6 November 2012

Christmas Ornaments




Hi everyone, hope your week is going well so far. At Magnolia Down Under Challenges this week there's a lovely challenge to make a Christmas ornament and as I've had this idea and the styrofoam ornaments for a while I decided to make a set with a little gift basket to put them in. I originally saw this idea on Pinterest done with news or book paper and thought it was a lovely.

I've used white tissue paper to cover the styrofoam which I stamped with the Magnolia Christmas song background and a Magnolia snowflake stamp in black ink. The paper was torn up and glued onto the forms with gel medium and while still wet I added lots chunky glass glitter and some white crackle paint on the round bauble. Embellishing has been done with Magnolia DooHickey pointsettia, fir branches, swirl and snowflake die cuts, Magnolia silvery berries and with some little painted wood embellishments and rusty bells. I used button twine held into the tops of the ornaments with various stick pins.

The box is a very straight forward design made from Magnolia Christmas paper and punched white bazzil card for the insert and the handle. I added lots of red paper tissue shred for the ornaments to rest in.



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25 comments:

Denise said...

These are gorgeous - much nicer than those you buy in the shop and the gift basket is lovely. Loving all those die cuts.
Hugs
Denise xx

Fleur said...

These are so gorgeous, totally agree far better than shop bought stuff
LOVE THEM
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Faye said...

Gawd! Is there anything you can't make look fabulous?! Fabulous decorations. When shall I expect mine?! X

Sasha said...

Fabulous Christmas makes, Chris. I love your tissue paper technique, all your pretty embellishing and super little basket:) x

scrappyjacky said...

The ornaments are gorgeous,Chris....love how you've used the tissue.

Exclusively by Mel said...

I love these, really pretty and so much better than shop bought ones!
Gorgeous!
Love, Mel. xxx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anesha said...

Really lovely ornaments!

Kelly Neis said...

I love the basket with the ornaments, how pretty and I would not have known they were paper, they look like fabric ornaments. The embellishments you put on are so pretty and I love how the swirls drop down with the poinsettia on top. Gorgeous basket for decorating or gift giving Chris. I never get time to make handmade things and I love them so much, I might try these!
Hugs, Kelly

Redanne said...

Love your basket of baubles Chris, that tissue paper technique looks so effective. How satisfying to have made your own decorations too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Tine said...

Amazing! Just fabulous, Chris.
Tine :)

Julie said...

These are fab!

Christina C. said...

Such exquisite ornaments and such a beautiful presentation basket!!!!
Incredibly creative, Chris!

Julie said...

Hey Chris - these are fabulous!! Love the idea and so beautifully presented in the basket! Hugs, Juliexx

Danielle said...

You seem to have a gift of turning simple things into beautiful things! I love the idea of stirofoam ornaments, and love the idea of decorating them, the little basked is awesome. Fabulous! Hugs.

Sandy said...

I was starting to worry and then like Magic - there you are!!!! Your basket is grand and even more grand are those gorgeous ornaments. What is it they say around here? You rock Chris!!!
Sandy

Fiona said...

What a fabulous project Chris, so pretty. I remembered your rusty bells from last year.
x

Lou said...

Hi! oh love these so much,they really are gorgeous Chris and you are very creative- the stamping and all your special detail is perfect.
What a lovely gift too,
hugs Lou.xxxx

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous set, Chris! I love the "frosty" look of your ornaments and the basket is so so pretty! Thank you for sharing your recipe:-)!!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Christine - these are wonderful. Who ever receives this gift will love it. Sooo creative. Nicola x

Karen said...

Hi Chris, your ornaments look so cool, I love the effect of the tissue paper with the stamping and the little added deets with the swirly doo hickey!! Oh and those little rusty bells! Thanks so much for joining in with our fun this week at MDUC
Hugs
Karen
xxx

sara said...

beautiful chris what a fantastic idea thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
hugs sara x x

Taniaj said...

Love then Chris they are stunning hugs txx

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Pinning! I love these Christmas beauties!

Isabelle Norris said...

OMG, how about this one !!! beautiful !!!
hugs
isa