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!
We hope to inspire you to create handmade holiday ornaments for your Holiday Tree or other holiday home decor.
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:
(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:
(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.
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.
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.
If you’d like to see how I decorated this ornament in detail you can watch my video below or on Youtube:
Thanks for watching! Like it? Please give it a thumbs up and share! Thanks!
Here’s another ornament I created:
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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!
LibbyDecember 5, 2014
Absolutely FABULOUS, Yana!! I love both of your ornaments, and you video is wonderful, as always. 🙂
Yana SmakulaDecember 5, 2014
thank you so very much, Libby! So glad you like them! I had a blast making these!
tsurutadesignsDecember 5, 2014
Such pretty ornaments! Love them!
Susan WDecember 5, 2014
So pretty!! Love all your ornaments! What a wonderful video, too! Thanks for the inspiration!
Heather DoranDecember 5, 2014
Gorgeous ornaments, Yana! Thanks for the great video too!
Cindy C.December 5, 2014
Thanks for sharing these fun and clever ornament creations!!
Jamie VanskiverDecember 5, 2014
Love your ornaments! I love love love that star stamp:) Thanks for the inspiration and I love your videos!!!!
Virginia LuDecember 5, 2014
Love the use of star shape!! BEAUTIFUL job, Yana!
Iris SosciaDecember 5, 2014
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Veronica GDecember 5, 2014
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!
widaDecember 5, 2014
Beautiful! You could have a whole series on ornaments! !
Donna WhittenDecember 5, 2014
Lovely ornaments! Thanks for the video, it’s so helpful.
InaDecember 5, 2014
very nice ornaments the stars are my favorite
LindaDecember 5, 2014
I love the ornaments! The video was excellent!
KristieDecember 5, 2014
Love these ornaments!!!
Debbie EslingerDecember 5, 2014
wonderful but simply ornament thanks
Patty EDecember 5, 2014
Amante del PapelDecember 5, 2014
Beautiful and so simply! thansk for the ideas!
toomanystampsDecember 6, 2014
Very festive and very creative. Love your project.
LeniDecember 6, 2014
Fun ornaments you created! Love the music star stamp, is on my wish list!!!
Linda W.December 6, 2014
Darling ornaments, Yana, and I loved your video! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Cindy C.December 6, 2014
All so fun!!
ArleneDecember 6, 2014
What fun ornaments! I haven’t played with styrofoam balls in ages. What fun!
sunshinehoneybeeDecember 6, 2014
Like the ornaments. Like the sparkle. Like the dimension of the 3D star.
Barb HousnerDecember 6, 2014
great idea – I love to make ornaments thanks for sharing
Helen GullettDecember 7, 2014
These ornaments are beautiful, Yana! Very creative using stamps and dies! Thanks for the inspirations
lisascreativenicheDecember 7, 2014
Ohh these are gorgeous! Love the star ornament!
swanlady21December 7, 2014
So pretty – love what you’ve done this year … the star, sentiment and ribbon!
Maria f.December 11, 2014
They look great.