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.
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 Ornaments Tutorial
Wooden Frame Ornaments - Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper, Stickers - Photo Play | Dear Santa
Other: Ribbon, Jute, Jingle Bells
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.
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.
4. Peel off the foil and repeat this process along all four sides of the frame until each side is covered with gold foil.
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.
7. Cut along the traced line to cut out the shape. You are now ready to place this inside the frame.
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.
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.
Each ornament is slightly different and I can't wait to give them to my family as Christmas presents this year.
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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