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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spread a Little Holiday Joy...

...when you give a special handmade gift!

And what is better than a beautiful holiday ornament for the receiver to add to their Christmas tree!




JOY Ornament
Designer: Kristen Swain

Supplies:


Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, UCUTIT foam
Making Memories chipboard glittered snowflakes and Noel Paper collection and diecuts
berry stems/gems/jingle bells- craft supply
The Twinery- twine


Instructions:


1. Adhere three snowflake chipboard pieces together, adding UCUTIT foam between each piece, and gluing with Hot Glue Gun.
2. Glue diecut piece in center of snowflake with hot glue.
3. Tuck two curled berry stems into space between diecut and snowflake, then top with holly diecut. Adhere red gem with glue gun.
4. Glue three jingle bells to side of diecut.
5. Cut out letters from patterned paper, adhere to diecut piece with UCUT IT Foam.
6. Punch hole and make hanger with the twinery twine.



Flower Ball Ornament
Designer: Kristen Swain

Supplies:

Glue Arts- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Making Memories Noel Papers
Ribbon- May Arts
Flowers - Petaloo
button/twine- craft supply
seam binding
styrofoam ball
knife
glitter glue
The Twinery twine
decor scissors-fiskars- cloud

Instructions:
1. Cut styrofoam ball in half with knife, then hollow out middle of ball.
2. Wrap red rickrack ribbon around itself, gluing in spots with hot glue gun, to make a ribbon rose. Adhere red gem in center of rose with hot glue. Cut leaf ribbon into pieces, and tuck leaves around rose, adhere with hot glue.
3. Glue rose inside of hollowed out space in styrofoam ball.
4. Make an accordion with 2 2 inch strips, gluing them together with the hot glue, trimming edges with deco scissors
5. Glue the styrofoam ball to the center of the accordion using hot glue,
6. Fill in around the sides of the ball with glittered flowers and a seam binding bow, topping bow with button and twine.
7. Punch hole in top of ornament, tying on Twinery twine for hanger, then glitter glue around edges of accordion.





Paper Folded Ornament
Designer: Michelle Lanning


Supplies:


Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Embellishments : Making Memories
Ribbon: May Arts
Adhesive Squares: Glue Arts


Instructions:
For this fun ornament I trimmed my pattern paper to 8.5x11.  I then vertically cut 1 inch strips with the entire sheet.  *note: it is best to use 2 sided pattern paper for this*.  Then with all the pieces on top of each other, crease.  You will then staple the center.  With each strip, fold inward and use glue arts squares to adhere to the paper.  Continue and then you will have a bow-like look.  It is super easy, and looks like fantastic!  Have fun!




Santa I've Been Good Ornament
Designer: Michelle Lanning


Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Embellishments: Making Memories
Hot Glue: Glue Arts






Are you feeling a bit inspired? Ready to grab your supplies and get busy crafting? Well to help you in those holiday crafting needs we're tickled to pair up this week with Making Memories! Leave us a comment and we'll select a random winner next Monday who will enjoy the Making Memories Noel Clear Stamps, Noel Trims and a small assortment of the Noel papers. 


And to adhere those beautiful supplies you MUST have some Glue Arts adhesives! We'll include our Ribbon Adhesive, Extreme Adhesive Squares and our Vellum Adhesive! Using Glue Arts products are the best way to spread Christmas Cheer!!  {right Buddy!}


Also don't forget to pop in the Making Memories blog all week to see what holiday projects and chances to win more goodies!!! 

47 comments:

  1. You are totally making me feel like making my own ornaments this year.

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  2. wow - these are just gorgeous!!!!

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  3. Beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Love the inspiration to make ornaments from papercrafting supplies. Great ideas.

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  5. How great to have some ideas for some new beautiful Christmas ornaments! Thanks.

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  6. wow!! gorgeous projects today (as always!)! love the glittery snowflake ornament!

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  7. Love them all! Tha snowflake however is my fav! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. beautiful ornaments! love the snowflake.

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  9. What beautiful ornaments! I think I will make some myself for gifts! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very pretty! I love coming here to get inspired!
    -Kristin

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  11. I think I have my hostess gift idea in mind! Thank you for the inspiration! Great ideas!

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  12. LOOOOVE these ideas--love that flower ornament! All are beautiful:)

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  13. Yes, I am inspired!

    TFS!!!!!! and for the chance to win

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  14. I'm loving all these handmade ornaments! And best of all, they are childproof and wont break when little ones run into the tree!

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  15. i can't tell you how much i appreciate how you always include such detailed instructions, it makes re-creating everything so much easier!

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  16. So pretty!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. All the ornaments are just fabulous and so inspiring.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love the Joy snowflake the best!!!

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  19. My daughter is home sick from school today and I think we will try one of these! Thanks!

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  20. Really beautiful! You have inspired me, now I just need the motivation to get out the supplies :)

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  21. These are all so beautiful, I especially love the snowflake!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  22. What a wonderful variety of ornaments!

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  23. what great projects = thanks for sharing

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  24. Great ornaments! Thaks for the ideas. :)

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  25. So beautiful and such great ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Gorgeous ornaments! Thank you all for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  27. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

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  28. These are all so gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  29. So there I was trying to come up with a really great idea for my dearest friend...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. WOW!! I am SOO HAPPY I decided to check you out!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  31. These are all so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. What gorgeous ornaments! I love the glittery snowflake!

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  33. just gorgeous simple gorgeous.

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  34. These ornaments are just adorable, love them, you all are so creative!!!

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  35. i now have the urge to make ornaments,thanks ;-)

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  36. Totally gorgeous, really stunning ornaments.
    Kim xXx

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  37. These would make beautiful package toppers too. Great ideas.

    Kathy R

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