So my family and I have decided to try do something creative each day this holiday season. It’s a chance to just have a little fun and connect in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle. I created this little ornament that is super quick and easy to put together.  My little one loves to paint on the glue and glitter each piece. And I finish them off with a little embellishment.

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And here are some variations.

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Materials: Die Cut (Sizzix round ornament 3D), flake glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts – available at Michael’s), German Glass Glitter (Meyer Imports), button and crepe paper (Jenni Bowlin) Adhesive (Xyron).

Begin by cutting out the ornament. I used my Sizzix and cut the blanks from mat board for extra sturdiness. You could also cut cardstock by hand and adhere a few layers together for added stiffness.

Start my sending all the pieces through the Xyron to apply adhesive to the mat board. Flip over and send through again! This will make for mess free glittering and instant adhesion. (for more check out this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PCNg4xkfxA) Sprinkle on the glitter and press down to make sure you have it all stuck. Shake off the excess glitter and repeat with the other side.

Gather the crepe paper into a small rosette and staple to secure. Remove the foam adhesive from the back of the button (if using Jenni Bowlin) and glue the button to the center of the rosette with hot glue.  Glue the rosette to the top of the ornament.

Tips:

  • Whenever I make ornaments and other home decor items, I try to use matboard or chipboard so that the shape is really stiff.
  • Use colored mat board and you won’t have to paint, saving on time.. and clean up.

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