DIY Christmas Ornaments
Jennifer Snyder here with a jump on Christmas.
I made some tree ornaments by combining Creative Embellishments chipboard frames with Christmas papers from Maja Design.Creative Embellishments recently released some beautiful new chipboard frames. The Small Intricate Frames looked like they were perfectly sized for ornaments so my imagination went to work creating two different looks.If you scroll down, I will show you how I made the ornaments.

The chipboard on this first ornament has been transformed into faux gold filigree.
These chipboard pieces have been embossed using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel to create the rich filigree look.   The embossing also provides a little more structural strength to the chipboard.

The papers used on this first ornament are from Maja Design’s I Wish collection:
I Wish Ephemera
I wish for a Holly Jolly Christmas


These are the Creative Embellishments  chipboard pieces used to make the ornaments.

Creative Embellishments – Small Intricate Frames

Creative Embellishments – Snowflakes

This short video shows how the ornament looks from all sides.  
Photos simply cannot capture the dimension and angles of the project.  

Instructions for DIY Ornaments
So how did I make these? 

You’ll need two packages of  Creative Embellishments – Small Intricate Frames.  The great thing about that is you can now make two ornaments like I did or save the unused frames for other projects.

Step 1.  Emboss or paint both sides of the chipboard.  You’ll need one oval and two matching square frames/diamond frames.

Step 2.  Using the square frames as your sizing guide, cut paper to fit behind the squares and then cut two more pieces a little larger to use as side panels.

Step 3.  Glue paper to each of the square chipboard frames.  Then fold the chipboard to form a 45degree angle.

Step 4.  Glue the square chipboard frames to the oval.  You will only be gluing the top and bottom of the square to the oval.  At this point, the squares are not really secure enough and need more support.

Step 5.  Glue the paper squares to the sides of the ornament.  This now

This is the second ornament I created. 
I topped this ornament with a chipboard snowflake as the finishing touch.  This is also from Creative Embellishments – Snowflakes
The chipboard pieces have been embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel for a frosty feel as well as to reinforce them.  

This short video shows how the ornament looks from all sides.  
Photos simply cannot capture the dimension and angles of the project.  


The papers I used on this second ornament are from Maja Design – Joyous Winter Days collection.
Below is a close up of the transformed chipboard.

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Where to shop? 

Shop for chipboard, wood and flair buttons from Creative Embellishments here.