Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Decorations using scrap supplies




I am sure that many of you have already discovered lots of uses for your scrap supplies other than the traditional layouts and cards. Because I wanted to take part in a project called World Wide Ornament Drop, I set out to find some different ways to use my supplies to make some ornaments that a "non-scrappy" person would actually hang on their tree.
I bought a package of six clear glass ornaments at Michaels. I gathered up some alcohol ink, some Heidi Swapp tape, some self adhesive bling, some flowers and some stickles. I also have a bottle of gold glass liner. I really intended to try my hand at heat embossing on the glass but could not find my versa-mark ink. Do you know where I put it? Anyway, I put a few together really quickly to show you some samples. I can think of lots of other pretty simple ideas, too. If you have a cricut, you could cut small shapes from vinyl and stick them on the glass. You could shred some paper and fill the ornament. You could pour some acrylic paint inside the ornament and swirl it around to make an abstract looking ornament. There are lots of possibilities. I'd love to see some of your ideas.
Let's get back to the World Wide Ornament Drop. This weekend, I made this ornament. I attached the tag that Creating Keepsakes provided and put it in a small gift bag. Today, as I drove toward my office, I looked for a bus stop that did not have anyone waiting and where I could pull over and park close by. The reason I needed to park close by is because it is FREEZING here today. LOL I left my little gift on the bench and drove away. It should be fun to see if the person who finds it actually goes to the web site.

3 comments:

Allie said...

Such a cool idea! I'd heard about the 'drop,' but didn't really know the details. Awesome!

Jen Martakis said...

Detta, your ornaments are beautiful! The drop is such a neat idea. How fun!

Jill said...

I hadn't heard of the drop, what a fun idea! Your ornaments are so pretty too!!