Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Creative Charms Ornaments and Games

There are so many things  you can do with embellishments.  Today is my day to post on the Creative Charms blog and I decided to use some of the products for projects that are a little different.  If you haven't checked the Creative Charms blog lately, be sure to stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team has been sharing on the blog.

These glittered ornaments have been very popular for the past few years.  I usually see them with vinyl words or initials applied to personalize the ornament.  I looked around in my stash of Creative Charms goodies to find another way to decorate this ornament.  (If you don't know how to make the glittered ornaments check THIS POST).

The leafy ribbon comes with the Fuzzy Daisy Kit.  I used 1/8 inch ScorTape to adhere it to the ornament.  First, I wrapped the tape around the ornament.

 Then I started to peel off a small section of the protective backing.

I carefully worked my way around the ornament, placing the ribbon directly on top of the Scor-Tape.  Don't worry if a little bit of the adhesive shows - it will be nearly invisible when you are done.

 The ornament looks pretty with the leaf ribbon but it needs a bit more bling!  I added two shades of Gradient Gem Stickers in an alternating pattern around the leaf ribbon.

 Then I took some brown Velvet Ric Rac ribbon and wrapped it around the ornament hanger at the top.  I used Scor-Tape again to adhere the ribbon to the ornament holder.

 I cut a ten inch piece of ribbon and knotted it at the ends.  Then I threaded it through the ornament hanger and pulled the tail through the loop.

This is very quick and easy project to do.  You could try all sorts of variations for decorating the balls once you start exploring the items in your Creative Charms stash.

The ornaments look very pretty hanging in the tree - the gem stickers will catch the light from the tree lights and sparkle.

I also made a little holiday tic-tac-toe game using the Vintage Metal Frames.    These are very easy to convert into playing pieces.

 I punched 3/4 inch circles from watercolor paper and stuck the ornaments to the circles of paper.  You could always add adhesive to the base of a piece to use it in another project later.  You need ten pieces for a tic-tac-toe game so you will need two sets of the frames and you will have two extras to use for another project.

The game board is made with heavy watercolor paper (cut at 6 x 6 inches) as the base.   Next there is a layer of patterned paper to add some color.

This K & Company paper pack is a good match for the colors in the Vintage Metal Frames.  The second layer of the board is the red patterned paper cut at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  Next is another layer of the watercolor paper cut at 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.  Finally, there are nine squares of the green paper cut at 1 1/4  inches and arranged in a grid.  Be sure to add plenty of adhesive around the edges of the squares so they will stay flat.  You can also cut a grid from the watercolor paper and layer it over a single piece of green paper - this is easiest if you have a die cutting machine.

You can store the pieces in a little bag like this one that came from Creative Charms with some butterflies inside it.  These sorts of bags are easy to find in craft stores if you don't have one.  You could also use a candy tin or something else you have around the house - just get creative!

I hope you will start thinking of some more ways to use your papercrafting embellishments for other projects - I'd love to see what you come up with.


For those of you who use the Creative Memories Storybook program, there is a 30% off sale on holiday digital content.  This sale will end at 11:59 Central time on the 14th.  You can click HERE to go directly to the sale page on my Creative Memories personal website.

I hope you have a great day - I have plans to finish up a few projects around the house to get ready for company!

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  1. Hi there,

    Would you happen to know if you could also use plastic ornies for this project?


  2. Love the ornament idea ;- ) TFS! Forgot to mention in the earlier post, great photos and love your outside deck lights ;- )

  3. Wonderful creations. I love them both! CC is all out of the vintage metal frames. I'll have to watch for them for Valentines day. Thanks for the great idea.


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