Monday, November 12, 2012

Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments

One of my favorite things to get into the holiday spirit is to make Christmas ornaments, especially paper crafted ones.  I love that homemade touch on our tree.

This year, I made Christmas ornaments using lightweight chipboard frames, patterned papers and small embellishments.  Holiday paper is of course best for this project but you can also use non-holiday lines for a bolder look.

I started with the new Once Upon A Time collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I love the red cardinals featured throughout this line and wanted to spotlight the pretty birds.


To make the two smaller ornaments, I used the “hanging wreaths” patterned paper in this collection and two round frames from the chipboard shapes. 


I pop-dotted the paper and chipboard together to give a little dimension then embellished the ornaments with sentiments and bows from the clear cut shapes. To hang them, I added Peppermint Stick twine from Trendy Twine.


To make the large ornament, I used the Vintage Santa paper in the frame, then embellished it with a tag, a vellum tape pennant and a cardinal from the fabric favorites.


I don't have my tree up yet, but you can get a feel for how the ornaments would look on a Christmas tree in this photo.


This type of ornaments isn't limited to holiday paper.  I also made chipboard frame ornaments using The Good Life collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  This line was included in the November kit at My Creative Scrapbook.


I loved the decorative chipboard in this Fancy Pants line and the way the chipboard frames could be layered.  On each of these frames I layered a plain small frame on top of a larger, decorative one.  I backed each frame with patterned paper then added sentiments and small embellishments.

There you have it: quick and easy Christmas ornaments.  Adding these to Paper Issues holiday linky party and to Tip Me Tuesday.

14 comments:

  1. these are all FABulous!!!!!! Love them!!!

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  2. these ornament frames are so awesome izzy!

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  3. SERIOUSLY WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! These are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I am in awe!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors!!!!!!

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  4. These are so fun! Great ideas. :)

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  5. LOVE how you also made a colorful ornament set!

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  6. Great ornaments, love the colors :)

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  7. These are so pretty! Great papers for them too.

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  8. These are the perfect pairing of paper, chipboard and other embellishments! I love them all!

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  9. So cute & festive! Hard to believe the holidays are almost here!

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  10. These are beautiful and festive! I love them Izzy! So different from other ornaments I'm seeing!

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  11. I love these ornaments, the paper and frames are beautiful and so elegant. I found you through the Paper Issues linky. Love what I am seeing and just became a follower!

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  12. Izzy, I love these! I'm sharing them today on the Paper Issues Blog.
    -Missy

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