Photo: Pottery BarnCurse you Pottery Barn for having such cute stuff! The most recent PB catalogs are just filled with vintage flair and found object style. Now, my family has committed to a homemade tree these past few years. The days of Mom having a tree out of the latest magazine or style book are gone. We embrace all the kids handmade ornaments and even proudly display my husband's fourth grade self portrait on a pickle jar lid. Every year, I also make ornaments too based on the latest trends or my vintage finds. So, I was
The set of four ornaments sells for $29.00. I set out to make something similar for under $10.00 and share the process with you along the way! So, here is the ornament I focused on -
Here's my supply list:
Clear plastic ornament from hobby store $1
3 in scallop or circle punch
Glue, spray adhesive, scissors, fine glitter
Christmas, bird die cuts
Cheesecloth or ribbon
I simply cut a 3 inch scallop from my sheet music and a piece of cardstock. I mounted the sheet music on the cardstock for support. My clear plastic ornament had rounded edges. I chose to use the scallop punch to give my ornament a similiar shape to theirs. I then made a small collage using my die cuts and saved digital images. I hand cut each piece and glued in place. Now, my die cuts were too large for the 3 inch scallop so when I was done positioning each piece, I had to cut away the excess. I chose to handcut since my scallop punch is not as sharp as it used to be. When I was done I had this -
What do you think? Simiiar to the PB one?
Use a pencil (eraser end) or small paint brush to help roll down the sides and position the collage where you want it. Then to help the image stay flat and to add some fun texture to the other side, add some decorative excelsior fill (the white moss). Note these are not round ornament bulbs. They are more convex like the back of a spoon. Here she is all done! ...and here's me taking photos in the rain. lol
As an added treat...I'm sharing my collage digital image with you! No need to make your own collage, scan, etc. Just right click this image and save to your computer. In your photo editing software, choose to print this as 3.5 x 5 photo size but on cream cardstock. Either punch out the image or hand cut. You will just need to add a touch of glitter and place inside your clear plastic ornament.
So, glad you stopped by on this rainy day! I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial and the freebie! Your comments and follows are greatly appreciated. I'm altering some vintage finds today to create more ornaments. I'll be sharing those this week too. I'm linking my little white Santas above to White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage. I'm also linking to Its so very Cheri and Rednesday . On Friday, I'll be linking to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Stop by and be inspired!