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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Decoupage Ornaments

This ornament idea was sent to me by my sister, Leta. If you look up This Southern Girl Can on You Tube you will find her tutorial. She does lots of cute crafts so you might find some ideas for simple home made ornaments.

These ornaments are smaller and flatter than the round balls.  I use wax paper to protect surfaces when I use messy products.


Fabrics....I had these on hand.

Rick Rack and some trim I found at Dollar Tree. I did not use the trim on this project...Rick Rack was the better choice. On Southern Girl Can, she used rope trim for her ornaments. It is up to you to pick out the embellishements. I think if I do this project again I will use those square glass ornaments and the bigger rick rack to hide the seams. Also you can purchase holiday napkins, peel off the plain ply at the back and use napkins to make these ornaments as well. I have done these in the past with glass balls and those were pretty as well.

Take the hangers off all the ornaments. Lay the ornament on the fabric to decide the placement you desire. Cut around the ornament and leave about 1/4" overlap. Paint Modge Podge on the ornament and lay the fabric over the top, paint on more Modge Podge..smooth. You will have some crinkles but those will be trimmed and covered by your trim.  Once one side of the ornament is dry. trim the edges and repeat the process on the other side of the ornament.  When both sides are dry...trim again and using a glue gun, add the rickrack to the sides of the ornament to cover the seam.  Put the hangers back and trim as desired.

Here are my finished ornaments.

This one will go to Grimmwood.

I really like the buffalo check. But next time I will use black rick rack for my seam.


This one will be going to Grimmwood as well.

These two ornaments are going to my friend, Sharon in NC. She reads the blog but I decided to share this as the ornaments will be on the way to her this week.


Sharon lost her sweet mama recently and since cardinals are a favorite of my friend, I thought this ornament would be in memory of Miss Ruby.


I did this one for Sharon's granddaughter, Miss A.  Sharon can hang it on her tree or let Miss A take it home for her own tree.

These ornaments are relatively easy and could be finished in many different ways.   Thanks to This Southern Girl Can for sharing her ideas with her subscribers on You Tube.

13 comments:

Laurie said...

They are beautiful. The placement of the fabric on the cabin/church one is wonderful!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

These are so pretty and you are so talented. Mine would end up stuck together!

Mrs.T said...


Arlene, these turned out beautifully! I especially like the one with the barn, but all are lovely. Wow!

I have some glass ornaments on hand ... you know, I was just thinking too that one could probably use older glass ornaments that have become dull or discolored for this project.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are gorgeous and would be a fun craft project for the holidays. I love that you placed the fabric just so....that makes it so much nicer and more professional! Hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your ornaments are fabulous looking, Arlene. What a cool idea! These would have been a fun activity to do with my students back in the day. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

These turned out so cute. I loved doing crafty things at one time. I have gotten in a rut and need to get my mojo back for such items.

Anonymous said...

Arlene, your ornaments are so adorable!! I can hardly wait to get into my craft boxes and get settled and start crafting!

Mari said...

They are all cute! I really like the buffalo check too!

Susan Graben said...

I wonder if the skeleton's bubbles would work for this. I had the same balls from Hobby Lobby but exchanged them for a smaller diameter as they were too big for the tub.

Terri D said...

Those are SO cute and would not be too difficult to accomplish. Thanks for sharing!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I also love and subscribe to that YouTuber. She makes such nice crafts and they don't look too difficult to make. I remember her tutorial using the rope but you can get real creative with making them. I love your gorgeous ornaments you made. I just wish there was a craft store that was really close to me. I would love to buy Christmas material and the clear ornaments to make them. You did a great job and it must have been fun making them.

Barbara said...

Y our ornaments are really pretty and so well done! Thanks for sharing this idea with us!

Carol said...

Very pretty, Arlene--I love the cardinal on black so much!