Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! This is my first time to participate with this hop and I'm very excited to share my handmade project with you. This hop is all about sharing ideas with you for handmade gifts that you can create this holiday season. You will find over 80 ideas, along with tutorials for each project, to inspire you from a variety of bloggers and manufacturers. To make this hop even more fun, they have all gotten together to provide a huge crafter's prize package worth over $600! Make sure to check out all the details below on how to enter the giveaway and how to continue to your next destination on the blog hop.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

In my family, handmade Christmas ornaments are something we have created, gifted and treasured since I was a little girl. Some of the ornaments made and given to me by my Grandma and Mom are some of my most treasured! Because of this tradition, I wanted to share with you a set of Christmas ornaments that I created along with a tutorial on how to add a gorgeous gold foil touch to them using Therm O Web's iCraft DecoFoil. After the tutorial, you can see the other three ornaments that I created.
  
Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

Supplies:
Wooden Frame Ornaments - Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper, Stickers - Photo Play | Dear Santa
Other: Ribbon, Jute, Jingle Bells

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

1.  Remove the ribbon and take out the inside parts of the frame. Set these pieces to the side.

2. Apply iCraft DecoFoil Liquid Transfer Adhesive along the outside edge of the frame. Apply a nice coating of the adhesive. but wipe away an excess that gets on the front or back side of the frame. Allow the glue to dry until it becomes clear and tacky. Drying time will vary depending upon how thick you apply the glue.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

3.  After the glue is dry, lay a piece of Deco Foil on the edge and rub over it to help it stick to the glue. 

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

4.  Peel off the foil and repeat this process along all four sides of the frame until each side is covered with gold foil.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

5.  To foil the inside of the frame, apply foil to a piece of cardstock using iCraft Hot Melt Adhesive and a laminator.

For full details on this process please check out my Deco Foil Die Cuts Tutorial

6.  Once you have the foil adhered to the cardstock, take the inside piece from the frame, lay it onto the foiled cardstock and trace around it with a pencil.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

7.  Cut along the traced line to cut out the shape. You are now ready to place this inside the frame.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

8.  To cover the frame, cut a piece of patterned paper to the size of the frame. Ink the edges of the paper if desired and then adhere it to the frame using Therm O Web XL Tape Runner.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

9. To embellish the frame, adhere stickers with 3D Foam Squares to pop them up and to add extra depth and dimension.

10. Top off each ornament with a ribbon bow and use a piece of jute to tie on a pair of jingle bells.

There you have it, your very own handmade Christmas Ornament!

Here are the other three ornaments I created using the wood frames.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Each ornament is slightly different and I can't wait to give them to my family as Christmas presents this year.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating your own handmade Christmas ornaments using simple wood frame ornaments and Therm O Web Deco Foil.

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Comments

  1. I love your ideas, always!
    Thanks so much.

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  2. Great projects! I love the added touch of gold foil.

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  3. Juliana, this project is FANTASTIC and FESTIVE :) I love your ornaments! Thank you for the inspirations :)

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  4. wow another must do thank you for great instruction and such a lovely ornament.

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  5. Great ideas and really cute too! thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize!
    Janelle R

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  6. Lovely! My sister and I make a handmade (altered) ornament every year to give to our family and friends. We've been doing this for about years now. (wow... ) Love to see other inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love how simple shapes can look so elegant with the proper treatment. Foils have really come a long way!

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  8. How sweet this is. I just love the gold foil. Great instructs for an ornament I'd love to make for my sis.

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  9. Beautiful ornaments. I make an ornament every year for my nieces & nephews. It's so fun and they all look forward to it.

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  10. I love the foil on here, so gorgeous!!! I do make homemade gifts for my aunts every year, this year I was thinking of doing something with foil as I love it so much!

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  11. These are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial for making them!

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  12. Your ornaments are beautiful. Great tutorial. I am going to try to make them.

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  13. Great gift ideas and love that it can be so personalized for anyone in your life.

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  14. These are beautiful!!! I make ornaments every year for my kids and grandchildren so these are added to this years make list!! TFS!

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  15. The best idea! This is exactly what I will try to implement. Thank you! I liked very much !

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  16. Awesome idea for ornaments! Tfs Patricia B

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  17. I am making lots of homemade gifts this year for my new grandson, 2 of my sons, and their children and significant others. I'm sewing clothes and knitting hats and scarves and maybe fingerless gloves. I'd better get a move on... lol. I may also make some ornaments to gift to the same folks after seeing these lovely ones.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL ornaments!!!
    LOVE the ELEGANT foil shimmer and LOVE the tradition ... I'm thinking this is a lovely one to start with our nieces & nephews :)
    THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  19. Love all the ideas to add foil to ornaments!

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  20. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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