This guest post is by Stephanie Poullin. She has a fun idea for making photo ornaments with custom printed crepe paper.
I hope you’ll like my Christmas ornaments project: it is a super easy project. You can make one for each member of your family and hang them on your Christmas tree (or use them as place cards)!!
1 – Cut out two stars (one large and one small) and a 4” circle in chipboard (or use your pre-cut chipboard shapes: dinosaur, heart, Butterfly, etc).
2 – Cover the chipboard shapes with pages from an old book or patterned paper. Ink the edges with Distress Ink.
3 – Print two round pictures: one that will fit in the large circle, and another that will fit into the center of the star (or whatever shapes you may have used). Cut the photos into circles. My pictures are about 2¾” circles.
4 – Glue patterned crepe paper (crinkle to create a ruffle) to the back of your pics, making sure the pattern appears on the correct side.
5 – With a Cropadile (or any hole punch), punch a hole at the top and at the bottom of the large star and the circle chipboards.
6 – Apply some Stickles (glitter glue) on the edges of both the pictures and the large chipboard shapes.
7 – Glue the embellished pictures to the large covered chipboard shapes (large star and circle).
8 – Grab some plastic embellies (or pearls, or charms…) and string them onto some craft wire. Twist the wire to secure the embellishments.
Attach a cluster of embellishments to the large star to complete the first ornament. For the second ornament, connect the large circle to the small star with a thread, then attach the dangling embellies to the small star.
9 – Attach a ribbon to the top of your ornament and you’re done!!
Here are some ornaments I made last year using this same technique:
I am Stephanie, 32 yrs old (for a few more days, but they are important!) and I live in Montreal, Canada. I love travels, cupcakes, Diet Coke, my husband (!), books, sewing, discovering new things, home decoration and cheese...!
I started scrapbooking in 2006 after a trip to Japan, and since then I never stopped!! I am a legal counsel, a scrapbooker, a DT member of a Canadian company called Harmonie, a stamp designer, a magazine contributor, and last but not least co-organizer of the biggest scrapbooking convention in France!! Yes, sometimes I feel tired ;-)
I love playing with colors, textures, paints, sewing.... I love scrapbooking and mixed media for the feeling of freedom it gives me !
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