Suspended Spinner Ornament
Hello, hello! Hope everyone is having a wonderful time leading up to Christmas! We just got our Christmas tree last weekend and boy, does the whole house smell like fresh pine now!
Our theme this year is gold and silver so imagine the sparkle and twinkle all over the house! I shared with you some tree ornaments I made earlier in this post but I thought it would be nice to add some handmade metallic goodness to the tree. I mean, you can never have too much glitter for Christmas, right?
[Supplies are linked at the bottom of the post.]
For this ornament, I wanted to incorporate a 3-d Christmas tree that could spin. I first die-cut some trees using Holiday Dies out of gold and silver foil mirror card stocks. I just love the changing colours when the tree spins. On the back of each of the tree, I cut a vertical shallow groove right at the centre to get a crisp, clean crease when I fold them. You can score them if you have a bone folder.
With the trees folded in half, I then stuck them together in alternate colours using wet glue to allow some extra time for wiggle room. Before adhering the last piece of tree, you would want to slide a golden thread through it. This is going to suspend the tree while allowing it to spin freely.
For the frame, I used the biggest die from the Flower Circles Die Set and die-cut two flowers from a gold glitter card stock and one from a yellow craft foam. For silver ornaments, I used white craft foams. I positioned the tree at the centre of the flower and glued the golden thread to its back. I then sandwiched the three flower pieces together with the craft foam forming the middle layer. I also adhered a loop made with the golden thread onto the back of the flower.
I really love how this simple ornament turned out as it complements the other ornaments so well. Not to mention the spinner element which will surely be a hit among the little ones (and maybe even some adults). Watch them in action on Instagram or Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.
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