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Monday, December 2, 2013

My Third Annual 12 Days of Christmas Celebration Begins!

Welcome to all of my new and old followers! 
I'm glad you have stopped by for my

Third Annual 12 Days of Christmas Celebration!

For the next 12 days, I will be featuring tutorials and recipes for you!  I hope these projects and goodies help to make your Christmas season

Merry & Bright!

Today is 

Day 1

and I'm offering a tutorial on this lovely

Vintage Look Mixed Media Ornament

so without further ado....let's get the fun started!

Here's the supplies you will need

*Wooden ovals from your craft store
*vintage music graphic (provided below)
*vintage bird graphic (provided below)
*silver chenille stems 
*silver lace trim
*narrow silver ribbon
*Modge Podge
*sponge brush and small paint brush
*Silver acrylic paint
*hot glue gun
*vintage look scrapbook paper in Christmas design
*double sided foam dots from the scrap booking section of your craft store
*small decorative embellishments of your choice from the scrap booking section
*Computer, paper and cardstock

The first step is to paint your wood ovals silver.  Paint the front and sides...no need to do the back.  You may need two coats. Let dry completely before proceeding.  
While you are waiting for the paint to dry, print the vintage music sheet graphic below onto regular printer paper.  Before printing the bird graphic, measure the size of your oval and adjust the size of the bird graphic to fit inside your oval. Print the bird graphic onto card stock.  Set these aside.

Once the paint has completely dried, place your wooden oval onto the printed music sheet...selecting which part of the music you wish to display.  Trace around the oval onto the music sheet and cut out the oval of the music sheet.  Next, you will need to trim an extra 1/4 to 1/2 inch off of the music sheet oval you just cut.  This is to allow the silver paint to show through on the sides of the ornament.

Place the cut out paper music sheet oval onto the painted wooden oval and check your size...trim additional off if needed.

Coat the wooden oval with your Modge Podge using your sponge brush, and carefully place the cut paper music oval onto the center of the painted wooden oval, smoothing out creases.  Be as careful as possible when placing the paper onto the wood, so that you don't rip or tear it...you may even wish to put a coat of Modge Podge on the back of the paper too before placing on the wooden oval...sometimes that allows you to move it around a little if need be.

Once your paper is glued to the wooden oval, go over the paper and entire front of the oval with a thin coat of your Modge Podge and set aside to dry.

Collect all of your trim items and plug in your glue gun...put a small tip onto your glue gun if you have one, as you want to have a precise line of glue so none shows through.

Bend your silver chenille stem to go around the outside of the paper music cut-out.  Trim to size.  Starting at the top of the paper, and working in small lengths at a time, run a thin bead of hot glue along the edge of the paper oval and press your silver chenille stem onto it...continue like this all the way around,
starting and ending at the top.
Allow glue to cool. Cut a length of your silver lace trim to fit the BACK of the wooden oval and glue in place with a thin line of glue.  Please refer to the finished ornament for placement...I forgot to take a picture of this step.
Set the ornament aside right now.

Now, take your bird image which you have printed out on card stock and cut it out carefully...you want just the bird image with as little background as possible showing. 

Take a small double-sided foam dot and place one side onto the back of the bird cut-out.  Peel off the remaining side and carefully stick the bird to the middle of your ornament, centering over the music sheet oval as much as possible.

Embellish the top of the ornament with your scrap book decorations and thin ribbon.  Be sure to cover where the two ends of the silver chenille stem meet at the top.  See finished picture for placement and ideas for finishing.

Loop a piece of your silver chenille stem and twist at one end.  Turn ornament over and glue this loop to the top back for a hanging loop.

Trace and cut a piece of your decorative scrap book paper to cover the back of the oval wooden circle and glue onto the back of the ornament to cover the back.

Now you are finished!
Hang and Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will return again tomorrow for more fun!
Feel free to share this post with your friends!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Love those Wendy, so beautiful, Thanks, Francine.

  2. I love printed sheet music and this looks like a fun craft! I'm loving your ideas for crafts and recipes for this month. Thanks for doing this for us! Hugs!

  3. Thanks for tis great tutorial. Love these

  4. These are beautiful!!! I'm so lucky to have one you made. :0)

  5. Awesome Wendy! Thanks for the great tutorial.Christmas Blessings,Jen

  6. Your ornaments are beautiful, I love your tutorial, thank you for sharing. hugs, Lecia

  7. Wonderful tutorial Wendy. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you do for the next one. Hugs!

  8. I love your 12 day of Christmas Wendy! Thanks!
    Be blessed,

  9. Very pretty friend.
    Great job.
    So fun too.
    Woolie hugs

  10. Ooohh, I love it! I definitely want to try this. I wonder how it would look if I did some with coloring in the bird black, like a silhouette? Thank you so much for the tutorial!!! And the graphics!

  11. So pretty Wendy, thanks so much for this great tutorial! Deb


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