PageMaps: 12 days of ornaments: day 5

Friday, December 14, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 5

Welcome back to day 5 of the 12 days of ornaments! Although the ornament crate may look intimidating, I'm sure you'll agree that once it is broken down into parts, it's pretty easy to replicate! (I'm saving the hard ones for last! LOL) In case you missed the first four, here are links to ornament 1, ornament 2, ormament 3 and ornament 4. Okay, today's ornament is this German glass glittered beauty:

If you don't have German glass glitter, Epson salt makes a great substitute! To make this ornament, you will need German glass glitter, patterned paper, a glass ornament, wet craft adhesive (that dries clear), twine, jingle bell and word sticker.

  1. Because the glitter takes some time to dry, we'll do that step first. With a foam brush, generously brush on a medium thick coat of craft glue onto the bottom third of the ornament using uneven brush strokes. You'll want a fair amount of glue in order to hold the German glass glitter, as the glitter is quite heavy. Roll the glued end into the glitter, invert it in a paper cup, and set it aside to dry. Mine took the better part of a day to dry completely.
  2. Trim 6" long thin strips of patterned paper, just like you did for ornament 1. The skinnier the better. :) I cut about 30 or so.
  3. Wind each strip around a pencil and hold it in place for a few seconds. Because paper has memory, when you slide the strip off the pencil, it will maintain a curly, corkscrew shape. Set two aside.
  4. When your ornament is dry, take off the cap. Slip each curled strip into the hole, one at a time. Shake the ornament occasionally to mix up the direction the curls are going. When you are happy with the fullness of the ornament, replace the cap.
  5. Tie a length of natural twine around the cap and slide a jingle bell onto one tail and a word sticker onto the other, then tie off in a bow. (Tip: sprinkle baby powder onto the sticky side of the sticker before sliding it onto the twine.)
  6. Glue the two paper curls you set aside to the cap, underneath the bow.
That's it, ornament #5 is complete!

Have you been keeping up with the give-aways during SCT's 12 Days of Holiday Giving? The products have been outrageously wonderful and a little bird told me that one of them will be a nice set of PageMaps dies. ;) Not sure what day, so you'll have to be sure to visit often! Check it all out at SCT's Blog, as you still have time to enter all of the drawings to date!

See you tomorrow!



  1. Such an easy and beautiful ornement to make ������

  2. Thanks for another great tutorial Becky! This looked so complicated until I read over the instructions! I think I can do this!!!

  3. Lovely and fun! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Love the look of the German Glass Glitter