Anyway, we're doing an ornament exchange at work, and so I tried my hand at rolled paper ornaments--and they turned out BETTER than I thought they would!!! :) So glad to have found the idea--and make it my own. ;D I made sure that I made each one as unique as the person receiving it--that's how I ROLL. ;D
By the way, I am trying to gain 100 followers by January 1, 2012. If I do, I'm having a blog candy giveaway!!! If you like what you see, won't you please follow me?! :) I really want to give away some goodies!!!
Back to the ornaments. I made four. I will show you ALL of them. Therefore, this is a picture heavy post... ;D But first, I want to tell you how to make them. It's easy. Just cut 5" x 0.5" strips of patterned or specialty paper, roll them tightly around a stylus, and put the paper into a clear glass bulb. Embellish as desired--so easy to personalize! :)
Now the pics...and I apologize. I couldn't figure out a really good way to photograph these...and I didn't want to take the pics on the tree...because I'm weird like that...
Ornament 1 (Rose Red) & detail~
Ornament 2 (Glorious Green) & detail~
Ornament 3 (Blustery Blue) & detail~
Ornament 4 (Softly Snowy) & detail (I used pearly white paper as the rolls, not just the tag, you can't really tell...)~
I used my mini jingle bells from my Stampin' Up! party as an accent--and I love them! Here's a TIP for you--when trying to thread the bells onto the baker's twine (which I used as the hanging medium for these), use a needle threader! It is soooo easy if you do! Hope this helps you if you choose to make these, too! :)
I'm so pleased with how these turned out that I am linking them to the following challenges~
Top Tip Tuesday
Crafting For All Seasons
For Fun Challenges
Paper Play Challenges
Paper Crafting Journeys