Christmas trees and ornaments are the most fun, aren’t they? I’m a little obsessed and can’t stand to stop adding new ornaments to the tree each year. The kids all get a new one each year and I can’t stay away from the after Christmas sales that leave me with a ton of new ornaments for the next holiday season. Then, of course, I can’t stand not to put together unique versions of my very own. Here are a few that I put together this year using the Rubies and Sapphires scrapbook kit from Little Black Dress Kit Club this November.
This fun and fancy Christmas tree ornament to adorn your own Christmas tree was made using the Rubies and Sapphires kit from LBD Kit Club in November. Items used from the kit include: book pages, music notes paper, corrugated cardboard, Glitz Design Whatnots (already shaped as a circle), cream lace star, embroidery thread to hang the ornament. Supplies used not from this month’s kit include: buttons (I used buttons that I had hanging around since they weren’t going to be displayed prominently in this project), silver glitter, Elmer’s glue (to adhere glitter on edges), hot glue gun (to put the project together), ink (to add a bit of distressing), Dymo labeler/labels (to add words: PEACE, JOY, HOPE on varying levels of the tree), turquoise tulle (from a previous month’s kit).
In this close up you can see the green ink/paint used to alter the corrugated cardboard, the Dymo labels that add to the project with words of your choice, the gold ink/paint applied to the vintage book pages, the accordion style flower created with the red music note paper, and, of course, the silver glittered edges.
This ornament is probably my favorite of the bunch. It is also created using the same kit, Rubies and Sapphires. The vintage children’s book page included in this particular kit was of Little Red Riding Hood. It was a MUST for a tree decoration. Fairly tales should decorate every aspect of life…and Christmas trees are no exception. You can see that the project fully featured the children’s book page included in the kit, the cream tulle (accenting Red Riding Hood’s skirt), the turquoise and pearl button/embellishment, Glitz Design Whatnot (as the background to the floating title), paper from the kit as the background for the picture, and the yellow/cream pom/pom strand is used as the ornament hanger (you can’t see, but the bow at the top displays the pom poms perfectly. It’s a great finishing touch). Also used for the project were the following items: silver glitter, Glassy Accents by Ranger, Bronze Mod Podge (homemade using Ranger bronze powder, Elmer’s glue and water), bronze Stickles by Ranger.
This ornament was made in pieces. The title was created separately from the main ornament. The main ornament was made as a circle until nearly completed and was then bent and hot glued to a piece of corrugated cardboard to hold the “bent” shape. The pom pom strand was then the point at which the floating title was glued into the point between the picture and its corrugated cardboard foundation piece to “float.” It’s difficult to explain in writing, but you can see in the picture the finished ornament can twist and turn on the tree and create a lovely effect.
In the closeup you can further appreciate the fun addition to the tulle/button on the skirt, the dusting of silver glitter, the Stickles, and the unique shape 0f the ornament. I just love a twisty turny addition to my tree!
One of my all time favorite sayings, “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” This fun Whatnot is created by Glitz Design and was included in the November kit. You’ll also notice the Victorian sticker, additional Glitz Design WhatNots (layered), navy pom poms, various buttons, Glitz Design epoxy stickers (Adventure, Wish, Dream), the red polka paper, and the blue bird button all from the LBD Kit. Items used not from the kit include: wire (for the hanger), Glassy Accents, bronze ModPodge (as described earlier) and hot glue to ensure the cone shape holds for the long run.
Here’s a closeup:
You can’t make just ONE cone…check out the full set!
Bronze modpodge and silver glitter combine with fabulous damask paper, huge red ric rac, a wonderful crystal button embellishment, a corrugated cardboard star, an accordion flower created using the red music note paper and vintage book page (all the from the kit) to create the second cone ornament for the tree.
We dubbed this one the “L O V E” cone because of the Glitz Design epoxy stickers across the top above the corrugated cardboard (embellished with silver glitter and lace from the kit) and topped with an accordion bow made using a brad from the kit and the mini vintage book page.
And never miss out on noticing the tassel inserted at the bottom of the cone using a coordinating paper from the kit:
And the last cone, “Celebrate every single day.” This is a simple ornament. Create the cone shape out of one of the gorgeous papers included in the kit, cover it with bronze ModPodge, let it dry, gather up the cream tulle from the kit, glue it vertically to the cone. Add a button (from the kit) to the bottom of the cone on top of the tulle. Space the Glitz Design epoxy stickers along the tulle for the “title” and then add a bluebird button at the top. I left a little bit of tulle sticking up at the top just for fun! I absolutely adore tulle!
Looking for new ornaments this year, but not able to find exactly what you’re looking for? Maybe you’ve already got the inspiration you need and it’s time to get started making some Christmas tree ornaments all your own! It’s far more fun than you realize.