Today’s Swell Noël Post features a fun technique for crafting beautiful Christmas ornaments from patterned paper and a showy rhinestone pendant. Catch up on all of the projects from the series by visiting the photo guide of all of the ideas shared by the talented Swell Noël contributors, and follow along as things happen on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram by using the hashtag #SwellNoel.
I surely can’t be the only one who loves to collect pretty patterned scrapbooking paper. I am always on the lookout for projects that allow me to use all of those lovely designs in fun, unexpected ways, and the sweet Christmas ornament idea I’m sharing today certainly fits that bill. Using just five simple tools and supplies, including a pretty pendant from the Styled by Tori Spelling line of jewelry, these come together so quickly and easily, and they would be the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, friends and anyone else on your list. Let me show you how it’s done!
For this project, you will need…
- 2 sheets of pretty double-sided patterned scrapbooking paper
- Paper trimmer
- Hot glue gun
- A necklace pendant (mine is from the Styled by Tori Spelling Glam line)
To begin, trim (14) 1-inch squares from one of your sheets of patterned paper using your paper trimmer. From the other sheet, trim (14) 1.25-inch squares.
To form each of the petals for your flower, you will first fold over one corner, as shown…
…and then fold over the opposite corner, so the two sides overlap at the center and your square is now a cone shape. At the point where the two sides overlap, secure them together with a small dab of hot glue. Repeat this process until all of your squares are folded.
Now, cut a 2-inch circle from one of your sheets of patterned paper, and mark the center with a pen.
Working in small sections, apply a line of hot glue to the outer edge of your circle piece, and start adhering your larger petal pieces to the circle base, making sure the points of each petal are precisely aligned with the mark you drew in the previous step. (This will ensure your flower is proportional.)
Keep working until all of your larger petals are adhered to the circle base. When you get to the end of this process, you might not have room for the 14th petal, depending on how close your other petals are together. That is absolutely fine.
Adhere your smaller petals in the same manner, directly on top of the bottom petal layer. Adhere these smaller petals so that they are staggered in between the larger ones below.
Finish the flower with a pretty rhinestone pendant. I like using pendants like these, because it makes it a snap to loop ribbon through to form the hanger for the ornament.
I love that these ornaments can be used to pretty up gift packages…
…and they are a great way to punch up your Christmas decor, too. I used this ornament to embellish the fun gold topiary Christmas trees that I shared recently.
On the lookout for more handmade ornament inspiration? Check out these projects from the PS archives:
Thank you so much for stopping in today, everyone!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Styled by Tori Spelling and Darice. Rest assured that I am committed to sharing only products that I feel my readers will benefit from and enjoy, and all opinions expressed in this post are, as always, entirely my own.