Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet? This week's project is absolutely gorgeous and comes to us from the very talented Susie Coates from A Handmade Christmas in Sydney
Susie has made these stunning pine cone Christmas ornaments using Designer Series Paper. The beauty of these is that you can make them to suit any colour scheme. The one above uses traditional Christmas colours from the Painted Christmas DSP. It has retired, but there's another beautiful option in the current Mini catalogue on page 29 - Joy of Christmas.
For a softer more feminine look, this one was made using the dotty pattened paper in the Bright & Beautiful DSP. The colour is Bubble Bath (great name) and the flower centres are made using pearls. That really pretty sprig of mistletoe and pine leaves was made using Glimmer paper that has been sponged with Old Olive Ink and some pretty sequins added for a pop of pizzazz!
Here's a couple of different angles. Aren't they pretty?!
Designer Series Paper - 12" x 12" - 1 sheet, or 6" x 6" - 3.5 sheets
Foam Egg - 80mm.
Sequin pins - 13mm. I pack will do 2 eggs.
Hot glue gun
Coordinating DSP / cardstock / Glimmer paper for flowers, mistletoe etc
Dies &/or punches
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Beads / pearls / sequins
Cord - approx 20cm to make the hanger
Cut the DSP into 1" squares using your trimmer.
Fold each square, except 1, into a point on one side.
Cut a 20cm piece of gold cord and tie it into a loop. Push a sequin pin through the knot of the loop.
Place the unfolded 1" square on the pointy end of the egg and secure with 4 sequin pins
Next, working around the egg, secure the pointed squares in rows to cover the egg. Secure with 2 pins per piece. Make sure to place squares so that they cover the pins of the previous row. It is best to work in rows to ensure an even geometric coverage.
TIP: Use your bone folder to push pins in - saves developing sore fingertips!
There will be a small gap left in the coverage at the top of the egg (approx 5 cent piece size)
Push the cord/sequin pin into the centre of the gap - making sure that the egg hangs evenly. Secure with the hot glue.
Use ribbon, die-cut flowers and sprigs to cover the top of the ornament and secure with pins and/or hot glue.
Thanks Susie, these are so pretty. I love that you could choose a colour scheme or a theme and make a bunch. They'd be really lovely as hostess gifts or for each person coming to Christmas dinner.