Christmas Ornament Ideas
Six HGTV.com users share their crafty ideas and tips for creating handmade Christmas ornaments.
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Created by Micheline Nunez
College Point, N.Y.
Micheline made this ornament with a 2-inch x 5-inch papier mache box lid as the frame. She began by painting the lid on both sides with copper paint. Once both sides were completely dry, she painted the center of the lid with gel medium; before this could dry she poured copper colored micro beads onto the medium. To create an altar for her vintage angel image, Micheline embossed card stock with an altar stamp. Next, she highlighted the image with a sponge dipped in walnut crystal spray. She then attached her vintage image using foam tape to create a 3-D effect. The internet or antique stores are great resources for finding beautiful, vintage greeting card images. Finally, Micheline beaded a few glass beads onto copper wire and fed this through a hole she punched in the top of the lid for hanging.
Knit your own green, white and red Christmas afghan to keep warm on a winter night or to give as a handmade gift.
Recycle your coffee cans by painting holiday figures on them and make a unique holiday necklace for yourself or as a gift.
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