Saturday, December 18

D.I. Y. Handmade Holiday Projects

Almost two weeks ago, I shared these handmade Christmas ornaments on the For the Luv of Art Blog. I made paper Butterfly Ornaments, a Paper Flower that turned out to be the Tree Topper (I'm giving it away as a Christmas gift), and a Butterfly Garland. Don't they look fabulous on my feather tree?






Instructions:
For the paper flower, I cut 2" strips, and glued the ends together to form petals. Then I glued the petals together. Next, I cut two strips of patterned paper, used a punch on along one edge. Then folded the strips accordian-style. I glued them together to form a circle. I punch two more circles, and attached them over the tinsel-trim. To make smaller flowers, cut 1" strips instead.

The butterfly ornaments were traced from butterfly patterns. Some of them I edged in glitter. Some of them I attached two shapes in the center with pop-dots for a 3-D effect. You can get the butterfly patterns here.



Products Used To Create My Ornaments:

 
My Mind's Eye "Sisters" So Sophie Graceful 12x12 Circular Bliss
 
My Mind's Eye "Open Your Heart" 12X12 So Sophie Graceful Berry Stem Pattern Paper






My Mind's Eye "Open Your Heart" So Sophie Graceful Sticker Accessories Card






Today on the FTLOA Blog, I share ideas for Handmade Holiday Wrapping Paper and Gift Bags.


I hope you are inspired!!!! xoxo





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3 comments:

Nail Salons Utah said...

Great job on the tree! That is amazing.

~Garret
Shellac Nails
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Julie Ann Shahin said...

Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun.

kim c said...

Really sweet tree. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

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