Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Ornament

Today marks a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas. The challenge is:

Create any holiday celebration idea...wall hangings, centerpieces, ornaments, layouts, gift boxes/bags, etc. Don't forget to include a die cut.

Challenge will last for two weeks.

I am sharing a tutorial for these adorable rosette ornaments. LOVE them! :)

I started out with two strips of double sided paper. Cut them to 1 1/2" x 12" and score every 1/4" and accordian (or fan) fold the strips. 

This is the strip joined together at the two ends. I used score tape to hold it together. 

Next I used hot glue to attach these 1" circles (two to each rosette) to sandwich it in place.

Attach a length of ribbon between the two rosettes.

These are Santas from Doodlecharms. He's cut at 1 1/2". I added two black flat back pearls for the eyes, and a red rhinestone for the nose. I couldn't resist adding Stickles to the hat brim and pom-pom.

If you'd like your ornament to double as a gift tag, throw on a little scalloped circle (2") and a circle (1 1/2") to add your "to:" and "from:".

Here is another one I made (using different papers). Don't they look so cute on gifts too?? This gift is for my little nieces and nephews. I put together gingerbread house kits together. I hope they are enjoyed. 

Thanks for visiting, please take a look at the challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas. We'd love to see what you come up with! :)


jessica said...

These are adorable!TFS
Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Jennifer said...


Those are too cute!!! :) I love them as gift tags and then the recipient can decorate their tree with them!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy Holidays,

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Pat N. said...

Just adorable Cheryl! I love that Santa Face from Doodlecharms. Great job!--Pat N.

Georgiana said...

I love your rosettes. I am getting that cartridge for Christmas, so I am looking forward to learning how to make some soon.

Merry Christmas,
Carson's Creations