Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrate Christmas Ornament

Where on earth has the month... no year gone?

I swear I was just on Show Me St.Louis with my Thanksgiving crafts and here it's time to go back with Christmas crafts.

So much has happened in those four weeks!! Thanksgiving, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows {can't wait for the final movie!!}, Christmas Choir Concert, coordinating the Boy Scout activity, Cheerleading competition, creating and writing four holiday craft articles for the St.Louis Post Dispatch, decorating the house, endless homework and on and on.

This month I am following the suggestion of some and taking a photo a day. It's a unique way to capture and remember all the things that occur in this incredibly busy month. Once the month is over I'll make a mini album with all those pictures. I'm honestly looking forward to it and looking forward to crafting...just for me!

Tune in during January and I'll share the album with you. For's today highlighted craft as seen on Show Me St.Louis.

Celebrate Ornament 
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Extreme Tac Cartridge
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Mini Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Making Memories Noel papers, Felt Poinsettia, Chandelier Beads
Making Memories Falala Diecut quote, Felt Snowflake and Rhinestones
Jump Rings
Paper Mache Ornament (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Stickles Glitter Christmas Red, Lime Green
Tattered Angles Glimmer Spray Mist Candy Apple Red
Colorbox Chalk Inks Moss Green, Warm Red, Warm Brown
K & Company Gems

1) Use a piece of lightweight paper (copy paper) to fold around one section or ornament creasing at edges to create a template.
2) Select your papers and trace template shape onto the backside of the paper. Cut out papers and ink the edges.
3) Adhere papers onto ornament using Glue Glider Pro and the Extreme Tac Adhesive cartridge.
4) Add embellishments to ornament adhering with Extreme Mini Adhesive squares. 
5) Use Stickles to add touches of glitter to papers.
6) Add jump rings to Chandelier beads. String onto top cord.
7) Add several jump rings to bead and hot glue to bottom of ornament.
7) Finish off with a few mists of the Tattered Angels Glimmer spray. 

For more ornament ideas be sure to visit the Glue Arts blog and also enter to win!!

And for more holiday craft ideas...just keep paging down to see my Whimsical Christmas Tree and the beautiful Printer's Tray. A new craft will be in this week's Post Home & Away section so don't miss that as well!!  


  1. ok, I dooo love that ornament, but I think my heart has been stolen by your sweet little ribbon and button tree. I wanna make one!!

  2. I am hosting a Christmas series on my blog and would absolutely LOVE it if you would share this tutorial with my readers! My blog is if you'd like to take a look. If you want, you can email at


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