You can decorate your tree on a budget this year by making your own scrapbook paper Christmas ornament. The steps are really easy to follow and only require a few items you probably have in your stash!
Can you believe it’s already December? Before we know it Christmas will have come and gone and we will be staring 2018 in the face! But first, we have to celebrate! I decided to participate in the annual 12 Days of Christmas blog hop again this year and this time is a little different! Instead of sharing a roundup of 12 projects each day, I’ll be sharing a fun and simple tutorial to get you in the Christmas spirit. Plus, there will be over 40 other tutorials for you to check out at the end of each post! That’s a whole lot of Christmas inspiration!!
To kick off the first day of the blog hop and to celebrate December, I’m sharing (along with the other hosts) a tutorial for these easy scrapbook paper Christmas ornaments! The tutorial is below, and be sure to check out the rest of these adorable handmade ornaments!
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
Meet Your Hosts
They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Shirley~Intelligent Domestications | Alli~An Alli Event | Michelle~Our Crafty Mom
Marie~DIY Adulation | Erlene~My Pinterventures | Beverly~Across The Blvd.
Debra~Shoppe No. 5 | Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled | Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister
Michelle~Michelle James Designs | Amanda~Domestically Creative | Megan~C’mon Get Crafty
Jeanie~Create & Babble | Sherry~Olives & Okra | Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts
Emily~Domestic Deadline | Bonbon~Farmhouse 40 | Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna
Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts | Kelly~North Country Nest | Marie~The Inspiration Vault
Gail~Purple Hues and Me | Lynne~My Family Thyme | Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Trisha~Blowing Away Out West | Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess | Terri~Christmas Tree Lane
Sam~Raggedy Bits | Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity | Valerie~Val Event Gal |
Yami~The Latina Next Door | Jeannee~Centsably Creative | Tania~Little Vintage Cottage
Lauren~Wonderfully Made | Vanessa~DIY 180 | Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought
Kim~Everyday Parties | Dru~Polka Dot Poplars
Scrapbook Paper Christmas Ornament
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Wooden ornaments (mine are from Michael’s)
- Americana Decor Chalky Paint
- Americana Decor Antiquing Wax
- Old cloth
- 220 grit sand paper
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
- Acrylic Sealer
The first step is to paint each wooden ornament in Americana Decor Chalky Paint. I used the color Everlasting, but you could use any color that strikes your fancy. After the paint was dry, I gently sanded it to get a nice smooth surface.
Next, I sealed the chalky paint using the Americana Decor Antiquing Wax to give the ornament a nice distressed look. When applying wax to chalky paint, I find that applying a layer with a sponge brush, and then buffing the excess off with an old rag works best.
The next step is to cut out the shape of each ornament on your scrapbook paper of choice. The easiest way to do this is to trace the outline of each ornament onto the back of the scrapbook paper.
After each outline was traced, I cut out the shape with my scissors. I made sure to cut slightly to the inside of each outline so that the edges of the painted ornament would show. This is optional.
The next step is to apply the scrapbook paper to your ornaments! To do this, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the scrapbook paper cut out, and a thin layer onto the ornament itself. Carefully place the scrapbook paper right side facing up onto the wooden ornament. Use an old credit card to gently smooth out any bubbles.
Once the scrapbook paper has dried onto the ornament, apply a layer of Mod Podge on top to make sure it is sealed in place.
The last thing I do to give the scrapbook paper Christmas ornament a final layer of protection is to spray on an acrylic sealer. I actually love the Mod Podge brand because there isn’t a strong odor and it dries relatively fast! This step is optional, but I find that leaving the layer of just Mod Podge on top leaves the ornaments sticky feeling. Using an acrylic sealer takes care of that!
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Don’t have time to make your own scrapbook paper Christmas ornaments? I’ve got you covered! You can purchase these same ornaments, along with a few others, in my Etsy shop! Use code 12DaysofChristmas for an extra 10% off!
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!