Monday, December 6, 2010

Snowflake Ornaments!

 Hi Everyone!
Sonda here to bring you a fun ornament tutorial you can easily make for Christmas.
You can even get the kids involved! :)
So grab your Dec Kit and some empty toilet paper tubes
and
let's get started!


*You will need ONE tube per ornament.*
Smoosh the empty tube flat with your hands.
It doesn't have to be completely flat.


Cut the flat tube into 5 pieces approximately all the same width.
Just eyeball it.


You'll end up with 5 "petals".


Now the fun and messy part begins.
Paint the petals inside and then outside.
Let dry.
I really like how the edges flip up.
It's messy, remember? hee hee
(or use spray paint. Just use whatever you have on hand.)


See how messy they are?
Some of the kraft tube color is showing through.
Some of the edges have come away from the tube.
THAT'S OK!
You want them to look like that. :)


When you're done painting you're fingers should look like THIS! LOL :)

Pinch all the petals so you can see the tips well.
Then, place them together to form a star shape.
(there's even a star shape in the middle)

Start gluing the petals together one side at a time.
Use clips if you want.
Let dry thoroughly.
(or use a hot glue gun or staples)


After the glue is dry you will see this.
Some of the petals are higher than the others.
That's ok too......


...just flip it over so you can use the even side to embellish.
Remember, it's Handmade not Hallmark. :)

Now the fun embellishing begins.
YIPPY!!
Adhere a large circle (approx 2") to the center
and
some silver glitter (stickles) to the petal edges.


See the glitter on the "edges" of the petals?
Use your 2" circle as your embellishment zone.
Add as much or as little to it as you'd like.


Layer embellishments and use pop dots for depth.
See the depth?


Wrap some ribbon or cord around for extra hold.


Poke 2 holes in the top and thread twine.
Now you're finished and ready to hang on your tree. :)


Please share your lovely decorated snowflake ornaments with us in the gallery
OR
by adding a link in the comments section.
I can't wait to see them!

Have fun!
~Sonda

5 comments:

  1. Sonda, I think these are beautiful...and I would like to make some myself. They remind me of fancy German wooden quill ornaments.

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  2. I totally love this idea...am soooo making some for teachers gifts!

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  3. great tutorial Sonda! Love it!
    here is my snowflake, just uploaded it in paper posies gallery
    http://api.ning.com/files/rUKSyOPGdhLC6w7Kqb1JCSAIaK42YzZ2dSd7eA5lIuOeELM8mLUCCXzWBpzX7XZrd-n0ZWBdtabhdkY1QsRaRc2zt4kY7U94/002_crop.jpg?width=551&height=600

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