Scandinavian style decorating is such a popular theme this year that I couldn’t resist buying some “Making Materials” when I saw these on CLEAREANCE on Oriental Trading! I can’t say that the way I decorated my ornaments is in anyway at all authentic. I looked extensively on-line but did not find any pre-made ornaments or tutorials on this style of ornament. What gives there? So here is MY version of these ornaments! There are so many ways to go with these items that I haven’t even explored them all yet! So check back and see what photos I’ve added.
- Scandia Jul Holiday Diecuts
- Chip Art Christmas Assortment
- Scandia Jul Paper Pack
- Scandia Jul: Chip Ornament Deco Set
- Small Eye Hooks
- Large Jump Rings
- Red, White & Green Trim: Ribbon, Rick-Rack, Tri-color Yarn
- Large Diameter Hole Red & Green Wooden Beads
- Jingle Bells
- Ornament Hangers
- Foam Glue
- Plaid engine red (2702) shiny craft paint
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Wood Skewer
Chip Art Assortment:
- Trace the shape of the chipboard item on the paper. I like the lines of the paper skewed a little so they are not vertical or horizontal. Be sure that you turn the paper over for the “other side” of the ornament or your shape will not face the right way.
- Paint the edges of the ornament to coordinate with the paper. I choose red.
- Cut out the 2 sides of the ornament.
- If there is not a hole to thread and ornament hanger through screw an eye hook into the top of the ornament so it hangs evenly. Be sure this is a SMALL eyehook so it won’t split the ornament. Add a large jump ring.
- Glue (Mod Podge) the paper shape to one side of the ornament and allow it to dry.
- Repeat Mod Podge coat if needed.
- Repeat both steps for the other side.
- After both sides are dry cut tri-color trim (ribbon, rick-rack, yarn, etc.) and thread the trim through the jump ring.
- Thread a red or green bead on the trim. If you don’t have a red or green beads simply thread any wood bead on a chopstick and paint it. Allow to dry, repeat coat if needed.
- Settle the bead over the eyehook, flush with the ornament.
- Tie a knot right above the bead and slowly pull it tight. Insert an ornament hook before you tighten the knot completely.
- Another alternative is to simply thread tri-color yarn through the hanger hole then tie a loose bow. Tie jingle bells on the ends of the yarn.
“Wood-tone” Die Cuts:
- I tried the rub-on cross-stich stickers with the Ornament Decorating Set but just was not happy with how they showed up. They were really light on the “wood-tone” ornaments and you can’t see them very well. They would show up better on a white ornament and I plan to try this later.
- Punch shapes from the scrapbook paper and glue them on the ornaments. I use a wood skewer to apply dots of glue.
- Accent with the rhinestones from the Ornament Decorating Set.
- Thread tri-color trim through the hanger holes in the ornaments and then tie a knot. Insert an ornament hook before you tighten the knot completely.
- If desired, thread a red or green bead on the trim before knotting. Or tie bells on the loose ends of the trim.