November is DIY Ornament Month at Hang Ups! We are SO excited to share some ornament making ideas with you. Some of our creative friends will also be sharing their creations. This is going to be so much fun!
Ornaments make great teacher and hostess gifts. If you love the idea of giving a hand-made ornament, but don’t want to make one, head over to our website www.hangupsinkc.com and check out our ornaments. Many of them are part of our Literacy Kansas City Collection, where part of the proceeds go to that amazing organization.
A special thank you to Tracy Spisak from Gallery Portraiture (www.galleryportraitureinc.com) for photographing this DIY project!
Our first DIY project is an Antique Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament.
We were able to find a bag of cookie cutters for a reasonable price at a local antique store. It is important to get the cookie cutters that have backs on them for this project.
Old Christmas Cards or firm cardstock
Tacky Glue or E6000 (optional)
- Modge Podge
Metal hole punch
- Foam Paintbrush to spread Modge Podge
Turn the card stock with the picture part down and trace the shape of the ornament with a pencil. Cut slightly smaller than what you drew. You may have to trim it to get it to fit into the cookie cutter.
Before gluing make sure that your paper fits inside the cookie cutter. Pop out the paper and spread glue or modge podge on the inside of the cookie cutter. Press your paper (pretty side up) into the cookie cutter making sure that the paper is laying flat.
Spread modge podge onto the paper wiping off any excess that is on the sides of the cookie cutter. Using your fingers lightly sprinkle glitter on top of the wet modge podge.
Using a metal hole punch or drill, poke a hole in the top of the cookie cutter to run the ribbon through. My metal punch is small so I punched several holes so that it was big enough for the ribbon to run through.
Cut off about a foot of ribbon from your spool. Fold your ribbon in two and run the folded side through the hole. Run the other side of the ribbon through the loop making a loose knot. Knot the top of the ribbon so that it will hang from your tree.
Show all your friends how talented you are by showing off your new creation. Happy Holidays!