Showing posts with label personalized ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personalized ornaments. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Personalized Paper Christmas Ball Ornaments for the Teachers | SVGCuts

I can't believe there are only a few more days of school left before the holidays begin!

Every year I like to treat the teachers with something homemade and unique. This year I decided to make them an ornament... Yes, I know not very original but when it's made and personalized by your own hands... it is! 

Super cute and simple, right? Something a teacher can treasure for many years and hopefully they will think about the child that gave it to them!

Personalized Paper Christmas Ball Ornaments for the Teachers | SVGCuts Files

For the ornaments I selected school themed papers from DCWV's Grade School Stack.  

Here are 3 of the ornaments I made. I actually made 5 in total but that was just much to squeeze into one photo, lol!

Personalized Paper Christmas Ball Ornaments for the Teachers | SVGCuts Files

Just in case you are  interested, here is the list of files you will need to recreate one of these gifts:

(names were done using the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette)
Box - Classic Gift Boxes SVG Kit (altered by adding and window to the front)
Poinsettias - 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit
All cut on the Silhouette Cameo using SSDE

I resized the box so that the ornament would fit perfectly inside it :)

TIP: Shred some green and red card stock for the bottom of the box... this will keep the ornament from rolling around and it will add a little extra to the presentation!

Personalized Paper Christmas Ball Ornaments for the Teachers | SVGCuts Files

The card stock I used for the boxes comes from Heidi Swapp's Believe Paper Pad. I really like her papers!

Personalized Paper Christmas Ball Ornaments for the Teachers | SVGCuts Files

I hope you were inspired to create some personalized ornamental gifts for the teachers, or anyone else that you may want to surprise. They actually come together fairly quickly if you still need to make some before Christmas!

Also if you are an SVGCuts fan, don't forget to check out their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway on Facebook! Still, SO many amazing prizes to be won!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft


Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft


A few weeks ago I saw the cutest ornaments on Pinterest! What caught my attention was the recipe. It wasn't a salt dough recipe like all the others I had seen. So I pinned it! I thought they would make great little gifts for the kids at school. Click here for the recipe and instructions!

Update: The link above no longer works sorry folks! I did find a similar recipe here so I will copy it out and include a link to it as well for the rest of the instructions! 

Recipe:
1 cup of corn starch 
2 cups baking soda 
1.25 cups cold water


Here are a few photos and tips on how I made mine...

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft

I found that the dough was very pliable, so when I first started cutting out my shapes they were getting stretched and started losing their shape when I transferred them to the baking sheet. So I decided to roll them out directly on to the Silpat, which also keeps them from sticking during the baking process. I then just removed the excess dough. This way the shapes were perfect, they didn't even crack! 

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft

To make the whole, I just used the end of a straw!

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft

To personalize each one of them I used a black ink pad and these great little alphabet stamps I found a Micheal's in their Dollar bins!

Homemade Personalized Clay Ornaments using Stamps | Christmas Craft

Aren't they so cute?... The cookie cutters I used were very small which makes them the perfect size for gift tags too! I had so much fun making these with my daughter, she wants to make more... maybe colored ones next time!

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