Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Star Ornament Tutorial

Looking for some handmade ornament ideas and another excuse to use your Imaginisce iTop and Polar Expressions collection? Check out this idea for creating a unique gift for friends and family. Please email me if you would like the PDF version of this tutorial. Also, please go to the Imaginisce blog and leave a comment on this project to be entered into a drawing to win this collection.

To create this ornament:

Imaginisce Materials:
  • Polar Expressions Frosted Forest Paper – 2 sheets
  • Polar Expressions rub ons
  • Poinsettias – 2 flowers
  • Large Paper Punch
  • Large Brad Daddies - 1
  • iTop tool
  • Large Die Carriage

Other Materials:
  • Martha Stewart Branch Punch
  • Ink Pad
Step 1 – Create a template for the star arms using cardboard.

Step 2 - Trace the template around the white trees with red ornaments on the patterned paper.

Step 3 – Cut out 10 of the star arms.

Step 4 – Ink the edges of the star arms for more definition.

Step 5 – Punch small holes in the star arms for the brad.

Step 6 – Punch a flower out with the large punch and apply a red bird rub on to the center of the punched out brad flower.

Step 7 – Use the iTop tool to press together the brad and backing.

Step 8 – Use bird brad to hold together two poinsettia flowers and all of the star arms.

Step 9 – Add green punched branches for interest.

Step 10 – Tie on red string with a bead and a tag.


Erin Bassett said...

That's so pretty! I love the repetition!!

Diana said...

Very pretty and fast. thanks for this idea.

Marielle said...

simply gorgeous!!!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! What a great idea!