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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ruffled Ornaments Tuttorial

One woman's trash....is that same woman's treasure....After actually pulling this bag of empty ribbon spools out of my own trash can , twice!, I decided it was destined to become something cute, glittery and inexpensive (my 3 favorite words!)



That's how this (our first) tutorial started....I know that you have some of these around your craft room...

Using your fave glue, mine is Tacky Glue, squeeze a generous amount around one of the sides:



Scrunch crepe paper (streamers), and press at the same time on the glue, creating a ruffle on the flat surface. Keep going all around....


















Create a second ruffle, smaller than the first one...

To cover the center, I used a couple of matching papers circles. I cut them using scalloped scissors just for a little more detail. I added some ink to the edges to give them more definition and a vintage feel. (A picture could also be used for a personalized ornament) Glue it to the ruffle's center.

I made a little banner by stamping my words, but you can make yours using your computer or by practicing your beautiful handwriting!...A little more ink for shading.....




















And Yes! glitter!!!! I used the German Glass from The Shabby Cottage Studio, thanks Gail!



Finally, cover the inside with a pretty ribbon, the back of your ornament with a pretty paper and add another piece of ribbon for hanging. Attach your banner using a glue gun. Just one dot of glue on each side will do!


I think my trash became a pretty treasure! Look how cute they look when finished:





















I hope you give them a try next time you feel crafty. If not, you can always find them for sale at our store!


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17 comments:

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Marcela these are just beautiful! How clever you are! Thanks so much for sharing, I think I may have to look for some old ribbon spools and give this a try. And what are ornaments without glitter. ;-)
hugs
Gail

Annabelle said...

These are so lovely and I guess you can use whatever comes to mind.Thanks for the inspiration.
I'll try one and think of variations to your idea.
Annabelle

chris said...

How absolutely delightful Marcela!! You are certainly one talented gal! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet tutorial. You did a wonderful job!!
Best wishes, Chris

Flea Market Queen said...

I'm gonna have to try my hand at these!
Thanks...
Priscilla

www.angelinascards.com said...

this is fabulous!! have been doing mine the hard way!! thanks!!!
Angelina

aubri said...

I are absolutely adorable!!!! I love them!!!!! I'm glad i found you!

Lynn said...

Ahhhh Marcela, I keep the ribbon spools too, thank you for this wonderful tutorial on a great use for them, I am sure I will try it :)

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
it may have been your first but you did a great job!
you can use this idea in so many ways.
smiles,
Sandy

Rhondamum said...

Saw your post on ECS - I Love your blog! What a fab idea! I will have to try this one for sure. Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to visiting you again!

Rhonda...

Angelina's Trinkets said...

Thank you for the great tutorial and great idea. I've been saving my ribbon spools as I had some ideas of what to do with them...now I have some wonderful ideas too and will have to make an arrangement for a Christmas Greeting with them.

NiceAndEasyAntiques said...

Thank you Ladies for all the comments! This was our first attempt at "teaching" something and we're glad that so many talented artists like you enjoyed it! Keep visiting us!
Creative hugs,
Clata & Marcela

Salzanos said...

I love them! My mother always taught us how to make things out of whatever we had. We lived in a homestead in Alaska and lived mostly off the land when I was little. I so appreciate excellent ideas like this. Just gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing.

Fleur de Bee said...

DARLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cute, clever and insprational! Now all you need is the video tutorial to go along so we can see your sweet smile while making these. (unless you swear under your breath like me sometimes LOL)

xo

NiceAndEasyAntiques said...

Oh! The video will be very confusing...I work in front of My TV while watching reality shows, The View or politics!...and the mess I create!!! My table is never clean and organized like those pictures show it to be!

Christina said...

These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your process.

Bevie said...

I thought I posted to this, but don't see myself!! Wanted you to know these look great, and I'm gonna make some too..Looking forward to ohter things!!!

Andrea said...

How cute is that! Way to recycle too! I'm gonna go and scour my "trash" to see what I can come up.