04 December 2009

Cardboard Cut-Outs

How quickly another week has passed! The giant Christmas tree in New York City's Rockefeller Center has been lit and the holiday spirit is in the air. Decking our homes with the colors of the season need not be expensive. With simple materials and a little bit of elbow grease, we can make our very own ornaments!

Here's a cardboard box that's a blah...but observe how we can turn it into a Tada!

Take out your cookie cutters and trace the shape on the cardboard using a pencil.

You can opt to make freehand drawings if you have the skill.

Cut around the shape and punch a hole on top. You can begin decorating at this point...enlist the kids to help you! Let them color with markers, add stickers, buttons & sequins.

But hey, if you have the glue & glitter, now's the time to use them!

Apply the glue in sections & sprinkle on the glitter until you've covered the whole ornament. Finish with a bow that works as a hanging device, too.

And because I already had the cardboard & ribbon on hand, I only paid for the glitter (about $3.00 for a 2 oz. bottle, which looked untouched after the project). Woohoo! Don't you just love crafts like this?

Have a happy TADA! weekend!


  1. Oh Claire, its been a while i last visited here and my i have missed out so much.

    All your latest blah to tada projects for x'mas are so great. I enjoy it!

    Can't wait to see what else you're having up your sleeves for this x'mas! ;)


  2. Thanks for stopping by again Fiona! So glad you could visit ;) It's just the start of December -- more blah to TADA! projects are coming!

    Thanks Nuit! Have a fun, fun weekend!

  3. This is a great idea! I love it!
    I'm going to have to get a start over the week-end with my Christmas tree!
    Thanks for all the ideas!

  4. Oh Thank you Alice in Wonderland! Have a happy decorating weekend :)

  5. Gorgeous!! What a fab idea! Tres chic!

  6. really a beautiful idea! i'd have to do it in pencil. your ribbons are tied so perfectly! i love it!

  7. Merci TheDoodleGirl!

    Thanks a lot Susan -- yes, I recommend using a pencil. I used a Sharpie so the lines will show in the photo :) Enjoy!

  8. oooo i love these....and i happen to have a lot of glitter and some tree cookie cutters lying around! thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Thanks for your visit Katie! I'm happy you like it :)

  10. I love these. These are gorgeous too. Looks like those old fashioned ornaments that I've seen made by hand that some people charge alot of money for.


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