I can't believe it is November already!!! Today is my turn for the Show Me Sunday tutorial at Frosted Designs. I am sharing how I made some fun 3D ornaments. We are HUGE Christmas fans at our house and start decorating for Christmas right after Halloween.
I have an AWESOME gold tinsel rotating Christmas tree that belonged to my Grandparents. It has two spotlights and plays music too. I decorate the tree with purple - my favorite color.
I wanted to make some purple and gold ornaments and thought this was the perfect time to get started.
I started out with some purple patterned paper from K and Company, purple cardstock and metallic gold cardstock.
I found these awesome ornament shapes on Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge and grabbed my Gypsy. I used three different ornaments, this first one I sized to 4.41 inches (you could use 4.5 inches on a cricut without a Gypsy). I cut out four of each layer since this is a skinny shaped ornament.
Now, if you don't have a Cricut or Gypsy ~ no worries you can use any shape that is symmetrical ~ below is an example.
The next ornament shape I sized to 4.65 inches (again you could cut it to 4.5 inches without the Gypsy).
The third ornament is a bit wider, so I only cut out three of each layer. This one is sized to 3.94 inches (you could size to 4 inches without the Gypsy).
I used gold cardstock for the base and one of the purple pages for the top layer and cut them out. I adhered the purple layer to the gold layer using a liquid adhesive pen.
I used my Martha Stewart Score board to score the ornament in half.
If you notice on the top of this photo, I have a line drawn across my score board. I forgot I did this with the first piece, but it is helpful if you have a shape to score that is not a square or rectangle. You can mark the center of each side and line it up with your pencil mark.
I used my bone folder to fold the scored line.
I repeated this on the two other ornament pieces. They should look like this when they are all scored.
Next, I ran two pieces through my 5 inch Xyron (or you could use another super sticky adhesive like an AGT gun or red tape).
I pulled one side up from the sticky ornament piece (on the Xyron waxed paper sheet) and adhered one side of the ornament piece that had no adhseive on it.
Next, I peeled the two pieces off of the waxed paper and stuck the third piece on.
Here is the result. All three sides are stuck together.
I then took my Crop-A-Dile and punched a hold at the top of the ornament and used some purple skinny ribbon to make a loop.
Very pretty and easy to make!!
If you don't have a Cricut or the Artiste cartridge, no worries you can still make 3D ornaments. You can use any die cut or shape that is symmetrical.
I demonstrated how you can do this with just a circle punch.
I punched three gold circles and folded them in half. I ran two of them through my 1 inch Xyron and stuck them together to sides at a time.
Here is a top view of the circle ornament.
Here are all of the ornaments that I made. I can't wait to get them on my gold tree!!!
Thank you for joining us today ~ I hope I inspired you to make some of your own!!