Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas ornament weekend { DIY Christmas ornaments }

This past weekend I kept my Christmas ornament workshop going.  This time, I layered two Graphics Fairy images together { birds and sheet music } and decoupaged the image on some three inch wood circles.  Here is how I did it.

First I went to the Graphic Fairy site and downloaded the following images:
I made the bird images into transparent graphics and layered the images on top of the sheet music in MS publisher.  I then printed them out on my color inkjet.

I gathered my supplies - 3 inch wood circles { found at Michaels }, ribbon, Mod Podge, card stock, glue gun, and the printouts.

I decoupaged the back of the paper and put it on the wood circles { below }.  When that dried, I put a top coat of Mod Podge on the ornaments.

To make the hanger, I took 13 inches of ribbon and taped it to the back of the circle.  I then hot glued a scalloped piece I punched out of card stock { below }.

Here are the finished three designs { below }.  I need a nicer picture of these hanging on a tree!


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  1. Love what you did here and I'm all for trying it myself, printing them off now. Thanks Nan

  2. Let me know how they turn out Nan. They're super easy to do (and super inexpensive)!

  3. I like them-Pretty and I can do it,Thank you.I'm your newest follower.Please come and visit me any time.Denise

  4. Thank you Denise! Stopped by your blog as well...beautiful work!