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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Here we go Craft Day #2

Well I promised a craft a day. I didn't promise what time of day. Okay, yeah I did say I'd try to get them up earlier but well, you know.

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 :)


  1. Hi Tracy, these are just the cutest! Someone I know must have a lot of jewelry! hhmmmm? You're right, kids would just love doing this. Maybe I could tackle it. I seem to be "craft" challenged lately!
    Tracy, you know how much I love hearing from you! You keep me going on the Bible Study Blog. You are such an encouragement. Thank you!

  2. What a great way to reuse and repurpose these little boxes! Well done!


  3. Aren't these too much fun. Very cute.

  4. What a cute & simple idea...Thanks! Sally

  5. Well aren't you just a clever little busy bee!
    Those little ornaments are adorable...you've inspired a new thought to bounce around my head! Yes that is our little kitty in the pic on my site, her name is Merry Jane. But we call her MJ. Merry because American husband adopted her from the rescue shelter for baby girl for Christmas two yrs ago and Merry Jane after Mary Jane Watson from Spiderman... LOL! I call my husband American Husband for a couple of reasons but mainly because he is the most patriotic person I've ever met...he dutifully raises and lowers the flag everyday, he loves all things red white and blue, even his swim trucks! LOL. His sincerity is actually a warm fuzzy if you could know him, he takes the star spangled banner to a whole other level...which is an awesome thing actually... Can't wait to see today's craft you crafty busy bee!!! XO Keke

  6. These are darling! I am so envious of crafty people! My favorite is the one with the tree. I am having a giveaway. Hope you can stop by :)

  7. These are absolutely adorable, I just love them!! I know what I will be doing over the weekend! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea!
    Hugs, Carol Anne :)

  8. super cute! I have a couple friends that make ornaments every year and last year they did something similar and I love it! I will have to post a pic to my blog when I unpack it. very inspiring...try the macro setting on that camera!
    Pam Going Postal

  9. I love your jewelry box ornaments, great idea :) I have a ton of new jewelry boxes to use up that I got when a shop closed.

  10. I applaud your enthusiasm and creativity! 30 crafts in 30 days - I'm lucky to do one! Maybe you will be my inspiration to stop thinking what I would like to accomplish and just do it! Lovin these little box ornaments!