Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop

Christmas is almost here!  Decorations are all over the stores, holiday music is playing in the background and I've already seen a couple of houses decorated for the upcoming season.  It's still a bit early for me.  I like to enjoy fall to its fullest and can't wait for Thanksgiving!  The day after is when we haul our decorations down from the attic and start to string lights outside, depending, of course on the weather.  In Texas it can be 90˚ or 9˚!

When the children lived at home, we'd always make something new to decorate the house, or the tree, but now they concentrate on their own holiday decorations.  I'm always doing something crafty though and being part of an Ornament blog hop is a great incentive to get cracking.  You know I love Smoothfoam as a surface for all kinds of projects, so when the Designer Crafts Connection designers were asked to participate in a blog hop with The Robin's Nest and Smoothfoam, it took me about a nanno second to sign up.

 

Most of the DCC designers had Smoothfoam product to use, but we all received a package of supplies from The Robin's Nest: 6" x 6" pieces of double sided cardstock and a waterfall of dew drops!  How fun this is going to be.


Since it was an "ornament" hop, I started by painting a molded Smoothfoam Christmas tree shape with green craft paint, then added a layer of green glitter paint.  After it was dry I used mini glue dots to add some clear, green dew drops to the top part and shiny red metallic dew drops around the base.  Now all I needed to do was add a hanger........

 

But, wait!  I still have all this cool card stock to play with!  I had some Smoothfoam letters and could spell the word J O Y, so I decided to add my tree ornament to a little sign.  I cut three, 6"x 6" pieces of Smoothfoam from a large sheet then used an Elmer's Extra Strength glue stick to adhere one sheet of card stock to the front of each piece.  I added silver trim around the outside edge and secured it with a straight pin - EZPZ.  The letters were already a pretty white color, so all I had to do was to decorate the top of each with dark pink metallic dew drops using mini glue dots.  I was about to glue the letter, O in place when I had an ah ha, moment.  Staring it me from the top of my supply box was a small Smoothfoam snowflake.  I sprayed the surface lightly with Elmer's adhesive then sprinkled with clear glitter.  A small pink metallic dew drop in the center was the perfect finishing touch.  The blocks can be easily attached to each other by inserting toothpicks in the sides, or layered on top of each other like I did.

 

You can see more exciting ideas by hopping the DCC blog ring using the logo in each designer's sidebar then visiting http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.com/2013/11/ornament-blog-hop.html  to see what their design team created and to enter the giveaway!

Enjoy! Y'll come back now.......

Yours truly,
Julie :)

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING!

21 comments:

  1. Love your projects, Julie - especially the little tree!

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  2. cute dew drop splattered projects!

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  3. thanks so much for join our hop

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  4. Very very nice ....loving it all :)

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  5. super cute and creative ornaments.. great job

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  6. What a great way to say JOY. Great idea!!! Wonderful projects!!

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  7. Love the JOY wall decoration you created and the little Christmas tree is adorable too!!!

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  8. So lovely ornaments!!!

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  9. delightful - love it! But then, I knew I would when I saw your supplies at the top of the list and saw all my favorite Robin's Nest papers were going to be used. LOL

    Nice work - charming inspiration -thanks for sharing - and happy holidays!

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  10. Gorgeous ornaments love the colors and the added gems. thanks for sharing

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  11. Cute idea, I really like it!

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  12. Julie!! Such pretty ornaments and I love how you used the snowflake as a letter!

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  13. I so LOVE your "JOY" especially how you used the snowflake as the "o"!

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  14. Love your tree and JOY blocks. Great ideas for joining the blocks, too. TFS

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  15. Wonderful wall hanging, so creative! Love your little tree ornament also!

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  16. Great ideas and cute ornaments! I love that tiny christmas tree, that will surely make a perfect ornament for every christmas tree this year, so cute!

    Happy holidays ya'll!
    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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