Today I had some free time (I know, right?) so I thought I would create a few quick ornaments to hang from the Christmas presents I’ll be wrapping this week.
Since 90% of my gifts were homemade this year, I thought it would be nice to continue the theme.
As many of you know I make jewelry and have quite a lot of supplies. I’ve tried destashing them on Etsy, trading them up, and even giving some away. I still have tons! Crafters know that supplies multiply the second you look away. I like being able to use them cross purpose. It’s so satisfying. lol
Here are a few things I had lying around that worked up very quickly into some really cute ornaments.
|Swarovski Glass Pearls|
|Shrinky Dinks with Vintage Sewing label Graphics|
|Shrinky Dinks with Vintage Sewing Labels Graphics|
Both of these sets took me about 1 episode of Doc Martin on Netflix. Which is to say about 50 minutes from design to photography. Not bad at all, considering I was going to watch Doc Martin anyway. 🙂
The shrinky dinks were left over from this project . I didn’t bother waterproofing them as they shouldn’t be getting wet. Watch them get wet now! lol
The hangers are made from nylon coated wire and a crimp to hold the circle. A tiny dab of crazy glue keeps the crimp hidden behind where the ribbon is tied. I embellished them with a bit of organza ribbon and in the case of the vintage style ones I used some baker’s twine that was wrapped around a gift I received. (You’re probably realizing that’s why my supplies multiply.. I save practically everything.)
I also made a couple of paper ornaments which I wound up not liking enough to photograph. Maybe next time?
Have you made any ornaments this year? Let’s see them!