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Ornaments

Explore 155 projects, 48 articles, 19 galleries, 74 videos, and more

Flash-Card Ornaments

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Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Paint
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PVC-Pipe Tree

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Christmas trees
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Snowman Card How-To

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Six-Pack Snowflake

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Antiquing Glass Ornaments

Steps:3
This simple technique lends new, shiny glass ornaments the muted, authentic appearance of antique mercury glass in just minutes. (As mercury glass ages, it loses some of its luster and tends to darken in spots.) All you need is a little paint and small sponges with which to apply it.
Materials
  • 1 small tube of white gouache paint
  • 1 small tube of black gouache paint
  • 2 small bowls
  • Silver-ball ornaments
  • 2 small natural sponges
  • Tissues
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Egg-Corn Decorations

Steps:6
Lush velvet ribbon and liquid leaf add an elegant touch to these delicate holiday egg decorations.
Materials
  • Goose, duck, or chicken eggs, cleaned, with insides blown out
  • Liquid Leaf in gold
  • Paintbrush
  • Velvet ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Screw punch or small hole punch
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Pinecone Ornaments

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Christmas, Crafting and DIY
Springerle molds are traditionally used to make an anise-flavored German cookie. But here, House on the Hill owner Connie Meisinger uses them to create beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments with clay.
Materials
  • Springerle cookie mold
  • Paperclay
  • Rolling pin
  • Craft knife or bench scraper
  • Cookie rack
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Glazing medium
  • Acrylic satin finish
  • Paintbrushes
  • Dark brown (raw umber) acrylic paint
  • Cotton rag
  • Coordinating paper (for back of ornament)
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • White glue
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