Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!
I was partnered up with Shirley from Intelligent Domestications. We exchanged emails and talked about our decorating and Christmas decor ideas. Shirley mentioned she loves snowmen and Santa (very much like myself!) So I ended up with a DIY snowman ornament idea for this exchange. (Psst, I totally got enough pieces to make one for myself!)
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I debated whether to go with Santa or snowmen for Shirley’s ornament, but I decided on snowmen. I love them as well, so I felt confident in pulling off a good ornament for her. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do, but I grabbed a handful of wood supplies from the craft store and yanked out all my old Christmas papercrafting supplies and started to play around.
After examining my supplies, I rejected the more “red and green” and opted for a blue snowflake background for my ornament. I used some Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the rectangular board to start my ornament.
Once it was secured, I lightly sanded the edges to keep from curling and to add to the rustic look. The circular pieces I’d bought were already white distressed, so I used my Copic markers and Sharpies to draw the snowman’s face. Then I hot glued the wood circle to the original rectangle piece.
I grabbed my Versamark ink pad and my Christmas stamp and made my statement on the ornament.
I tried an embossing ink and glitter for snowflake stamps, but it wasn’t working. So I grabbed some old stickers instead.
I used hot glue to add twine to hang the ornament.
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