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Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 11

Whew, we're almost there! Day 11's ornament is a lot easier than it may look, and the key to its success is to measure, measure, measure!

You'll need one glass ornament, pre-printed transparency, patterned paper, snowflake dies, half pearls, buttons, twine, ric rac, word sticker, chunky clitter, tweezers and a holly leaf punch.

  1. Measure the circumfrence (the widest point of the ornament). If you don't have a fabric tape measure, wrap a piece of yarn or ribbon around the widest part of the ornament, then measure the yarn.
  2. Remove the cap from the ornament and pour a couple of tablespoons of chunky glitter into it.
  3. Die cut or hand cut a circle from a piece of printed transparency the same diamater is the measurement you took in step 1.
  4. Die cut one transparency snowflake (large) and two patterned paper snowflakes (medium and small). Layer them together with a dab of glue in the center. add a few red half pearls to the snowflakes as shown. Glue the assembled snowflake to the center of the transparency circle.
  5. Carefully roll the entire piece into a tube and slide it into the ornament. The design will pop back open inside the ornament. With tweezer's, rotate the circle until it is firmly planted into the glitter and standing in a direction you are happy with. Replace the ornament cap.
  6. Glue a piece of red ric rac around the ornament cap.
  7. Apply baby powder to a word sticker, punch a small hole in one end, and slide it onto one of the twine tails.
  8. Trim two lengths of white twine and tie them around the top of the ornament cap into a bow. Slide a couple of small buttons onto two of the twine tails, knotting them in between. Sandwich two red half pearls onto the ends of the twine.
  9. Punch out a holly leaf and add it to the word sticker as shown, along with a small, red pearl.
That's it -- not as hard as you thought, right? :) The final ornament is tomorrow, then a big surprise will follow on Monday -- you won't want to miss it!

Speaking of a big surprise, have you been keeping up with the SCT 12 Days of Holiday Giving? In addition to all of those incredible give-aways, there is a big surprise in store there, too! Check it out.

See you tomorrow,



  1. This one so far so my favorite! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. this one is my number 1 favorite too! I am going to try these after the holiday madness is over.

  3. Oh, this is my favorite. Going to make these for next years party favors and package embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

  4. These ornamens are totally amazing, but this one is my very favorite.

  5. This is so very clever and wonderful! I'm amazed that you can roll the whole thing up and that the glitter will help to keep it where you want it! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to have to try this at home!

  6. I love all the ornaments, but this one is defiitely my favorite as well! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

  7. That is one of the nicest ideas using the clear ornaments that I have seen. It looks so elegant Thanks for sharing Becky. Wonderful inspiration each day.

  8. What a great idea and so beautiful!

  9. Such a beautiful ornament! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  10. Another fabulous treat, Becky, and the directions are so easily understandable...thanks so much!

  11. this ornament is absolutely beautiful

  12. Becky, I know there is one more day left, but I just wanted to scoot in here and tell you how much I have enjoyed these ornaments over the past days. They are so creative and clever! Thanks for sharing :-)

  13. Love this!!! But where's the P for pinning??

  14. Absolutely must try this one; it's gorgeous! Merry Christmas