On the third day of Christmas my true friend gave to me…
Welcome to Day Three of our special event:
The Twelve Days of Christmas!
If you are just joining us, refer back to day one for all the fun details of this event!
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On the third day of Christmas my true friend gave to me… three ornaments to put on my tree!
Jamie is sharing THREE ornament tutorials today:
Who doesn’t love a beautiful Christmas ornament? I must say, the Christmas tree seems to have elevated itself to a new level. Whether simplistic, or truly ornate, all other holiday décor is established according to the Christmas tree style. Following my heart’s desire, I decided to create our ornaments in this year’s surprisingly popular, yet fantastic, color scheme of black and white with just a hint of silver.
Ornament One—Silhouette Mini-Frame
Another rising trend seems to focus on facial silhouettes and various miniature photo frames. I took profile shots of my children, and my good friend Danielle (from Crafts by Danielle), transformed them into vinyl silhouettes. I framed the silhouette in a beautiful mini-frame, and finished it off with a ribbon hanger.
This is a lovely handmade, and also sincerely personal, gift to give—or if you’re like me, some I’ll give and some I’ll keep!
Ornament 2—Jeweled ball
It can’t get much easier than this! I spray painted a Styrofoam ball with black matte paint. I only gave it one coat because I prefer the textured look, but if you want a more solid appearance give it two or three coats. I secured silver jewels—in varying sizes—all over the ball with a hot glue gun. To attach the ribbon hanger, I stapled the ribbon onto the Styrofoam. To help secure the ribbon, I placed on a small dollop of hot glue just before stapling: then I tied a knot in the ribbon to hide the staple.
Ornament Three—Sparkle Bulbs
Oops, just when I said it doesn’t get easier than the “jeweled ball”, we outdo ourselves! These fillable glass ornaments are available almost anywhere. I simply removed the top and filled it with those same silver jewels I used before. Here’s that ribbon again that I used as the finishing touch.
We hope you’ll enjoy all the fun opportunities to simplify the ornament making this year, and save a little money as well.
Merry Christmas to all, and happy decorating!
Have fun making your ornaments, and check in tomorrow for Day Four!! I can’t wait!