Thursday, November 19, 2015

12 Days of Ornaments Day #6

12 Days of Ornaments Day #6
Thank you for joining us for another fabulous Ornament Tutorial! Today Kristyn is here to share a fun ornament she made using clothespins!
-Christmas Cheer Clip Up Ornament-
designed by Kristyn McElroy
These Clip Up Ornaments are such a fun and easy craft!
Great for any age!
Gather up your Supplies
-a Bottle Cap and a Epoxy Dot
-Washi Tape
-Card or Tag to Clip Up
- Scissors, Fast Grab Liquid Glue, Scor-Tape
-Journaling Pen
-Stickers to Embellish with
I got all my supplies at The Little Blue House!
keep reading for all the details on the products I used
 Let's Create!
Grab your Clothespin and Washi Tape. Apply a strip of Washi to your Clothespin. If your Washi Tape is wider than your clothespin simply cut the leftover tape off. Apply Washi Tape on both sides of the Clothespin. Super Easy!!
I used Washi Tape from Doodlebug Designs- Sugar Plums Stripe and Carta Bella- Poinsettia Decorative Tape
Set your clothespin aside and grab your bottle cap.
Decide on what you want to embellish with. 
I have 3 different options to share with you:
-1st option- Personalize your bottle cap with an Alpha Sticker.
I used  "M" for my niece Makynzie with the Skinny Limeade Alphas from Doodlebug Designs. Add an Bottle Cap Epoxy Dot on top to finish off your bottle cap.
-2nd option- use a Photo of  the special someone you see using this clip up ornament. I used a picture of my niece and nephew.
Add an Bottle Cap Epoxy Dot on top to finish off your bottle cap.
-3rd option- Embellish with a Christmas Sticker. I added some red glimmer cardstock as a base for a cute Christmas ornament sticker from Authentique Christmas Time Sticker Sheet. Add an Bottle Cap Epoxy Dot on top to finish off your bottle cap.
Now it's time to attach the bottle cap to your clothespin.
Use your Fast Grab Liquid Glue to do this step.
Glue your bottle cap to the middle of your clothespin.
Tip: Make sure you glue your bottle cap the correct way keeping all your patterns and embellishments going correct direction.

Set your Clip Up Ornaments aside to dry.
 Grab your Tag or Card you want to use to Clip Up, It's Time to Embellish! Here are the different options I have:
-1st option- I used the Reverse Confetti Quick Card Panels from the "Tis the Season" Pack. These heavy weight cards are super cute and work perfectly as a Christmas Wish List!

I added stickers to embellish the card from Bella Blvd- Make it Merry Text & Treasure Sticker Sheet. I wrote with a Uniball Singo Pen

-2nd option- Clip up a Christmas Card or a Photo you want to display.  
-3rd option- I cut a 3x4 card from the Simple Stories- Claus & Co. collection. Added a border sticker from Bella Blvd- Make it Merry Text & Treasure Sticker Sheet. 
Now check to see if your clothespin is dry and attach your tag or card and clip it up on your Christmas Tree!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial today!
These Clip Up Ornaments can be used in all kinds of ways!
I can't wait to make more!!!

 If you would like to WIN one of these Clip Up Ornaments, Leave a Comment below telling
us one crafty item that is on your Christmas List this year!! 

Our Winner from Day #5 Color Burst Ornament is...

Our Winner from Day #4 Rustic Snowflake Ornament is....
Linda Stavinoha!!!
Congratulations!! Please Contact the LBH to claim your Ornament!

Merry Christmas,
Kristyn McElroy


  1. This is a great idea.. the Silhouette is on my Christmas wish list this year.. and yes Santa I have been very good.. wink.. wish me luck

  2. Very cute idea for children's Santa list!

  3. What a great way to have a craft day with the kids, plus great use for embellishments in our scrapbooks. The only thing on craft wish list is a clean/organized craft room.

  4. I like this not only for ornaments, but for a giving tree, gifts, paper clips or mixed media

    1. Me too Angela! I want to do an advent calendar tree with these clip up ornaments!

  5. Love this idea! So very cute!!! A gift card to The Little Blue House is on my list this year!

  6. Such a cute idea! My crafty wish list has gift card to LBH and score tape!

  7. Very versatile ornament. One could make a bunch.

  8. What a cute ornament, Kristyn! I'll have to make some of these with my Grandchildren...they'll love them!
    A LBH gift card is on my list!

  9. I love washi tape and epoxy dots. Cute idea Kristyn. I need more time to create from Santa.


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