Deer Ornament

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Here is a super easy ornament that will add plenty of sparkle to your tree!

I purchased an extra-large, clear, plastic ornament. This one is probably 2-3 times the size of a typical bulb.

I filled this inside with some gift-bag filler.

Then I added Merry Christmas and reindeer Peel-Off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The deer prance all the way around!

I love it.

Since I chose not to put up a tree this year, I hung it on my wooden tree for now …

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Favorite Ornaments

IMGP1054Each Friday, Scrap It Girl asks everyone to post their favorites.

Today, she asked us to post our favorite ornament to make. For me, this was easy … I love to make ornaments and I love to make ones with a little dome on them by Globecraft & Piccolo. They are so versatile and so much fun to make.

This time, I opted to make one featuring products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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I started by tracing the outer edge of the frame onto a piece of paper. Then I cut well inside of the line to create the back of the ornament.

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I placed it on top of the center ring, which I had already painted white.

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Next, I cut out pieces of the candle from Velvet paper and Shimmer Sheetz. I lightly inked the candle and wax.

067I added a couple of sprigs cut out of cardstock and Glitter Dots.

IMGP1050I inked the top ring and then embossed it with an embossing folder. I then took ink and ran it over the top of the ring to highlight the embossing.

IMGP1051I put the dome on and added Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive around it. Then I put on the ring and used clothespins to hold it in place white drying.

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I finished it off with a jingle bell and a couple of pre-made ribbons.

What do you think?

 

 

 

Looking through the window

scrapitgirl_ornament_Candy_spiegelMy final challenge with Scrap It Girl is to create an ornament.

I love to make ornaments … they are a great way to use up some leftover supplies. And who doesn’t want a beautiful, handmade ornament for their tree?!

This design “came to me” while wandering through Hobby Lobby on Black Friday. I picked up the new Window and Window Box die by Tim Holtz, knowing I already had a Christmas tree die by Sizzix and a Martha Stewart punch at home.

I cut out the window and window box with chipboard and then painted them with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. Once dry, I used Archival ink in Coffee to edge the window and to cover the window box. A dabber that fits on your fingertip is perfect for this.

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I added a piece of acetate to the back of the window and then used the Xyron machine to adhere the punched branches to the front of the window. Then I glued the flower box on and added berries made with Stickles. The trim on the window box is a Piccolo piece covered in Titanium White 3D Enamel Gel.

I cut the tree out of green cardstock and trimmed it down to fit behind the window. I added rhinestone ornaments and then used pop dots to adhere it to the back of the window. I then applied another layer of pop dots and adhered the blue paper (Basic Grey) to the back.

I attached a Tim Holtz brad and used that to hold the tinsel in place.

Finally, I put in a couple of holes and attached a bit of wire to the top to hang it. I made the curly area by wrapping the ribbon around a pen.

I love all of the little details in this … I’m making a few more for gifts for my friends and family.

Now it’s your turn. Create your own holiday ornament and post it on Scrap It Girl’s website for your chance to win a great collection of gifts.

Down by the lake

Just because it is the middle of winter doesn’t mean we have to surround ourselves with it.

Instead, I chose to remember summer by creating this elegant lighthouse ornament.

LighthouseCandySpiegelFor this ornament, I left the backside plain so it can hang on the wall in my living room.

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I started by painting the lighthouse black. Then I added a bit of 24K Gold Embossing Powder to the rails and roof.

lighthouse3Spiegel Once that was done, I coated the entire thing with Glastique Gloss to give it a rich, shiny finish.

lighthouse4SpiegelTurning my attention to the ring, I embossed it with the Tim Holtz Brick Texture Fade and then colored it with Distress Ink.
lighthouse6SpiegelWhen the lighthouse was dry, I traced around it on a photo of a sunset on Lake Michigan, cut it out and then glued it onto the back of the lighthouse.

lighthouse5SpiegelI put the globe in place and then glued the ring onto the lighthouse. I use clips to hold it tight until it sticks.

LighthouseCandySpiegelThen I enameled a couple of Piccolos with Vintage Gold Embossing Powder and added them to the outside of the ornament. I added a bit of twine to replicate rope, and it is done and ready to hang on my wall!

Visit the Globecraft & Piccolo blog today to see another project I created with a globe … an altered cigar box.

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Ornaments: Not just for holidays

Christmas may be over, but the fun of making ornaments doesn’t have to be.

My niece and nephew each had an amazing hunting season this year. My niece shot her first turkey and my nephew was able to score two deer on opening day — his first time deer hunting.

I thought giving them each a handmade ornament would be a great way to remember their special days. Even though I gave them to them on Christmas Day, they could certainly be hung all year long, if they desire.

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I have to apologize for the quality of the photos … I still haven’t gotten my lights fixed and in all of the Christmas rush, these were the best I could do! Click on the images for a larger look …Jakob's OrnamentI started with DIY Ornament Kits from Globecraft & Piccolo, but I left off the back globe so they can hang flat on the wall. I wrote the date and a few words about their special hunting trips on the back of the photos. Wallet-sized photos fit perfectly in these ornaments.

I added a few Piccolos and used a combination of paint, embossing powder and 3D Enamel Gels to cover the ornaments.

Then, I added a few brads from Eyelet Outlet (I just cut the backs off and glued them on).

When all was finished, I applied a thick coat of Glastique to the entire ornament (except the globe) to help seal on the tiny guns and no hunting sign and protect the finishes.

They turned out pretty cute, don’t you think!?

Candy spiegel ClockI have another Globecraft & Piccolo project — a cuckoo clock — on their blog today … click here to check it out!

Happy Holidays!

I apologize for being MIA over the past week or so. It seems I got busy making holiday gifts and CHA samples, and neglected my blog!

One of the things I have been working on are special ornaments using products from Globecraft & Piccolo. I have had a few “issues” and so none of them are finished quite yet, but I thought I could share some that are already done and hanging on the tree.

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I have been making these ornaments for several months now, but this is the first time I have them hanging on the tree. I put these up randomly, but look at how beautiful they are with the light shining behind them!

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This one was made by a friend and given to me the other day. When I noticed how it glowed with the light behind it, I had to photograph it. It is just beautiful!

 

I also have a sneak peek of a new product Globecraft & Piccolo is bringing to CHA in January …

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If I don’t get back here before Christmas, have a happy holiday!