Hello and welcome to Ornament Thursday~our virtual craft night get together. This came about when I mentioned to Katie that I wished we could get together for a holiday craft night. That's not possible so we're sharing ornament ideas via our blogs. Guess what? You're invited too! Just post pictures (and tips or a quick how to) on your blog and leave a link to your post in the comments section here. The more the merrier!
My offering today is pictured above----Tartan Love!
My friend Meg remembered these fabric covered ornaments as a kid so we set out to reconstruct them. She bought the materials and the day we made cookies, we also did a little crafting. My pal Krissy and I traded off on our cookie duties while we made the first heart. It was a group effort to put the pieces of the puzzle together, really.
- 1/8th yard of metallic paper-like fabric
- Mod Podge
- polystyrene form (heart, star, ball)
- tooth pick
- paint brush
- 4mm gold glass faceted beads
- straight or sequin pins
- multi-purpose adhesive
- 10 inches of ribbon
Instructions: Cut the fabric into small squares-approximately 1/4". Poke a tooth pick into the side of your polystyrene form--this gives you something to hold onto. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge onto small sections of the form and stick the fabric squares into place. Add a thin layer of MP over each piece of fabric. Continue overlapping and sticking the fabric (see photo above). At this point it may look a little scary. Once the MP becomes tacky you can smooth down loose edges with the wooden handle on the paint brush. Poke the tooth pick into a block of foam and leave to dry. Remove the tooth pick and patch up the hole with another piece of fabric and MP, leaving it to dry. String a bead onto a pin, add a dot of glue to the pin and poke it into the side of the form. Repeat with desired pattern. Don't forget to save a spot at the top for attaching the ribbon. Bring the two ends of ribbon together and make an over hand knot. String a bead onto a pin followed by the ribbon. Put a dot of glue where you want the ribbon and push the bead/ribbon pin down into the top of the form.
More festive ideas....
- Katie made a cool LOVE ornament.
- Madge made a sweet photo ornament of her grandparents.
- Jean made a naughty angel ornament.
- Jennifer made a whimsical ornament set.
- Alexia made a funky cool ornament.
Join in anytime...please don't feel like you have to post instructions though. We just want to see what you're putting on your tree this year!