Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On The Seventh Day Of Christmas...

...Petaloo gave to me soft flowers 'n leaves from Chantilly!!

Hey there everyone!! I have the pleasure of welcoming you to day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas, a joint venture between Petaloo and Pink Paislee!!! Visit both blogs and you can check out all of the AMAZING projects created by both teams.

Today, I have a few gorgeous Christmas ornaments to share with you. I just love, I mean really LOVE Petaloo's Chantilly Collection! One of my favorite products from this collection are the velvet hydrangeas. They're soft...some are layered, some have delicate pearls in the center and all have glitter gracing their edges.

I made the velvet hydrangeas the center of this first ornament and it was very easy to do. I purchased a plastic craft ornament and then used my hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to the ornament. I started from the bottom and then worked my way up to the top, making sure that the entire ornament was covered. I then cut a 12" x 1/2" strip from Pink Paislee's Father Christmas Special Delivery paper and created a paper bow. I adhered a gem to the center of the bow and my ornament was ready to hang on my tree.


I wanted to play around with the vintage feel of the Father Christmas papers on this next ornament, so I inked the papers and then machine stitched some lace around the edge. I started by cutting one of the images from the Trading Card paper and then layering with Special Delivery and Stockings papers. I used jump rings to attach a punch out donned with velvet hydrangeas and Magnolia leaves from the Canterbury collection to complete the ornament.


here's a close-up of the flowers

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This last ornament was a lot of fun to create! I purchased a styrofoam cone and a Christmas pick from the craft store. The pick had these really ugly holly leaves on it so I cut them off before attaching the pick to the cone.

I started by covering the entire cone with Special Delivery paper and then hot gluing a string of pearls around the edge. I added glue to the end of the pick and then stuck it in the center of the cone. I used velvet poinsettia, metallic rose leaf spray, and velvet leaves to fill in the gaps.

I added a bell to the end of the ornament and a nice velvet ribbon to hang it on the tree. I love the way this came together!


here are a few of the close-ups

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I hope these projects have inspired you to create your own ornaments. I can't wait to put these on my tree!!

Have a happy scrappy day!


Diana Waite said...

these ornaments are AMAZING!!!

Jenniwren32 said...

Stunning! I love them all!!!

4kids4 said...

So pretty...all of them! I'm partial to the hydrangea ornament...I planted 2 hydrangea bushes when we moved into our new house 13 years ago...and they're growing like weeds...1st things I planted that didn't die!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.

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