Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

holiday tree 8Welcome back for the last day of the Holiday Blog Tour!  This is the last day to leave a comment to be entered for my prize drawing!  I have had several of you ask about a tutorial for the Gift Tag Box I showed you the first day.  I am going to make that tutorial for you next week.  I typically post every day to my blog so I hope you will check back next week to see the tutorial and more.  (I’d tell you an exact day but I just don’t know yet . . . sorry!)

So far on this tour I have showed you gift tags and some gift ideas, now we just need a tree under which to Handmade Christmas Decorationsplace these items!  Unfortunately this little tree is a little tipsy but I think you’ll like the items on it.

All of the items on the tree are Stampin’ Up! products (well, other than the lights.)  You’ll notice that I used Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon for my garland and at various places I tied simple bows with various Stampin’ Up! ribbons.  Right now only one side of the tree is decorated but I hope to do more and then have this tree up for my Christmas card classes!

This first ornament was made with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Lattice DieStampin’ Up! exclusive Lattice die and the Big Shot.  I simply cut the lattice out of two colors of cardstock (Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery) and laid one as a square and one as a diamond holding them together with a green Ice Circle Rhinestone brad.  The ornament is hanging from the tree by silver elastic cord.  I think this would be beautiful hanging from a ribbon on a gift as well!

Delightful DecorationsThe two ornaments made from the Delightful Decorations had to be the easiest!  I stamped the ornaments onto Ballet Blue cardstock and embossed them with silver embossing powder. The Ornament punch makes it a snap to punch them out and hang them from the tree or anywhere!

Stampin' Up! Ribbon Christmas OrnamentI have two of these ribbon ornaments on the tree.  One is made with Bravo Burgundy wide grosgrain ribbon and the other with Brocade Blue.  These are so simple to make!  I simple strung a bead from the Pretties Kit onto string with a needle and then strung it through ribbon.  String a second bead and loop the ribbon back around to put the needle through.  Continue this process until it’s the length you want.  It looks like Ribbon Candy!

Petals-A-Plenty Embossing FolderHere’s another simple ornament.  This is in the shape of a sour cream packet you might get at Wendy’s with your taco salad.  Before shaping the ornament, however, I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  You could very easily make this ornament with a small gift  or treat stored inside as well!  (Like some Dove chocolates maybe or a ring or necklace . . .)  Oh wait, maybe you better teach your husband to make (and fill) these!

Handmade Angel Tree TopperThere are some snowflakes on the tree that you may see.  Those were cut on the Big Shot with a couple of our snowflake dies.

To top it all off is an angel made from a single piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The wings were cut with the Stampin’ Up! exclusive Tulipe die and Big Shot.  The head was cut with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Both were attached to the body with Sticky Strip.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog on this tour.  I’ve certainly enjoyed having you stop by and leave comments!  If you’ve liked my work please subscribe to my feeds or add me to your favorites.  I try to add new posts with pictures almost every day so there’s always something new to see!

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Comments

  1. How special your tree is !!!! Thanks for all the ideas. I simply love those sour cream containers and the idea of running the paper through the BigShot first absolutely ROCKS. Thanks

  2. Oh, what wonderful projects! I love the ornament with Lattice die!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Regina

  3. I like all of your ordnaments and am looking forward to the gift box tutorial.

  4. I stumbled across you in this tour and I am so glad. I love all your creations. I will be following you in the future.

  5. I have enjoyed all your projects, thanks so much for all the ideas! I will be checking back for the tutorial & more of your projects!!

  6. I love all your wonderful projects. I’m going to try some of these ornament this year. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Another great post, Becky! I love the ribbon ornament! It does look like that candy!! The tree is so lovely and I would love to see it close-up (guess now I REALLY have to do the card classes! as if I needed another reason!). So enjoyed the Stationary Box Class yesterday and am loving the blog tour! Hope you have a terrific Sunday!

  8. Terri Donaldson :

    You are so creative I hve really enjoyed your posts thank you

  9. What gorgeous ornaments, kinda makes me want some old fashioned ribbon candy, lol. These are great and thanks so much for sharing.

  10. You are quite a creative lady! I now plan to buy the lattice die in my order. Thank you for sharing some fantastic creations!

  11. What a GREAT idea! To have a tree with all SU! ornaments is a wonderful way to show customers how versatile SU! products can be.

  12. What material did you maje the snowflake ornaments from? Those and the Delightful Decorations ornaments were my favorite. What cute ideas!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  13. I plan to go back to Jeannete’s link to post comments. Neat stuff. I’ve already copied a card idea that she posted. You’ve got some great partners to brainstorm ideas with and share new designs with. I decorated my tree one year in all blue and white. It was so much fun. I think I will do it again this year. I’ll go back now and add the items I need to my wish list! YAHOO!
    Thanks again Becky. You are a true inspiration.
    God Bless Us Everyone!
    Jen

  14. I love the ornaments… I can see making some for gifts for teachers 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is such a cool idea for Christmas time, to decorate a small tree to showcase some of SU supplies in another way, other than a card. TFS.

  16. Awesome job on the tour samples! Can’t wait to see the tutorial. Thank you

  17. Thanks for all of the ornament ideas! I love the lattice die one!

  18. Great use of Stampin’ Up! products.

  19. Cindy Linthicum :

    What an awesome Christmas tree! I love all of the handmade ornaments, especially the one from the lattice die. How creative!

  20. Thanks for even more ideas. My husband teaches school and these are all projects his students can tackle. It is always a struggle to find simple yet fun projects to complete in under 30 minutes.

  21. There is nothing more beautiful than a tree filled with handmade ornaments. These are lovely…each one of them. I love the angel!! TFS!

  22. I really like the ornaments, but especially like the one with ribbon and beads, looks very pretty 🙂

  23. I really like the snowflakes! I’m not familiar with the “Big Shot,” thought . . .

  24. donna baker :

    LOVE THESE … I think I am falling in LOVE with embossing. Everything I do, I seem to emboss the paper , the paper just POPS out at you , plus the way the light hits the project when completed makes it look so RICH . LOVE YOUR SITE such good ideas and you make me be and look more creative . Thank you

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