Homemade Christmas Ornament Countdown – Day 2

40 days until Christmas

The 2010 was a lot of fun to make. And they were pretty quick too.

Supplies:

  • Permanent markers (I used my Bic markers)
  • Clear glass ornaments
  • Overhead transparency sheets
  • StazOn Ink pad
  • Holiday Stamp
  • Glitter
  • Clear drying glue
  • Fake snow
  • Funnel

Here’s how I made them:

  1. Cut a circle just smaller than your ornament from the transparency sheet. Leave a tab on the top of the circle. Think of cutting out a silhouette of an ornament. I used my coluzzle to cut the circle shape, left a space uncut and cut the tab with scissors.
  2. Stamp your image on the center of the circle. Be careful to not smudge your image. I left my image for several hours so make sure it was completely dry.
  3. Color your image with your markers. Again I left the image to dry completely for several hours. Since the only time I have to craft is the time between the kids and my bedtime short bursts of work with long dry times are perfect!
  4. I used glitter to fill in the image background. Yep, another overnight dry time.
  5. I took the cap of one of the clear ornaments and used a funnel to pour in 1 – 2 tablespoons of fake snowflakes.
  6. Then once I had the images just how I wanted them and they were all dry, I rolled it up into a tube and slid it into the ornament with the tab sitting in the opening. Once they were into ornament the popped right open.

So although there was a lot of drying time, I probably spent 1 hour on task to make a set of four ornaments.

I had really wanted to do a nativity stamp, but I couldn’t find one that would fit inside the ornaments. That was probably the biggest challenge for this project was finding an image that I liked that would fit inside the ornament. I was pretty happy with how the Christmas dog and kitty turned out.

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Ornament countdown links:

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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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