I've been making some super simple ornaments this weekend that I'm going to share with you this week right up until Thursday, when a total tree reveal will transpire. :) I hope you'll join me starting today (Sunday) through Wednesday to see some simple ornaments that you can create with mostly things around the house. Today's ornament is made of just that. You just might think I'm crazy (I am a little, it's OK), but during Thanksgiving, while shoveling out one of many slices of pumpkin pie and dolloping huge spoons of whipped topping (Martha if you are reading, I know I'm suppose to make topping from scratch, but I just can't) an idea hit me.
I looked at the little scalloped paper thingy in the lid that comes out, it usually has recipes on the back, however this particular brand is blank. I thought to myself: What a pretty scalloped edge this has...I bet I could make something out of this.
So here is what you'll need:
Whipped Topping paper lid thing (or cut your own shape from card stock)
Martha Stewart Glitter (Brownstone and Silver)
Scrap booking paper
First, glitter the edges of the paper lid with brownstone glitter and Mod Podge. Of course you can use any color of glitter that you want. See how nice the scallops stand out with the glitter? Cute.
You may need to do a second coat of glitter, on some parts of the lid, for complete coverage. Don't worry about if the paper lid rolls (a little), when it dries, it will flatten back out. I used the glitter bottle to hold it down.
Cut a circle of coordinating paper and glue in center of paper lid.
Select what letters you want to use and glitter with silver glitter. I mixed up the fonts to add a little interest. This is a great way to use up some of the odd ball letters you might have, doesn't matter the shape or color, the glitter will tie it all together. Glue the letters on, I used hot glue this time since the chipboard is a little heavier.
I forgot to mention that the paper lid has a little cutout, just make sure it is towards the top. This is where you'll attach the hanger. Create a hanger with narrow ribbon, I used a glue gun to attach it. Glue one end to the front and the other end to the back, it looks nice and tailored that way, the ribbon is about 6 inches long.
To make the ornament a little sturdier, I glued a round piece of cardboard (I cut from a pizza box) to the back, although, it's not necessary, the paper lid is fairly thick, about poster board weight. I painted the cardboard with burnt umber craft paint, just to clean it up a bit. Again, this was just to make it a little more sturdy.
It's all done and ready to hang! I think it looks fantastic, and I really love the color! Of course this coordinates with my tree, what colors can you use?
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired!
Stop by tomorrow for another simple ornament idea. See you then!