thread, about 9” long, guide both ends through top of snowflake and then through all the holes of the strips, bringing each end up one at a time. TIP: wrap small piece of magic tape around ends of thread, roll tightly, to create any easy end to thread through successive holes. Gently pull string upward as each paper strip end is threaded onto brad. (NOTE: this can be a bit tricky to get all the strips onto the brad, take your time.)
9. Once all are in place, pull thread upward so snowflake hangs in desired position, and secure brad into place. Enjoy!
Tip: bend up the stickers a bit to add some dimension.
BoBunny Supplies Used:
Snow Serenade Stripe, Sparkles, iCandy Brads, Combo Stickers, Buttons and Bling
Magistical Memories Chipboard Shape
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Detail White
Stickles by Ranger, Stardust
EK Success border punch: Dotted Wave
Thread: Coats & Clark (wisteria) and Sulky (metallic monofilament), and Gutermann (silver metallic)
Adhesives: Mod Podge
I hope you are inspired to get out your paper crafting ornaments and make an ornament this holiday season. This one in particular is easy for the children to get involved with (if you skip the center hanging medallion) - you don't need to use border punches to create a pretty ornament. My daughter was given strips to play with and she has made some of her own. If you did not come here via the BoBunny blog I just want to thank you for visiting my blog of your own accord...or by a google search... I do peek at where people are coming from and how they found me and I am always curious as to how some google searches can lead people here...willing to bet they may not even scrapbook! (LOL) I especially want to shout HI to my fellow Cherries from ACOT - I see a number of you popping over and I really appreciate your taking time to do that. As always, happy creating!