Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Modge Podged Ornaments

I'm down to 10 more days of ornaments! What o' what will I fill my time up with after Christmas??? I'm sure I'll think of SOMETHING!

Today's ornaments are cute and simple! I found the idea here at Craft Rookie. So fun! They remind me of a set or ornaments my mom made back in the day. Only instead of cute paper and Modge Podge (one of my newest favorite craft medium), hers were paint by number. Very 1970's! I need to find a photo of those...

Anyway...I was wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby (lately that is my main form of exercise) and I saw these wooden forms. A little light bulb blinked on, "Hmmmm. I remember a blog I read about these!" AND they were 4 for a buck, AND they were half off! Add happy jumping-jacks to my exercise routine!

So I came home and grabbed some Christmas scrapbook paper from my stash. I traced the wood form onto the paper and cut it out. Then I used Modge Podge to attach the paper to the wood. Let it dry. Then I used my Distress Ink pad to dirty up the edges...or age the ornament...whichever you prefer. I put another layer of Modge Podge on to seal everything up. When that dried, I added buttons and ribbons. Then I made a loop out of stitching floss and glued it to the back. Taaa Daaa!

Here's my star. I can just hear my Grandma Rita, "Why did you make it green? It looks dirty!"

Cute little stocking!

Candy Cane

And the Christmas Tree is my favorite!


DIYbyDesign said...

Really cute ornaments. You did a great job. I linked over from blue cricket design. I am your latest follower. Come check out my blog if you get a chance at I'd love if you would follow me back. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

Amy said...

THANKS!!! For the compliment and becoming a follower! I'm headed over to check out your blog!