Today we are sharing some Christmas ornaments to make using supplies from your stash!
With this being our Christmas in July celebration we thought we would share some Christmas ornaments to make using supplies you probably already have on hand! Wouldn’t it be great to get ahead on all the holiday making this year? We thought in addition to all the Christmas card inspiration we are sharing, it would be nice to add in a few “anything but a card” ideas for you to use for decor, gift giving and all the other fun reasons to do some holiday crafting.
We were browsing all the ideas we have on hand and this one from Kittie Caracciolo just popped out at us! These little hand made 3D paper embellishments are so multi-purpose! They can be used as Kittie created them – as ornaments on a tree. They also made stinkin’ ADORABLE gift tags – just wrap a gift in plain white or kraft butcher paper and tie one of these on and your gift will POP! You can also used them as gift card accompaniments – just make a pocket out of one of the window boxes on the back and wrap the gift card in a strip of plain white paper. They can also be added to any card front for an instant card! AND, almost one of the best things, you can make them using all those little scraps and leftover pieces you have from other holiday projects! Talk about a win win!
You can see Kittie’s original post here and get all her excellent details but we just had to share some of the highlights here with the pics. Let’s jump in and check these out!
Kittie made these little decorations more sturdy by cutting several of the windows from white card stock and then stacked and adhered them together to make a nice thick element. She also added extra window boxes to the bottom to give them even more of a 3D look. PRO TIP: Kittie adhered the ends of her floss between two of the layers so the backs of these would have a very finished look.
For both of these mini-projects Kittie took the extra time to add some shaping to her greenery. Kittie is known for how she uses our flower and foliage dies with some simple shaping tools to add a lot more dimension, depth and realistic touches to her projects. We guarantee that any project you do using any of our dies will become instantly more “wow-able” if you take this step.
Here’s the list of dies Kittie used for these adorable little decorations – browse your own stash for what you have and grab what you need now to get started!
We love having ideas that help us get more mileage out of our tools, scraps and goodies and these Christmas ornaments to make using all of these things make us happy! And be sure to check out Kittie’s original post here for all her additional details.