Monday, 28 November 2011

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS





This is the first Christmas that Brendon and I will spend together as a married couple... And it's also the first year we're having the family get together at our place! So I'm especially excited for all the festivities. I decided that I wanted to make a unique tree with handmade decorations that suit us and our wee house. They're not exactly the typical Christmas look but I'm quite fond of how they turned out :)




You'll need:
Some paper to rip up to papier-maché with, glue (I find wheat-based adhesive best for this type of project), plain baubles or polystyrene balls, masking tape, cotton/string, pens and paint.

If your bauble doesn't already have string attached you can make a loop with your cotton and secure it with masking tape. Then rip up your paper and cover the entire ball. I used an old text book that was gathering dust in my garage. Then use a pen or paint to do illustrations and text. I also found some spotty feathers that I added with a button on top to hide the join. And voila! Easy peasy.

51 comments:

  1. Oh - this is so fantastic! The drawings are so pretty and make the christmas ornaments so creative and personally.

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    Grete

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  2. definitely trying these this weekend!! Wonderful! :)

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  3. Such a unique look, these ornaments are something else! Wow! Maybe I'll dare to try and do something similar.:)

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  4. These are really lovely, I wish my hand was a little steadier!

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  5. WOW. These are amazing! Also, your blog has impeccable design! :D

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  6. Wow, I love those ornaments! They look so fun to make :) Gorgeous blog and design! Hope you have a smooth time getting everything ready for the holidays!

    I'm your newest follower :)
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    http://labellaironia.blogspot.com/

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  7. how much for a set of four. im in love
    -Llama

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  8. beautiful Tori!
    Heni

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  9. These are so adorable :D
    Especially because of your cute little illustrations.

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  10. Now, this is seriously amazing! Gonna have to try these! :) Following you now!

    P.S. Your wedding was amazing!! The pictures are gorgeous!

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  11. This is an AMAZING craft. Thank you so much for sharing! I am pretty low on cash this year and I just went out to get supplies to make these for a bunch of people on my list. They are PERFECT and sincerely appreciated!
    Take care,
    Hannah

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  12. totally just saw these on crawkgawker!!!!!!!
    http://craftgawker.com/post/2011/11/29/26758/

    Winner winner

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  13. i really want to try this! i know someone who is crazy about Christmas ornaments so this should be the perfect gift!

    www.stdino.blogspot.com
    love t
    xx

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  14. These are so beautiful, Tori. Glad to have found your blog via pinterest! :)

    vanessa

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  15. So nicely you have change a ball in ornaments with newspaper and colors..Nice dude...

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  16. These are some of my absolute favourite ornaments ever. So whimsical. Hope you don't mind, but I featured them on my blog (with full credits!)

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

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  17. It's a fabulous idea ! I like so much !!
    Kiss !

    Anne
    http://meandmode.over-blog.com

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  18. Oh very nice ornaments! Love the artwork you painted on them! :)

    I linked this tutorial in my blog: http://whiterabbittreasures.blogspot.fi/2012/12/diy-christmas-cutest-craft-tutorials.html hope you don't mind :)

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  19. Awesome work i like this ornaments making tips ,great share.

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  22. What a lovely idea, easy enough for even me to do ! Thank you, I will certainly be making these during the year for the forth-coming Christmas.

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