Mini Collage Upcycled Lid Ornament

I’m guest posting today over at Craft Snob as part of the handmade Ornament Paraded. There’s been tons of fun ornament tutes and even more to come. Check out how I remade old canning lids to make cute collage ornaments here.

For those of you visiting from Craft Snob. Welcome it’s great to have you. I hope you take a peek around. Here are a few of my personal favorite posts if you need somewhere to start.

Tutorial reposted below.

What you need

  • Mason Jar Lids (reuse them or buy a pack for a little over a dollar for 12)
  • Mod Podge
  • Pictures (either print them small or use wallet sized prints)
  • Other embellishments (sparkles, jewels, feathers, words, etc)
  • Ribbon
  • A small scrap of felt or other fabric
  • Background fabric or felt
  • Top glaze (I used Aleen’s Paper Glaze for one and Mod Podge’s Dimensional Magic for the other
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Foam brush

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 What to Do

  1. Cut out picture and background paper or fabric. (I wish that I would have cut the background circles a little bigger than the lid so it would wrap fully around the edge)
  2. Apply a layer of Mod Podge and put the background paper/felt down and do the same to the back of the lid.
  3. Arrange your picture and words and apply those using Mod Podge (one I used plain and one I used the sparkle kind). Do that by first putting a thin layer over your background and placing your pieces and then applying another layer of Mod Podge.
  4. If you want to add any sparkles or other embellishments you can do that now. If you want more of a glazed look like I wanted you can use paper glaze or dimensional magic. Just read the packaging for details on how to apply it. It’s best to work from the outside in. If you are using 3D embellishments (like the snow flake) you can just throw them on after you put the glaze on. You can add more glitter also if you want. I used a pin to move air bubbles out of the way and move glitter when it was too concentrated over faces. Let it sit overnight.
  5. If you cut your background pieces big your edges probably look nice and covered but I didn’t think that far ahead so I wanted to add something. On one I just used a thin ribbon and on the other I used chunky glitter. I applied it using tacky glue.
  6. Next make a ribbon hanger. I just made a loop and tied a bow at the ends of a strip of ribbon. Next hot glue it to the back of your ornament by sandwiching it in between the back of the ornament and a piece of felt.

Super easy and fun. I love them because not only do I get to repurpose something but it’s like a little memory. With the stripe one I’m taken back to the matador and bull costumes I made for my nieces and hubby last year and with the other one I’m reminded of the good times we had at my oldest niece’s 4th butterfly birthday party this year. I hope you have fun making them and I’d love to hear from you and see picture of yours too.

20 Minute Ruffled Stocking Tutorial

20 Minute Ruffled Stocking Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings #christmas #diy #craft #stocking

On Sunday my sister told me the Naughties still didn’t have stockings in a suggestive manner. This was similar to the time that she told me that the girls had a princess party to go to. I thought about just handing her the stockings I made in college that I usually hang from our stairwell as decorations. I thought about carefully cutting out felt or layers of fabric and making new stockings for the girls. I thought about all the other things I have to do. But then today while in the 35 minute cut table line at Joann I saw these felt stockings 2.99$ 70% off. So I bought them and dolled them up. If I new where half of my craft stuff was (moving) I would have added some bells but this is what they got. Here’s a cute 20 minute ruffled stocking tutorial.

Step by step instructions for an easy ruffled Christmas stocking - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you want to make your own here’s some easy peasy steps.
1. Start with a basic stocking (really it’s quite easy to make if you need to)
2. Cut some strips to ruffles. Mine are finished because they were for my ruffle diaper covers but really for stockings they don’t need to be finished.
3. Gather one of the long edges of each ruffle, I did mine on my serger just cause that’s what I’m used to but a simple basting stitch pulled would work fine
4. Pin on the ruffles, it’s easiest to work from the bottom up
5-6. Sew them on, now I work from the top down.
7. Add ribbons, I fray checked the edges but hey it’s just a stocking you don’t have to, it’s just habit for me
8-9. Hang and enjoy.

I think all I have left is wrapping and day of cooking, oh I just remembered my wontons. Okay that’s not too bad of a list. Hope you’re all having a good week.

Super cute and easy ruffle stocking tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings #christmas #diy #sewing

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