Ya'll will have to excuse my horrible pictures. I need a new camera so bad. Anyone out there want to be my Secret Santa? LOL
Back to craft day #2. I decided to make ornaments out of jewelry boxes. This is a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper and ribbon and lace. I had so much fun on the first one that I ended up making 5! Very easy, this is a great craft project for anyone to do. So easy that I didn't think anyone needed a tutorial on this one. Kinda like follow by pictures sorta thing.
I used scrapbook paper, some Christmas magazine pages and some even some music sheets and glued them on the back of the inside and around the inside edges as well as all of the outside. I added cut outs and used pop up dots to give them a dimensional look. I also used some raffia in the bottom of one. I used a lime green metallic wreath (like 11-13") to make the Christmas tree. Boy that poor wreath has been through it. I've cut it up for quite a few projects. After trimming around the top (and sometimes the bottom or even all around) with paper and lace borders I cut the back of a few decorative buttons off and glued them on as well.
Oh', I guess I should mention that it's easiest to poke the two holes in the top for the ribbon after you cover it with paper but before you add decorative elements. I made that mistake too many times and remembered at the end when I would realise I didn't have a hanger attached.
Darn this camera....Darn it, Darn it, Darn it!
Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by. I just love reading them. They are a required necessity to keep me encouraged. Thanks friends. I love you all.I hope you enjoyed day #2. I can't take complete credit for this because I saw the idea in a magazine but can't remember which one. This would be a fun keepsake Christmas craft to do with a child. But they're not necessary. LOL.
Have a blessed and fun day and be sure to come back tomorrow and lets see what I come up with. Hugs.....Tracy :)