023 & 224 Christmas Ornaments

#023– Holly Sprig and #224 – Lucia
Christmas Ornaments


A fun paper casting project for kids of all ages!

#023 Holly Sprig papercast Christmas ornament   #023 Holly Sprig papercast Christmas ornament   #224 Lucia papercast Christmas ornament

Celebrate Christmas by creating unique Christmas ornaments
that can be used as tree decorations, as keepsake gifts, as
kitchen magnets, or as a gift box decoration.
Let your imagination run wild and have fun!

Materials Needed:


1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #023 – Holly Sprig (1)
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #224 – Lucia
Cotton linter - (see Rycraft Cotton Linter
1 or 2 paper castings** for each ornament you want to make (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
1 or 2 stiff snowflakes in red or green (as shown) or white* (we used 4" and 6" snowflakes)
     or you can use a crochet or tatted doily, stiffened (see 
How to Stiffen Doilies
Clear acrylic varnish (optional)
Paint (optional) in colors of your choice
Glitter (optional) in colors of your choice
Hot glue gun and glue (or other glue of your choice)
Ribbon to make 1 or 2 bows (optional) for each ornament
Ribbon, cord, thread or clear fishing line (to be used as a hanger)

*Note: Doilies and snowflakes can be purchased at craft stores, fabric stores, and many other places, especially at Christmastime. Also look for small doilies in the doll-making section of your craft store.


Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

      
1.  Optional:  If you wish to paint your paper casting, apply a coat of varnish to the side with the design and let dry. This keeps the moisture in the paint from turning the paper casting back into pulp.
2.  Optional:  If you are using a stiffened doily, apply a coat of varnish to make it stronger and block it out until dry.
3.  Optional:  Paint the design on the paper casting in colors of your choice and let dry.
4. Optional:  Add varnish to areas on the paper casting where you want glitter, then sprinkle glitter on while varnish is still wet. Let it dry. Then apply a final coat of varnish to secure the glitter.
5.  Glue 1 paper casting to the 4" sbowflake.
     Optional: Glue the 4" snowflake with the paper casting to the 6" snowflake (as shown below)
#023 Holly Sprig papercast Christmas ornament
   Optional: apply a second paper casting to the other side of the snowflake for a 2-sided ornament.
6.  Optional:  Make a bow and glue it to the top of the ornament as shown. Glue another bow on the other side of the snowflake if you want a 2-sided ornament.
7. Make a loop of ribbon, cord, thread or clear fishing line and tie a knot. Glue it onto the top of the ornament and let it dry thoroughly before hanging. 

      

An Easy Project for Kids:

This is a good children’s project and you get good results. Children can cut paper snowflakes instead of using the store-bought or crochet snowflakes. Origami paper has beautiful colors and it is easy to fold. You can fold it several times, then cut out bells, trees, stars, etc. Kids are fascinated by that and often do paper cutting at school using just plain white paper. You can encourage them to cut small, simple snowflakes if they are just learning.

#224 Lucia papercast Christmas ornament

#023 Holly Sprig papercast Christmas ornament

#023 Holly Sprig papercast Christmas ornament

The project above was designed and created by Nancy Wilhelmson.
Thank you, Nan!



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