Sunday, November 24, 2013

LBH 12 Days of Ornaments Day #8

12 Days of Ornaments

Hi there - Elaine here again.  I guess I must be feeling nostalgic this year as my ornaments have a vintage old time feel to them.  I decided on this ornament to use the Tim Holtz Bell Die and a little technique I learned from Tracy.  I hope you like it.

Here are the supplies you will need
Tim Holtz Bell Die or just cut a bell shape
5' x 5" piece of chipboard
5' x 5" piece of art metal
Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Embossing Folder
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Spray
2 small jingle bells
Bakers twine -I used red, white and green
12" each red and green ribbon
Sanding block
Hot Glue
Metal button
Mod Podge the tissue paper onto the silver side of the metal. Don't add too many layers otherwise it will be to hard to sand off. Let dry completely.
Emboss the metal
Die cut the metal or use template to cut out - Cut 2 chipboard bells as well.
Ink the edges of the chipboard and then Mod Podge tissue paper onto the other side of the chip board bell.
Sand the  metal bell just enough to expose a little of the silver metal.  Be careful not to tear the tissue paper. Now ink with Vintage photo. Use the metal wheel around the edges of the bell.
Glue the bell piece to the bottom of the metal bell.Spray with Heirloom Gold spray and dry.
Now glue tissue paper bell to the back. Tie ribbons through the hole on top and make a bow.  String the jingle bells onto the bakers twine  and knot at the top.  You will want to have a loop to hang around the branches.
Finally hot glue a metal button to the bottom of the bell.  It will be glued to the half circle. 
I hope enjoyed this tutorial.  Make sure you leave a comment so you will have a chance to win one of the bells.  Sounds whether bells or hymns invoke so many memories for us. My two most favorite growing up were when as a family we attended midnight mass.  My mom was the choir director and my dad sang in the choir. Every year my dad sang O Holy Night and my mom sang a song called Shepard Boy.  They were both blessed with beautiful voices - as my family will tell you I am blessed with the ability to sing only one note LOL...
Tell me your favorite sounds of the holidays.
I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by.
WINNER for Day #7: Katie Winter
Congrats Katy! Contact the LBH to claim your ornament and Thank you for commenting!


  1. Congrats Karen... My favorite Christmas music is .. All of it... :D cute cute ornament today Elaine..

  2. I love the ornament!! My favorite is The Christmas Song. "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" I have loved that song since I was little.

  3. Elaine, my favorite Christmas carol is "Silent Night" ... and your bell is FABULOUS. Pick my name - I'd love to have a piece of you on my tree every year!!!!!

  4. Oops - forgot to congratulate yesterday's winner ... Katie Winter. Enjoy!

  5. I love it. Bell ornaments are always my very favorites!
    It is SO hard to choose a favorite Christmas song, but it would probably br Silent Night.
    Beautiful ornament!!!

  6. Elaine, this is a beautiful ornament. Love all the different colors you made come out. This would love great hanging from my mantel garland. I love Christmas music and could listen to it year around. The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it and meditate on the true meaning of Christmas. The Savior The Ultimate Gift!!!

  7. Love this! My favorite sound of Christmas isn't a song. It comes on Christmas Eve after the kids are asleep, the presents are all wrapped and under the tree, and the only sound is the crackling of a fire while the adults sit in the glow and sip a glass of wine or cup of cocoa. That peacefulness to me speaks of love and contentment that's sometimes hard to find in the rush of the holidays.

  8. Good job Elaine! Whenever I see bells I think of the church bells ringing in Germany. Wish we had more church bells here. They sound so pretty!

  9. Love this!! Would also be cute tied to a package :) I love the sound of Christmas music mixed with chatter mixed with my nieces playing mixed with the clang of dishes and whatnot....the exact sounds of my families Christmas Eve celebration.

  10. Good job Elaine! It makes me want to run out and buy Tim's bell die. My favorite is Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby,

  11. Elaine- I love the technique! I have never would of thought about using tissue paper.
    My favorite sounds are singing Christmas carols with my family arounds the Christmas tree as we did our advent calendar.

  12. Reminds me too of Christmas mass,when I was in the children's choir. Such beautiful music.

  13. I love,love,love it! What a great technique. I also think your bell would be a great package decoration or tag. I have been listening to Christmas music from the moment the radio stations started playing it. I don't have a favorite song...I like it all.

  14. Oh, so pretty! Thankyou for sharing.

  15. What a beautiful ornament, Elaine!That's a really great technique, as well! Glad you explained it, otherwise I would have never known how to do it!
    My favorite Christmas song right now is "Carol of the Bells".


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