Clean + Simple: Paper Scrap Ornament
As an avid paper-crafter and Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I create a lot of cards and paper-craft projects, which means I am left with a ton of scraps, especially this time of year! You too, may be feeling that pain and wondering what to do with all of your scraps of beautiful DSP...
The theme for the NC Demonstrator Blog Hop this month is SCRAPS!! I have a fun, simple, paper scrap ornament idea that I came across many years ago from Christine Crutcher. It's such a fun idea it's well worth re-visiting, so I'm passing it along to share with you today; a great idea for using up some of those paper scraps!
You can watch the "how-to" video HERE, or keep reading for a closer look at my project...
These cute, festive paper scrap ornaments are easy to create with a few simple supplies.
SUPPLIES | I used some clear plastic disc ornaments from my local craft store. Mine measure 67mm across, or almost 3" and they came in a pack of 8 from Michael's Craft Store. I used the following Stampin' Up! products to complete the ornaments:
Paper scraps from the Sweetest Christmas 12x12 DSP pack
Real Red ink pad and scraps of Basic White + Garden Green card stock
CREATE | I remove the metal hanger piece from the ornament. I cut my paper scraps into strips that measure 1/2" wide (by however long they already are). I wrap these 1/2" wide strips around a pencil and drop the resulting rolls into the body of the ornament. They unroll some, but that's good, you want them to fill up the body of the ornament. For this size ornament, I've found that 10-12 strips is enough. Put the metal hanger piece back on the ornament top and you're ready to finish decorating.
DECORATE | These ornaments can be decorated in a variety of ways. You can add a big ribbon bow to the hanger and a metal holiday charm or a jingle bell, you could add a stamped or die cut image to the front of the glass/plastic disc like a snowflake or Christmas tree image, but my favorite way to decorate is to add a stamped sentiment tag with a piece of baker's twine. This simple approach adds a lovely message to the recipient without detracting from the pretty Designer Series Paper inside.
These make great decorations for your own tree, or gifts for friends and family. They are fun to sell at craft fairs or tie to gift bags as an extra gift!
I hope you've enjoyed this project idea for using up some of your paper scraps this holiday season, in a fun and clever way! Complete the entire blog hop and you'll be left with many creative ways to use up scraps.
Your next stop on the NC Demonstrator BLOG HOP is:
The rest of the November Blog Hop participants are listed here with links in case you missed any:
Kristine Vicente <--- YOU ARE HERE
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