Olive Fleur card stock
White Glitter Swirl on White card stock
Mocha Trail Dew Drops
Chocolate Cherry Dew Drops
Holly Leaf punch
Cardinal with pinecones
As you can see, I started out with an empty tuna fish can.
I used some circular die cuts that happened to fit rather nicely inside the can, and adhered the Robin's Nest papers Olive Fleur card stock and White Glitter Swirl on White card stock to pieces of chipboard to help cover those ugly ridges in the bottom of the can.
After adhering the paper/chipboard pieces together, I then glued the entire circular piece to the inside bottom of the can.
I cut two strips of White Glitter Swirl on White card stock 12" long by 1-1/4" wide, and ran each through my paper corrugator. One strip was glued to the inside of the can. I love how it gave a bit of dimension, texture, and interest.
Before gluing the second corrugated strip to the outside of the can, I used a bit of gold gilder's paste to color the top and bottom edges of the can. This will make your life easier because you do not have to try to cover every square inch of the can. I think it
makes it quite beautiful, don't you?
|Gold gilder's paste applied to top and bottom edges|
Now, you can glue the second strip to the outside, and because the ornament will be seen from both sides, you want to make sure you finish the bottom of the can. This picture depicts the finished bottom and sides, again using that gorgeous White Glitter Swirl on White card stock.
|Bottom (or back) of ornament|
I added the Velvet Ribbon, layered with the Fall Ribbon, around the sides of the can. I punched a hole in the top of the can and thread a piece of wire through to hold a hanging ribbon. Then, I punched a few holly leaves from the Olive Fleur card stock, placing them around the wire with some Chocolate Cherry Dew Drops to hide the wire. After adhering a few Mocha Trail Dew Drops and snowflakes to the inside back, I glued some moss and the Cardinal to the inside bottom.
|Side of can|
And here is the ornament shown hanging from my little Christmas tree. How festive is that?
I hope you have enjoyed my project this week, and thanks so much for stopping by. I trust you have been inspired by the beautiful products from The Robin's Nest, and I encourage you to visit their online store to see all of their new products, as well as gain lots of creative inspiration right here on their blog. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my blog by clicking here.
I will be back again next year creating cards to share and inspire you. In the meantime, I want to wish each and every one a very merry Christmas and a wonderful, peaceful, and prosperous New Year.