Season’s Greetings

Day 24: Vintage card ornaments

What are your most favorite memories from Christmases past?

One of mine is laying underneath the Christmas tree looking up at the lights with my sister. We would talk of Santa, and what presents we thought were under the tree. Another memory (which I would like to forget) is when I broke the baby Jesus’ (from our manger scene) hand off. Of course I got in trouble for that one. It definitely makes for a good memory because now we think back at it and laugh. Oh and by the way…the baby Jesus’ hand was glued back on, and is back in the manger where He belongs.

So today we honor the past with a Christmas Eve craft of vintage card ornaments. It’s also a 2 for 1 day, so make sure to check out tinsel + trim’s ornament as well.

Vintage card ornament

MATERIALS:

  • Photo copies of vintage Christmas cards
  • Drill and .125″ drill bit
  • 3.25″ wooden circles
  • Martha Stewart wood stain in white wash
  • Medium sized paint brush
  • Colored card stock to match your images
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Silver self-adhesive glitter sheet
  • Scissors
  • Scalloped scissors
  • Glitter glue
  • Silver string to hang

materials

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Cathie from tinsel + trim has an amazing collection of vintage holiday collectables, so for this craft she let me borrow a few of her vintage cards. I took the cards to my nearest Kinkos and make a few color copies. If you want to use the originals then that works too!

step 1

STEP 2: Take your wooden circle and drill a small hole in the top using your drill and .125″ bit.

step 2

STEP 3: Paint a small layer of the white wash paint over the front and back of the wooden circle and let it dry completely.

step 3

STEP 4: While the wooden circle is drying, cut a 2.5″ circle out of your cover stock. You can use scissors, an x-acto knife, circle punch or cutting machine. Whatever technique you are comfortable with.

step 4

STEP 5: Flip the circle over and trace around it over your color image. Trim out your color copy approx .125″ from inside of your outline. This will allow you to stack your image on top of the colored stock and give you a nice border.

step 5

STEP 6: Flip your self-adhesive paper over and trace your circle once again. This time when you cut it out, use the scalloped scissors and cut just outside of your line.

step 6

STEP 7: Once you have your three circles cut, glue the image on top of the colored stock. Adhere your glitter paper to your wooden circle, and then glue your image/colored stock combo on top of that.

step 7

STEP 8: Add some glitter glue to the top of your image to enhance it.

step 8

Once it’s completely dry, loop your string through the hole and you are ready to hang it on your tree! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas Eve!

Vintage card ornament

 

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