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Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 3: Piecing things Together

Melissa Bastow

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Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 3: Piecing things Together

Pretty much no tutorial of mine is complete without somehow making a huge mess.  And while I could tell you about my experiences making ornaments with glitter swirls and even glitter-y dots, I don't think it's necessary to bore you with tales of finding glitter up my nose and in the cracks of the sofa for a solid 3 weeks.  Instead, let's talk about glue guns and mod podge. Part 3: Getting Ornaments Together, Piece by Piece This is yet another idea I mooched from pinterest, but there are few things that random pictures can't tell you.  Such as: these...


Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 2: Fun with Paint

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, tutorials

Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 2: Fun with Paint

The cool thing about borrowing ornament ideas from pinterest is that you don't have to actually come up with any ideas on your own.  (And this is where you think, "duh?")  So basically today's tutorials are my versions of some ideas that I totally mooched from someone else. Part 2: Slap Some Paint on that Ornament No tree would be complete without a mustache*, right?  I'm not sure how other people have made their 'stache ornaments, but this is how I made mine: First, I drew half of a mustache on a piece of paper and cut it out.  Then...


Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 1: Monograms

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, tutorials

Christmas Ornament Tutorial part 1: Monograms

With all the awesome ornament ideas floating around on pinterest lately, I couldn't deny the urge to pull out my paint.  And glitter.  And ribbon.  And glue gun.  And mod podge.  So I'll be doing a 3 part tutorial on some of my favorites. Part 1: Monogrammed Ornaments This ornament is for my niece, who owns all things black/white/pink. To make it, I started by painting a white circle on a silver ornament.  It works best if you start with a small circle and then just add to the edges to make it bigger and bigger until it's the size...


Free Christmas Printable: Let's Be Naughty

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, printables

Free Christmas Printable: Let's Be Naughty

Basically, you must print this out and put in a frame to display ALL SEASON.  And then display it again next year. And the next year.  The end. To Print: Download the  file using the pink “Click Here To Download” button or by clicking here. Your computer will automatically download a jpg file The file is now on your computer ready to print!