Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Joy Ornament

Hello! Whew!  I took a long break---and it was so nice:)  The kids go back to school today.  My youngest already told me twice yesterday that she is going to miss me a lot today because she will be away from me all day again :(  Guess we had too much fun! 

Anyway, I am slowing getting back into my craft room as I have had little time to fit much in between putting up the Christmas decorations and visiting with family.  I do have an easy ornament project to share today, however.

Remember the advent calendar I made a few weeks ago?  I had several tins left over from it and thought they would made cute ornaments.  Here is the first one I made:

 
I used Echo Park- This & That: Christmas chipboard on the inside and paper to frame the outside edge using Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies.  I used an SRM sticker (Fancy Sticker Sentiments: Christmas) to layer over the outside of the tin.  I punched a hole in the top of the tin using a Cropadile and then threaded the hemp through to create a hanger.  A little bit of Marashino baker's twine and a heart stick pin (Little Yellow Bicycle) finish off this easy project.

Speaking of baker's twine---Did you see the two new colors that The Twinery just released---Platinum Shimmer and  Gold Shimmer? Heavenly!  Might have to give some of that away soon ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

So glad you had a nice break and spent so much time with the family! That's always wonderful!!!

Your ornament is fantastic!!! I need to start buying more of those chipboard pieces that go with the paper packs.

Have an awesome day!

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

What a great idea turning these tins into ornaments. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty! Love your vintage Santa!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Super cute!

Marianne said...

Too cute...would you call that recylcing in the best way? Thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Adorable ornament! Such a cute little gift for anyone on your list! Glad you had some down time. I took some too but now I will have to get back to work to be ready for Christmas! Have a wonderful week!

MaxineD said...

What a sweet wee ornament - love that santa image :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Jessie said...

To cute!! What a great idea! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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