December 17, 2008

How to make your own Christmas Ornaments...

Christmas is my favorite time of year! I love listening to festive music, enjoying beautiful decorations, mailing out cards, shopping for gifts, and wrapping presents. All of this sets the mood to make a few special ornaments for our tree. It’s easy to cut chipboard shapes with your favorite die cut machine or purchase precut designs. Helmar Adhesives provide the perfect adhesives when working with chipboard products. It’s easy to apply with a foam craft brush, which goes on smoothly and dries quickly.

Here’s the supply list and directions to help you create your own Christmas ornaments.

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
Helmar Scrap Dots
Making Memories Gold Glitter & tag
Prima Angelic Collection “Cherub” (810283), “Wings” (810313) and “Angel Kisses” (810276)
Prima Center Kissed Ivory Jewels (524951)
Prima Angelic Ribbons (810184), Dude Ribbon (820053)
Prima Flowers (519223)
Rusty Pickle Grinch-mas Chipboard Ornaments


1. Cut out chipboard or use precut chipboard designs.
2. Apply Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue evenly onto the chipboard shape.
3. Place on a piece of pattern paper, here I used Prima Angelic Collection.
4. Trim around the ornament with a sharp blade.
5. Repeat process until all sides of chipboard is covered with pattern papers.
6. The Helmar Premium Craft Glue is perfect to adhere the lace to the photo frame. The glue goes on evenly, dries clear and sets quickly.
7. Embellish the ornaments using the Helmar Scrap Dots to attach flowers, jewels and tags.
8. The twist top on the Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue allows you to apply glue to the edges of the ornament so glitter can be added to the edges.
9. Add ribbon to the ornaments.
10. Give the ornaments as a gift or enjoy on your own tree!

Merry Christmas!


Virginia Janet said...

Thanks for sharing the directions to create our own Christmas ornaments.

Lea Sanders said...

Merry Christmas, Tish, and best wishes for a creative 2009!

Scrappy Nan said...

have a happy new year! these are adorable ornaments.

Tricia said...

gorgeous ornaments