Thursday, December 15, 2011

My New FAVORITE Christmas Exchange!!!

Well, I am really happy with how this project turned out! I got the idea from Stephanie Lynn's blog--she's doing a bunch of ornament tutorials with guest bloggers and you HAVE to check her and her guests out! They're ALL amazing!

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~
Sunday Stamper
Top Tip Tuesday
Tuesday Throwdown
ABC Christmas
Creative Belli
Crafting For All Seasons
For Fun Challenges
Charisma Cardz
Paper Play Challenges
Paper Crafting Journeys


Hels Sheridan said...

FAB baubles... what a brilliant idea and so unique too! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Helen Dooley said...

These are AWESOME!!! I love when someone plays along with things other then cards!!! Thanks for playing along with us on For Fun!! Merry Christmas!

Benzi said...

What a wonderful project...each one is very special with all the different colors and patterns of paper.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown.

Mona Pendleton said...

WOW! What a fab collection of ornaments! Happy Holidays!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower. Wonderful creativity on clear glass bulbs. Like all the colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting on my Reindeer & Snowman Tags.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa Elton said...

Oh these are fun! What a great and easy idea. This would be a super way to use up scraps too, thanks for the inspiration!

Marlena M. said...

DARLING!!! I love these. ;)

Elaine said...

Thanks for your comment. Loving your baubles - so pretty and they make lovely presents!!

Spyder said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. Your tags are lovely, definitely going to check out your link too!

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Mynnette! I love your festive ornaments, very pretty!
Alison x

Robin Parker said...

Wow, that is awesome looking. Great idea and thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge.

Scrappy Scatty said...

What lovely makes
Thank you for joining us this week at
Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Mynn xx said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! these are AWESOME!! I am definatly doing some of those if not this year definatly next! LOVE them and fabby tip too! Ohhh I really do love these! my boss showed me some plain clear baubles she had and I said I would try and think of something to do with them! THANK YOU!! i will be doing this idea! Thanks for coming to join us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Anonymous said...

ps added as a follower too! hope that helps xx

judit said...

Hi Mynnette,

These baubles are just fantastic! Such a simple idea but such a great effect! Well done.


Bettina L. said...

This is just fabolous. I love the baubles and how you've managed to decorate them. Looks beautiful with the bling and charm and of course that beautiful stamped tags. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Awsome tip as well;) Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Mynn xx said...

Thanks, ladies! :)

Heidi said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Cards By MI said...

They are totally stunning! Looks fabby! Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
Love n hugs

Shell said...

Oh wow these are just stunning, I love them, Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
Shell xx

Mary Marsh said...

love all these pretty ornaments-thanks for playing along with the Creative Belli Christmas Challenge

Anonymous said...

PPS! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge too! xx

Mynn xx said...

Thanks, ladies! :)

Kathy D. said...

super cute and I'm sure much cheaper than what they sell for in the store! I like the green's my favorite color.

Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you this week as we have a new challenge posted.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - thank you so much for joining us on Paperplay for this Challenge. Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope to see you again in 2012.