Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Today's 12 Days of Christmas inspiration is from Denise. Her daughters like to help Denise make these ornaments. They are in charge of colouring and Denise gets the snowman inside the glass ball. Actually it really isn’t that hard, which is good because “we” are making a bunch for a craft sale this weekend at their school.

Here are the instructions-

Use a circle cutter to cut a piece of transparency slightly smaller than the diameter of your ornament.

Use staz-on ink to stamp your choice of seasonal stamps – an image or sentiment, both work well.

Use sharpies (or other similar permanent markers) to colour on the back of the transparency. This allows you to colour over the black lines on the back but still look good from the front.

Punch a tiny hole in the top of the transparency and run fishing line or light thread through the hole and leave about 6 inch tails. You may add “snow” to your ornament at this point, if you wish.

Now roll the transparency from side to side tight enough that you can fit the tube in the opening of your ornament. HOLD ONTO THE THREAD! If you don’t you will never get the transparency out again! Once the tube is inside it will open up to show your image. Manipulate your thread tails to better place the image. Place the cap back on the ornament and tie your thread to it to secure the image.

Add a pretty bow and hang the ornament on your tree.

Here is Denise's ornament - isn't it adorable????


(Denise used a white paint pen from Princess Auto to colour the snowman. Not just a store for men!)

Please let Denise know how much you love her ornament in the comments section!

14 comments:

Jess said...

Fabulous ornament!!! Totally love that snowman!

Wendance Designs said...

So cute, Denise!!!!

Liz said...

Cute!!! Good job Denise!

Ellen said...

very cute ornament! love it!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Denise!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! and now I have something to look for next time dh goes to Princess Auto! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh what a great idea.. Thanks for sharing...
Laurie
(wally)

tampatha said...

that is so cute! I thought it was really difficult to do but you make it sound so easy. I'll have to try it out!

Annette Burton said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! This is absolutely adorable!

Heather M. said...

oh my, that is super cute!!!

Kerri said...

Very sweet. Neat idea

Dot said...

What a great ornament and so neat to create. Those balls make such wonderful ornaments.

MidniteScrapper said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely adorable! I'm definitely going to do this with the kids! Thanks!
Catharine