Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Let It Snow Pocket Ornament

Wow, the days to Christmas are just FLYING by!!!  I still have too many things on my "to do" list...ugh.

Every year, I give my niece and nephews a handmade ornament as part of their Christmas present...(knowing that they won't truly appreciate it until they are older and have a tree of their own).  Today I'm sharing the pocket ornament I made for my youngest nephew.  His was easy since he's only four...the older boys' ornaments were more of a challenge, but that's for another day.

Some Quick Details:
  • If you're a regular reader, I'm sure you've already guessed that the base on this is an empty toilet paper tube. 
  • I used some fun-colored My Mind's Eye papers and elements to cover the raw t.p. tube.
  • It's whip-stitched along the bottom with red and white baker's twine and layered up with a felt snowflake, an adorable snowman image, buttons, etc.
  • Deciding on filler for the pocket was a bit tricky.  I finally settled on some glittered holly sprigs and a piece of  silver "scarfing"...mainly because these elements work well here and on the ornaments for the older boys.

Challenges:
Creative Belli Blog: Belli Challenge #159 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp:  Simon Says...Merry Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #93 - Christmas: Anything Goes
Flourishes: Timeless Tuesday #200 - Deck the Tree Trimmings
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Gift-spiration

Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye ‘Winter Wonderland’ 6x6
Embellishments: Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps; Hobby Lobby felt snowflake; buttons; Darice baker’s twine ‘Red / White’; Bazzill Half the Edge ‘White’; ribbon; wire
Tools:  3M spray adhesive; hot glue; wire cutters; hole punch; glue dots
Misc: Empty toilet paper tube

7 comments:

  1. Vicky...your pocket Christmas ornament is so cute! I love that snowman! He's so retro! Takes me back to my childhood Christmases! The polka dot paper in the background is so cute! I also love the die cut snowflake behind your snowman! Cute idea and design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  2. What a great idea. Thanks so much for joining us at Celebrate The Occasion!

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  3. Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  4. Love these colors. Great gift bag. Thanks for playing along with the Merry Christmas challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  5. so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

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