Monday, November 14, 2011

Paint Swatch Ornaments

So the secret is out. These cute and simple ornaments are made from paint swatches!

I love the weight and sturdiness that it gives and the added bonus is that it makes these pretty cheap to make. I was inspired by a magazine article that used scrapbook paper. You can use scrapbook paper if you want different patterns etc. But I like the simplicity and sturdiness of the paint swatch much better.

So let's get started... this is what you will need:

Use a 2" die cut circle punch to punch out 8 circles (4 of each color) from the swatches. Then fold them all in half with the wrong side out, just like this:

Now use your glue stick to glue the wrong sides together, alternating colors. make sure they are lined up correctly so the back of the swatch does not show at all. Then when you get to your last one, just glue it to the first one. You'll have a beautiful dome shape.

Take some pretty ribbon or string and thread it through. ** The ribbon is a little easier if you put it in the middle before you close the dome together. Tie a knot at the end and on the other side snip the length you want, fold it over and do a slip knot to create the loop you need to hang. You can stop there or go a little bit crazy and add a bow at the top or brush some white glue on the edges and sprinkle it with some glitter. Simple and beautiful. I can't wait to hang these on my tree this year!

So easy! Hope you enjoy making them with me!

Check out where I linked up on my where I like to party page!


Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Great idea! There are so many possibilities with this. Thanks for the idea!!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

haha-we do think ALIKE! I may have to make some ornaments like you:)

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to link these up at my first ever link party!

I am a new follower!

Marilyn said...

THESE are ADORABLE.. I love them, so creative and fun!! Loving your creative space here.. I'm Marilyn & Officially your newest follower via . I would LOVE if you could link this awesome feature to my special christmas soiree linky party happening now will Christmas please.. : )) TY in advance.. Wishing you an amazing start to your week.. : ))

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great idea! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

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