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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
TUTORIAL: Collaged Ornaments
Beautifully simple ornaments that even little fingers can make. I was inspired by this photo.
SUPPLIES Heavy card stock or recycled cardboard cereal boxes Scissors Paint brushes Glue Scrap fabric Scrap patterned paper Scrap wrapping paper Mod Podge Sequins, small objects, buttons, beads, small bells Wire Hole Punch
First we cut out shapes from our recycled card board. We used an old yellow poster board and some cereal boxes.
Then we got out the Mod Podge, brushes and "glued" on our fabric and paper scraps. You can use whatever you have on hand. We had fabric and paper left over from our church bazaar crafts. Then we added some tissue paper bits and wrapping paper scraps. We also painted the Mod Podge over all of the scraps. Do this on both sides of the ornament.
When both sides are dry, hole punch the top of the design. Then, using regular Elmer's glue (depending on how heavy your doo-dads are going to be....) or whichever basic white glue you prefer, glue on your bits and baubles, doo-dads or what-nots. We used sequins, beads, buttons, and small bells. Do this on both sides.
Then take a piece of wire...oh about...6 inches long, and turn up the bottom so nothing will fall off, and start beading the wire. Leave enough space at the top to turn up the other end (so the beads don't fall off that way either) and to form a hook shape for hanging.
That's it. Simple, easy and can be used for really an type of holiday theme as an ornament or as a gift tag or as collage art.
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