Well, it's me, Susan Liles here (your resident LBH Reverse Confetti specialist) and I'm thrilled (and just a little horrified as the newbie) to be kicking off this year's Twelve Days of Ornaments event! Beginning today, we will feature a unique, hand-made ornament and a full tutorial so that you can easily re-create an ornament for yourself and others...and YOU will have a chance to WIN that day's featured ornament by simply leaving a comment. One lucky commenter will be randomly chosen each day!
Let's dive right into the holiday festivities with Ornament #1:
Holiday Wishes Dome Shaker Ornament
For this project, you will need:
Clear plastic dome
Patterned paper-2 coordinating patterns
White Card Shoppe cardstock
Small bottlebrush Christmas tree
Seasonal Sentiments stamp set (Reverse Confetti)
Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)
North Pole Wishes Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)
Scallop Circle die to fit outside of dome edge
Sequins or similar tree embellishments
Star embellishment for tree
Used dryer sheet
Tape Runner or ATG gun
Fabri-tac or Beacon 3-in-1 glue (or similar)
Putting it together:
Trace around edge of dome onto patterned paper to be the backing of your dome and cut out. Cut two and one will be for the back of the ornament. (You may have a circle die that will work for this.) Cut the scallop circle from the white cardstock. Adhere with tape runner or ATG gun (liquid glue will warp backing...it needs to be super flat. Don't ask me how I know this. LOL!)
Die cut tag from coordinating patterned paper. Die cut 2 holly leaves and berry from patterned paper and set aside. Stamp "Holiday Wishes" sentiment onto white cardstock with black ink. Cut down and flag end each side close to wording.
Decorate the Christmas tree as desired using hot glue. I used the star embellishment for the top and red sequins as tree ornaments.
Place all pieces onto paper circle backing and decide on placement, making sure it all fits flat and nothing sticks out the side of the dome.
Adhere all pieces to the circle backing using tape runner/ATG for the tag and sentiment, and hot glue for the tree.
Use the used dryer sheet to wipe down the plastic dome completely inside and out. This reduces static for the foam snow.
Turn dome over like a bowl and add foam snow (approx. 2 teaspoons).
Hold palm of hand over back and hold upward to see if more or less is needed, keeping in mind about where the tree and tag will be once the backing is attached.
Use Fabri-tac or Beacon 3-in-1 glue and carefully attach completed backing to dome, making sure the plastic loop of the dome is stationed at the top of your ornament and that the foam snow stays at the bottom of the dome. DO NOT DRY FLAT--Let it dry semi-vertical so that the foam snow doesn't stick to the glue around the inside edges. Once dry, check for openings and apply more glue if necessary around the dome on the outside. Let dry completely. (I did mine overnight.)
Add twine or skinny ribbon to outside edge of dome to conceal glue. Loop a separate piece of twine or ribbon through ornament's top hole and tie for a hanger.
Tie ribbons separately into a bow, and attach with hot glue at the top. Adorn with star trim, paper holly, berry and sequin. Using tape runner or ATG gun, adhere 2nd circle to back of ornament.
That's it! And hey, don't forget that you can WIN one of these that I've already made, because I created 2--one for me and one for you! Just leave a comment on this post and tell us what your favorite holiday treat is. Miss Tracy will randomly pick a winner and they will be announced on our Day #2 Ornament post coming your way tomorrow--a joint collaboration from Lynette Chiles and Miss Tracy herself!