Monday, November 16, 2009

Home For the Holidays

Today is my day to share my creation for this month's Project Parade on the Verve Blog. This month's theme is Home For the Holidays: Gifts, Decor and More! The Verve Divas are sharing their ideas for making homemade, inexpensive gifts or decor for the holiday season.

I decided to create ornaments. When I first made these ornaments six years ago, I just LOVED them. The ornaments themselves are pretty inexpensive and they are fairly simple to create. For this ornament, I used the O Christmas Tree set from Verve Stamps. I die cut a circle out of a window sheet. (it's important that the circle is as wide as the ornament and touches the sides or else it won't stay in place) I stamped the tree image in Olive StazOn ink on the window sheet. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn. I added some Christmas Red Stickles and a star brad for tree decoration. I set it aside to let it dry. I filled the ornament with Polar White Flower Soft. I used the Flower Soft because I had it on hand, but I've seen some "glitter snow" in craft stores that would be perfect for this as well! Once the Stickles were dry, I rolled up the piece of acetate and put it inside the ornament. Once it's inside, it will open up. I used tweezers to straighten it. Finally I added the red ribbon for my finished ornament.

Head on over to the Verve Blog to see some fabulous projects from the Divas and for a chance to win some Verve! Thanks for stopping by!


Renée said...

h wow, this is a gorgeous ornament! I love giving ornaments for Christmas gifts each year :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Love it, love it, love it! tfs! maureen

Danni said...

Wow!! So very pretty and creative!!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, Charmaine, this is awesome! Can I case this for Christmas gifts?

It was so nice to meet you at the Stamping Around Philly event! And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! That was so sweet of you!

Erin Smetak

Jennifer Holmes said...

Charmaine, this is a terrific idea and it is beautiful! I never would have thought of that; so glad I stopped in today!

chelemom said...

This turned out beautifully!

Rose Ann said...

Your ornament is sooo beautiful, Charmaine!! I love it!!


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