12.19.2015

Xmas Crafternoon Prep

Awhile ago I happened upon this awesome Xmas ornament at Kim Prints in Gastown. I couldn't help but think it would be perfect for a Crafternoon project... Taking old, junkie ornaments found at the thrift store plus cereal box cardboard and making Xmas ornament magic happen in a jiffy.



I found a bag of old ornaments for $2.50 at the Salvation Army that already had designs on them like this one.



I left the ornament as is then used this ribbon container for my planet pattern. I traced the circle onto cereal box cardboard.



I used glitter duct tape from the dollar store to add some space-y vibe to the cardboard.



I taped both sides then cut out the circle.



I used a pipe cleaners to figure out the dimension of the ornament. Feel free to modify my steps or try something else.



Here's the inner circle traced. After cutting you may still need to tweek the opening to fit on the ornament.



I used an X-Acto knife to cut out the inner circle. You may also need to fix the tape.



Here's my planet ornament. I think this is an awesome project for kids. You can colour or paint the ornament then get super funky with the outer circle.



Here's the rundown on how to refashion a thrift store ornament. Easy peasy!



I also prepped some laminate sample ornaments as samples for Xmas Crafternoons... I Mod Podge-ed one and then used burlap on another. I then added buttons and ribbon. These could be ornaments, gift tags or just plain old Xmas decor.



I used Sharpies and a stencil to add a simple design to the burlap.



And glitter on this one... Xmas + glitter = festive awesomeness.



Cute Xmas DIYs that don't require a lot of time, effort or money. Plus reloving is the way to go! Who knew laminate samples could be so FAB to work with!

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