Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Ornament Tutorial

As promised, here is part two of my Christmas Tutorial. As an added bonus, the entire project was made by my 12 year old niece Taylor. So for those of you out there with children, this is a great way for your children to help with the Christmas crafting. And with a little help from Mom, this project can be made by younger children also.

Gather all supplies.

Print and cut out template.

Trace birds onto back of patterned paper. Be sure that the birds are facing opposite directions as they will sandwiched together in a later step.

Carefully cut out the birds. Tip: If working with a younger child, this would be a step the parents would need to complete.

Apply adhesive to the backs of the birds.

Sandwich the two pieces together.

Apply ink to the edges of the bird.

Accordion fold a 6in doily.

Unfold doily and add desired ink color.

Cut a 1in horizontal line where you want to place the wings. Refold the doily and insert through cut until halfway through.

Unfold doily so it mimics wings.

Apply a thin line of quick drying glue to the innermost edge of the left side of the doily and adhere to the innermost edge of the right side.

Add a half pearl to each side of the bird for an eye and it's ready for gift giving or even adding to packages as decoration.

Crafting with the young ones in the family is a great way to get in that much needed quality time, plus it keeps little hands busy for hours.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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