Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back again with another fun project to put you in the Christmas spirit! Today, I want to share a set of six Christmas ornaments made with the Winter Tales collection by Stamperia. Since these ornaments are a winter theme, they’re perfect for the entire winter season and not just Christmas.
As soon as I see the round images in the Collectables paper pack, I think of Christmas ornaments. I envision them as shakers with snowflakes. Luckily, in my design team bundle, I have some fun snowflake confetti! Christmas ornaments are always prettier with some sparkle, and this silver glitter paste by Stamperia is perfect for the task. Personally, I’m not a fan of glitter when it is messy, but this glitter paste stays on the project without the mess!
Making the Ornaments
First, I made my own ornament bases wood I cut with my laser cutter. However, you can use heavy weight chipboard or even thick cardboard. To make these, you will need three layers for each ornament. A piece of clear acetate is perfect for the shaker window.
Each ornament is decorated in a similar fashion so they are a coordinating set. After gluing the round image to the base, I filled it with snowflakes and iridescent sequins. Then, the ornament is sealed with the acetate before adding the final wooden shape.
Embellishing these ornaments is fun. I fussy cut images from the 12” x 12” collection and the Collectables papers. There are a few clear die cuts on some of the ornaments, too. Of course, I added glitter paste to each of the floral images as well as the outer edges of my ornament base. Each ornament has a section of holiday trim secured to the top to hang on the tree.
These ornaments are quick and easy, yet so pretty and festive. I hope they will inspire you to make a set of ornaments for yourself this holiday season. And don’t forget to head to the FotoBella online store for all your crafting supplies today.
~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member