Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July with Unexpected Elegance

Welcome to Christmas in July! A fun Series to get us all inspired for my favorite holiday!
It is never too early to start planning for Christmas!  
Today we have Angela from Unexpected Elegance
Hi, there! I'm Angela from Unexpected Elegance. I am so happy to guest posting for Fawnda today!

I will sharing with you an ornament I made last year. I used sheet music but any type of paper would look great.

Let's get started!
Here's what you will need: sheet music (or any scrap paper), hot glue, some type of string, embellishment for center and cardstock.

I cut my sheet music into 2" strips and then roll TONS of little cones. I like mine to have points on the end, so I cut diagonally across the end, before I start rolling.

Using a regular glue stick, add glue on the end where you made the cut. Then roll the cone first, and cut it off, working your way down the strip.

Once you have all the cones made, cut a circle (I use a cutter, but you can use anything round as a template) out of card stock.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the cones to the cardstock circle. I found it easier if I equally spaced four cones around the circle, then filled in.

The center doesn't have to look perfect, because you will add some type of embellishment. I like to use glittered chipboard, but anything will work.

Finally, just add a loop to the back. I use hemp thread, I got in the jewelry making section of the craft store.

These are fun to make and can add a little drama to your tree.
I am gearing up for a whole new Christmas theme this year! I hope you will stop by and say "HI." :)
Here is just a few of some popular post you can find at my blog.

Click on the photos to go to link.

Road Kill Rescue Outdoor Table

Quatrefoil Memo Board

Pottery Barn Clock Face Knock-Off

I hope to see you soon!


1 comment :

Blissful & Domestic said...

That is it everyone I know is getting one of these. They are so simple and oh so cute!

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