Posted on December 11 2019
Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with some fun, quick and easy ornaments.
I have 3 ornaments for you to try.
You can even create these with the kids by simply using bigger beads, string and a plastic craft needle.
Please bear with me and this really long post. I wanted you to have plenty of photos.
Ornament #1 Round Red Ornament
Next, I used a paper piercer to punch small holes in the ornament. One hole in the center and one on each of the petals.
Then, I add the other green sequin, followed by the gold sequin and finally the red bead. I trim off any extra wire. leaving just enough to create the loop in the wire.
This will be the bottom loop for the bell.
I added some decorative trim to the top loop and then knotted the ends. Trimmed off any extra.
Now your ornament is complete!
To create the tassel you will need some chipboard/cardboard that measures 2"x31/4" I like to cut a small slit on the short side to hold the floss while I wrap it. You wrap the floss several times around the chipboard. The more you wrap the thicker your tassel will be. Once you have the desired thickness you trim off the floss.
Next, you cut a piece of thread or floss to about 12" long. Then, you slip in under the floss wrapped around the cardboard. Next, you bring it toward the top (short side of the chipboard) and tie a knot. I like to double knot it.
Then, slip off the floss bundle from the chipboard. Next, with another piece of floss about 4" long you tie it around the top of your tassel as shown. Now you can trim the bottom of the tassel.
Using a needle thread the floss strings at the top of the tassel through the beads and the sequin. If you have trouble doing it this way you can simply cut another piece of floss, thread through the needle tie a knot at one end and sew through the top of the tassel and follow with the beads and sequin. Set the tassel aside for a bit.
Now, gather the foil paper strips. Stack them. Poke holes at each end and center of the strips. Stacking them makes this easier and lines them up.
Now, thread the tassel through the center of the stack. Note this will be the bottom of your ornament.
Next, fan out the stack of strips. Insert 1-1/2" straw to the center of the ornament-Optional. Then, start threading the floss through the strips. Making sure to do the same strip ends. I started with the bottom turquoise strip left end followed by the right creating a loop. Repeat with all the strips.
Once you have all the strip through the floss you will have a ball shape.
You can tie a knot close to the silver bead.
Next for the hanger - I chose to add a white ribbon.
Now as a finishing touch I added a bit of foil paper to the tassel.
Next, add adhesive. I used strong double-sided adhesive. Wrap the foil paper over the string shown in the photo below.
Now your ornament is complete!
Ornament #3 Angel Ornament
I die cut each end of the foil paper. I used the small and medium Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped border dies - however, you can use a border punch or decorative scissors. If you do not have any of these you can leave the paper as is. I am using the small border as my top and the medium as the bottom.
Then, I used a needle to thread about 12" gold floss. I tie a knot at the end and add the two flower beads. Follow by the light brown bead, then the gold cap.
Next, I start on the long side and simply accordion fold the foil paper. I do this to both pieces.
Then, I measure about 2" from the top of the accordion-folded the foil paper and fold down on the Violet side. Next, I add some strong adhesive to each accordion-folded the foil paper from the fold-down only. Then, bring the beads over and place the string in between the accordion-folded the foil paper. Remove the backing from the adhesive and press the two accordion-folded the foil paper together making sure that about 2" of the string is sandwiched in between.