Monday, December 7, 2009

Handmade Shaker Ornament

My plan is to show the ornaments Lillian has been making every 5 days. However, this one was so much fun I took pictures to show a tutorial.

Think Snow Shaker Box.

We started with the plastic case that was left after opening some brads. I used the chipboard piece to measure for the cardstock she will need.

After I cut the cardstock. Lillian stamped a snowman border and Think Snow saying with black ink.

Then she colored in the image with her favorite colors.
When she was finished with that step, she set it aside for later. I showed her how to apply the alcohol inks without using a handle.

She used them to add color to the back and side panels.

On a second piece of cardstock she wrote her name, the year, and the age she is now. (Her idea)

Next she used a glue stick to attach the cardstock pieces to the front and back of the chipboard piece that came in the case.

She used the back of a stamp to smooth the paper out, after she attached it. (Again, her idea)

Before she lined the case with her cardstock, she added some chalk for the snow. She used a q-tip to apply it in different colors.

Then she used a glitter pen to draw attention to the snowmen.

Once that was done, she added a small amount of ivory Flower Soft to the inset in the plastic container.

She laid the cardstock piece on top of that and I applied clear glue around the edges and closed the lid. I helped with this part because we didn't want the Flower Soft to come around to the back side of the ornament. (Liili took this picture for me.)

Here is a picture of Lilli with her finished "shaker" ornament.



Anonymous said...

I love this.
Cute ornament, cute girl, well written tutorial. :)