Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ornaments swap for Valerie on MAS

This is a set of ornaments I made for an Ornament Swap on Mini Album Scraps Ning site.  I bought clear glass ornaments and red, green and white ribbon at Walmart (I found them cheaper at other stores later). 

I removed the lid and cut strips of paper 3/4 inch x 6 inch. I used my pokey tool (I know not the real name but thats what I have always called it lol) to roll the paper tight. I found that it is easier to have something ready to lay on top of these as you roll them. It makes it easier to get the look you want if they are all still tightly rolled when you add them to the ornament ball. Otherwise you get different sizes when they unroll. Works both ways, I just liked it packed more.

Once I had several strips rolled (I think I used 10-12 rolls per ball) I placed them inside the ball quickly so that they didnt unroll too quickly. Once I had it as full as I liked I shook it gently to get them to unroll a little.

I used Glossy Accents to glue the top back on. Tip.. dont do this with too much or it will run inside your ornament! lol. Tie ribbon through the ring on the top then curl with scissors.

Your done! These are very fun and easy to make. Great for a family project.

Hope you enjoy them!