Deck the Halls Blog Hop. Video!

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Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the Deck the Halls Blog Hop from Hero Arts!

Deck the Halls Blog Hop. Video! Prizes!

We hope to inspire you to create handmade holiday ornaments for your Holiday Tree or other holiday home decor.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

Every year whenever I start decorating our Christmas tree I like to give my holiday ornaments a little makeover. Last year I dressed my ornaments up with black chalkboard tags and a fun red bow:

Ялинкові кульки із бантиками та крейдовими тегами

(you can see that post here, but its only in Ukrainian)

A year before that I wrapped a few ornaments in felt and dressed them up with few tags and flowers:

Easy matching Christmas Ornaments with Felt

(you can see that post here, it is available in English)

And this year I decided to give my ornaments a new look by doing a bit of die cutting and stamping.

I die cut a Happy Holidays sentiment out of red layering papers from Hero Arts and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a nice glossy finish. I also stamped, heat embossed and die cut two medium and small size stars and added a bit of festive ribbon to my styrofoam ornament.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

I used a hole punch and simply punched a hole in my starts and added them to my ornament string. This way I didn’t have to glue anything down. I also added a bit of festive ribbon from May Arts and secured it in place with a metal pin.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

I did have a little trouble when attaching the sentiment. Finally I was able to glue it down to my ornament using the 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon Adhesives.

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

If you’d like to see how I decorated this ornament in detail you can watch my video below or on Youtube:

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Here’s another ornament I created:

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

Yana Smakula | Hero Arts DIY Holiday Ornaments Blog Hop. Dress up your ornaments using stamps and dies #christmas #ornaments #stamping

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Hero Arts is having a sale this weekend (5-7th December) – be sure to stop by and stock up on your favorite stamps and inks!

Challenge and prize!

Hero Arts is also hosting a challenge inviting YOU to deck your halls. You will have until Friday Dec 12 at 6pm EST, and Hero Arts will announce the random winner on Saturday Dec 13. Winner will receive a “DIY prize pack” that includes two packages of message blocks, two ink daubers, a stencil, and alphabet stamp set!

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27 Comments

    1. Absolutely FABULOUS, Yana!! I love both of your ornaments, and you video is wonderful, as always. 🙂

    1. Love your ornaments! I love love love that star stamp:) Thanks for the inspiration and I love your videos!!!!

    1. Every year my family and I buy a new ornament the day we get our Christmas tree. This year I wanted the family to make our own ornament, seeing your creations I know it is possable to achive. Thank you for such beautiful ideas!

    1. Like the ornaments. Like the sparkle. Like the dimension of the 3D star.
      Melissa
      “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. So pretty – love what you’ve done this year … the star, sentiment and ribbon!

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