First, I made a cute little JOY ornament
I got the ornament at Michaels', along with some porcelaine markers, but you could just use regular paint pens. I've been looking for an excuse to buy the porcelaine, so there you go.
Now, to create your design:
Using your computer and any word processing software or desktop publishing, create your design. I simply printed "noel" in a variety of fonts and sizes, along with a holly clip art.
Take your printed paper, and rub pencil all over the back.
Flip it printed side up, center your design on your ornament, and trace the printing to transfer graphite to the surface of the ornament. You just made transfer paper.
Color in your design using markers.
If using the porcelaine, bake according to package directions.
Hang and enjoy!
A garland wrapped ball:
Take a styrafoam ball. I recommend lightly spray painting or craft painting it first.
starting at one end, hot glue mardi-gras beads on your ball.
And this pieceware ornament inspired by Martha Stewart.
Roll out polymer clay
After making all of these, I ended up taking one I purchased because I wasn't happy with how mine turned out. However, the ones I made are gracing my tree this year.
I love how these can be personalized to be unique for each year.
After Christmas, I'll be sharing some of the gifts I made. I am so anxious to share them with you!
Hope you are ready for the holiday!