Thursday, December 2, 2021

Homemade Christmas ornaments

Hello crafty friends! I'm here with you today and to share a quick tutorial on putting the Christmas Ornament Tree (Lori' Shop, Silhouette) file together along with the Christmas Ornament Snowman 2 (Lori's Shop, Silhouette). This is such a fun ornament to put together to hang on your tree or as a gift tag on a present that the receiver could hang on their tree. This could also be a fun activity if you have kids or grandkids. Gather all of the supplies and make the ornaments together while munching on a fresh batch of homemade Christmas cookies!

Let's get started on making these little cuties! My ornaments are a little on the smaller size because my tree here is only 2ft I resized them to be 2 3/4" tall.

Gather a bunch of Christmas papers/embellishments (and sticky foam strips) and let's get to cutting out the layers. A little tip, something I do is to use my die cut machine program to change up colors to get an idea of what the finished product will look like. That's how I came up with the blue and pink background snowman ornaments.

This first layer (which is the back of the ornament) will be the only time you will glue the layers together.

The small trees layer you will want to add foam adhesive pretty much around the entire piece.

Now adhere that layer to the snowy background layer. Be sure to line up the outer edges and the top holes together when adding each layer. As you see in the picture below, there are green trees. I cut out a separate layer in green pattern paper and then snipped the trees out and adhered them to the solid white layer.


For the big tree layer, do not add any sticky foam strips to the back of the tree.

Here is a side shot of all of the layers adhered together to show you how thick the ornament will be. I will say they feel quite sturdy and should last for years!

Now, add some string and a bow...

and your sweet ornaments are ready to hang on the tree or used on a present to serve as a gift tag/ornament.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy this tutorial on putting these ornaments together!

Merry Christmas!


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