Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vintage Ornaments

ornaments label 650sq
Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here today sharing my ornament project with you. These ornaments were super easy to make and very pretty.


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To start with I chose the Filigree ornament file from the craft room.  They were a lot of fun to make. I made a video showing how I made them. You can check it out on YouTube.
You Tube Video Direct Link: http://youtu.be/WdozrlZ7ljs
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Cut all your pieces out
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I proceeded to cut out 8 of these ornament files in white. I then created the solid "liner" piece by ungrouping the ornaments internal structure. I cut eight of these pieces out using some pretty paper from the Paper Studio Stack. Once I had all of my pieces cut out, I went ahead folded each piece in half. I did use my score board so that I could get a really good, clean score. You need to be careful with the filigree ornament when folding as there are a lot of little open pieces. Once all my pieces were folded, I glued one liner to one of the filigree pieces. This will create a total of eight flaps.
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I then glued one half of one flap to the next half of the next flap. I continued to do this until I was left with only the very first open flap and the very last open flap.
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Before gluing these last two flaps together, I added a pink ribbon loop to the top to hang the ornament. For the bottom, I used some floral wire and strung some beads. I glued the strung beads to the bottom inside flap and the ribbon to the top inside flap. Once these were in place, I could go ahead and glue the remaining two flaps shut completing the circumference of the ornament. I thought eight flaps made for a nice amount, you can always experiment and create your ornament with more or less flaps depending on the look you are going for.
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Here’s a closer look at the string of pearl beads I used. They were just some random beads I had in my stash.
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Add ribbon bows to the tops and bottoms of the ornaments and add pearls along the sides of each opening.
Products Used 
pazzles vue-200
Pazzles Inspiration Vue
kellerkurtz and company-200
Paper Studio-Hobby Lobby Kellerkurtz and Company Paper Stack
filigree ornament-200j
Pazzles Craft Room   Filigree Ornament File
UK17
May Arts Pink Sheer Ribbon
hb pearls
Hobby Lobby Paper Studio Spare Parts Pearls
silver faux bling strips
Silver Faux Bling Strips
pearl trim
Hobby Lobby Pearl Trim
white cardstock-200
White Cardstock
Additional Supplies
Hot Glue Gun
Various Beads
30 Gauge Floral Wire
Heart shaped charms
Well I think this about covers it for today. Be sure to check out the video and subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE. As always, thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,

2 comments:

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Oh My Goodness this is beautiful!

Robin Spitzer said...

Beautiful Melin!