It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Welcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #36 Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the project.
So this year, I’ve made a LOT of handmade ornaments.
I mean a lot … using up ribbon scraps, last year’s Christmas cards and also something brand new, like these angels I’m featuring today made with Christmas sheet music.
I have a thing for angels. And this year I feel like I’m really enjoying my love for angels more than ever before with this Christmas season’s crafts.
I’ve made this size ornament which measures about 4.5″ by 4.5″ as well as an 8″ tall table top angel and a 16″ angel you could use as a tree topper or a statement piece on your buffet serving piece.
Here’s how I made them….
You’ll need circle punches in your desired size. For tiny ruffles, I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch, and for the larger wing ruffles, I used 1 3/4″ circle punch, and for the larger angels, I used the 2.5″ circle punch. You’ll also need a hot glue gun, mod podge (or something similar), poster board, Christmas sheet music (I used old hymnals), Stampin’ Up! ribbon in desired colors and finishes, round wood or other material for the heads…. and a whole lot of time! Also for the larger angels, I purchased the cone shapes from a craft store because the poster board is not sturdy enough to support the weight of the larger angels.
To make the beautiful wings, punch out a LOT of circles from your music. Because the SU punches are so great, you can punch several sheets of music at the same time. Then, you want to create this beautiful shape out of the circles by hot glueing them into place. Repeat until finished.
For the cone base of the ornaments, simply cut out your poster board and decoupage the sheet music on both sides, then hot glue into your cone shape. The larger angel bases are trickier because you have to decoupage the inside of an already-made cone. You use the same process with the wings, except you only need to decoupage the back of the wings. The front will be covered with your “ruffles”.
For the wings, glue in a pattern like I did with this large angel pictured here.
These angels look beautiful on the tree. The satin Stampin’ Up! ribbon is my personal favorite on these ornaments.
These have been such a huge hit!! I’ve made and sold over 30 of these this year and finishing up 4 16″ angels this week! I’m so in love with these this season! See the supply list below.
The next stop is #38 Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.
- Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
- September Gray at www.septembergray.com
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events << you are here!
- Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky
- Pick a punch in the sizes you like the most – I’m using the 2nd two the most!
- Stampin Up Circle Punch – 1 1/4″
- Stampin Up Circle Punch – 1 3/4″
- Stampin Up Circle Punch – 2 1/2″
- Stampin Up gold satin ribbon
- Stampin Up very vanilla satin ribbon
- Christmas Hymns/Sheet Music
- Poster Board
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- Head shapes
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