Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Ornament Swap ~ Paper Ornaments

Awhile back I mentioned that I had decided to participate in a the Third Annual Holiday Ornament Swap ~ ornaments were to be mailed no later than December 10th ~ which is when I sent mine out! Below are a few photos of my ornaments in progress and several finished ornaments. I decided to make the ornaments out of recycled old paperbacks, glittered stars, and some medallions I designed for K&Co. I added a wire hanger and a small "r" logo as my signature. I enjoyed making these ~ even if I did work way into the wee hours of the night!

{a selection of supplies I used ~ cut strips of paperback books unfolded and folded, glitter stars}

{silver, turquoise & gold version}

{red, green & bronze version}

{front & back view}

{My packaging solution ~ chinet plates! These needed to be mailed and I wanted to keep the price as low as possible so I am hoping that the chinet plates and the padded envelope did the job and the ornaments all arrived safely ~ so far, no complaints ~ I'm keeping my fingers crossed!}

16 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Well, I have seen these in person (bought one) so know that they are brilliant designs already. But the paper plate idea is super smart!!! what a good packaging plan!!!

LiLi M. said...

The ornaments are great, as is the packaging! A joy to receive. Let's hope Santa reads this too!

Beth Leintz said...

Your ornaments are great, of course, but I love your packaging, too. Who knew a paper plate could be so classy!

Uncle Beefy said...

Julie! Gggggorgeous! These are SO fantastic looking! And, yes indeed, the paper plate packaging is brilliant! Well done! :)

dede warren said...

These are beautiful! I'd love to see the ornaments you received as well.

AmyB said...

Julie, Your ornaments are gorgeous. I discovered you through other blogger's coverage of Ms. Frenchie's, and I'm so glad to have visited. Your ornament swap partners will be thrilled! - Amy Bauer

Iowa Sunshine said...

I just love these! I can't afford to buy ornaments so i don't have one of these but sure do like seeing them. They are so beautiful! I love your paper plate idea! That should get them there safe and sound. Anyone would be blessed to have one! Wonderful work. Thank you for sharing your art. HUGS

writeonandmore said...

Gorgeous - wish I new about the swap sooner. And yes, I sifted through your entire site and links today and found gold!

Thank you

Heather

Maria said...

Julie-those ornaments are so elegantly simple and gorgeous. Did you receive any of the exchange ornaments yet?

I'm just starting to go through your blog but oh my goodness, girl! You have some beautiful things on here. I would never ever call either of us a Collyer though because we both accumulate beautiful things, NOT every paper bag, bottle and newspaper that gets into the house. You don't do that, do you? ha ha ha.

Seriously Julie, your blog will be a fun one to spend some time with. Glad you told me 'bout it. :-)

maggiegracecreates said...

Julie - I loved these from the first glimpse I got of them - the shipping in a plate idea is wonderful.

have a great day.

Pink Ruff said...

Absolutely brilliant -- these are the most original (and beautiful)ornaments I have seen for a long time! Thank you for showing them.

Sabii Wabii said...

This is just one good idea after another! I love them! Happy New Year!
Terisa

beth said...

these are fantastic. how did you cut the book pages?

Khiarra said...

I'd love to know how they are made!

Linda E said...

What a great ornament but, I have to ask: How did you cut thru the paperbacks so neatly?

Julie said...

Linda E, I cut the books with lots of patience and an exacto knife.