Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Ornaments Take Two

Hello everyone, I'm back for another Christmas ornament tutorial today. For today's ornaments, I wanted to make some for some friends of mine. We always exchanged home made ornaments every year and I really love swapping with them, they are some talented and wonderful friends. Not to mention, I just love ornaments that are home made. 

For starters, I took some plain cardboard picture frame ornaments that I bought at Michael's a few years ago. I always buy these things thinking I'm definitely going to use them right away and then they sit around. LOL
 They were perfect for the type of ornament I wanted to make.

I apologize, I didn't take many photos but I can explain what I did. It's super easy but the outcome is really beautiful.

All I did was take some decorative Christmas paper and cut them to the size of my frame. 
I then used embossing powders in various glitter colors and embossed them here and there to give them to look of snow.
I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Set Mini Holiday 5 and stamped my man in embossing ink and embossed him with black powder. I then used my distress tool with Vintage photo ink and went over him to cover up the white paper underneath. You can see in the photos that behind his wreath looks distressed. That is the vintage photo distress ink. 

I used the same stamp set for my Merry Christmas sentiment and also embossed it with black embossing powder. I also used Vintage photo around the edges.  I then cut it to size and slid it into the frame.  
I edged each of my frames with my metallic marker and used white distress paint to go over the embossed part of my Tim Holtz metal corner. This made that design on the metal corner stand out. 

For the snowflake, I used cardboard and painted it white and then cut out my snowflakes from the Tim Holtz movers and shapers mini snowflake die. 

I used the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery decorative die strip to cut out my greenery and edged each with vintage photo distress ink.

I then attached them all to the corner of my frame and added a pearl gem to each.

I love how each frame came out and each one is a little different. I hope the girls like them. They were fun to make.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, sorry I didn't take step by step photos.
I am entering these into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - This week is anything goes week!! 

Thanks again for stopping by.


  1. What a great idea turning these frames into ornaments!

  2. Oh these are fabulous, wouldn't mind them hanging in my house for christmas.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  3. These are awesome girl! Love the results. I do the same thing, buy things up and find them way later but at least you are using yours. LOL

  4. These are gorgeous. I love them. I do the same thing too agree with Kathy at least you are using yours..and they are beautiful!
    susan s

  5. Great ornaments. I think I have a frame like that just lyin' around!

  6. I love these Claudine and such a great use of the frames and recycling materials. I agree with Kathy and Susan on buying things up and finding them Sometimes I find that I have bought the same items more than once...guess that means I really did like it! Thank you for sharing. Hoping that you have a safe and Happy Holiday season! Hugs ♥

  7. I just love how these turned out!!

  8. You have done an amazing job with these, Claudine, and I love each of them!! There would set the holiday spirit in any home!

  9. Wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. These are gorgeous Claudine, love them with the sentiments added and also think they would be great with all the pics of the family inside too! Beautifully done! I think I need to visit your blog more these coming weeks to get in the Christmas Spirit!