Day 7 & Day 8 of 25 Days til Christmas!! Since I was sick yesterday so I decided to combine the two days and good thing for it's a long post. Day 7 started with creating some Homespun Shabby Chic Ornaments. Here are some snowflake ornaments I bought tons of last year at the $$ store, (you get 10 for a $) what a deal. Now you can find them in almost any color you want. Walmart even has them for $3.oo.
Step 1: using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cut, here I cut the floral out of pink felt.
Step 2: you will need a snowflake, the four tattered floral felt pieces.
Step 3: Stack the felt florals one on top of the other, with a needle and thread, sew on a button through all the felt layers. (or you can hot glue each layer together and hot glue a pearl or gem in the center).
your floral will look like this-
Step 4: Hot glue the felt floral to the white snowflake.
press together carefully-not to burn yourself on the hot glue (I mean it's HOT)!! ouch
Almost done!!!! here is what it looks like so far, so shabby cute....
Here is one that I added a pearl to the center and some tinsel too!!! I really love this one...
Step 5: To make them sparkle and pop more, I added Silver Stickles to the ornament by first squeezing a dab on my craft matt and using my finger to control where I rub the glitter on....(please excuse my messy fingers I was coloring some fabric leaves before)....
Step 6: These snowflakes came with sliver hangers on them, but you can use any kind of trim as the hanger, or put a pin back on them to where on a Christmas Sweater or place pop dots on the back on the snowflake and use in a scrapbook layout or a card!!!!
here is a close up of my fave!!!!!
Hope you enjoy making some Shabby Chic Ornaments to adorn your tree or put on your gifts as a tag. Now onto some sneak peaks of some handmade gifts I have been working on... Gift card set that I am not quite done with yet (will show when completed) I just love these two little birds talking to each other-resting on some lovely tinsel mesh I found at Walmart yesterday. The scrapbook papers are from Creative Imaginations IOD are so amazing and exciting to play with I feel like I am back in grade school in art class.
I loved the snowflake ornament so much, I placed one on a card to go in the gift basket I am making for my mother in law (shhhhh) it's ok she doesn't have Internet so she won't see....
Well that's it for this Homespun Holiday tips and ideas....loving this challenge I am doing for the 25 Days til Christmas....it's pushing me outside my box.
brr it's cold outside like 17 degrees!!!!!!