Save some $ and make your own scrapbook ornaments!

by The Scrappin Mistress Email


I found this great little example online at about.com on how to make your own scrapbook ornaments! . This is something right up my ally and if I had time I'm sure I could make a killing selling these!

First off you'll need to print out the pattern from this link.

scrapbook ornament pattern

next you'll need to cut out the scrapbook ornament and score on the lines. You can do this with a ruler and dull point.

scrapbook ornament pattern cut out

make sure to use a bone folder or a dull edge to smooth out the ornament along the creases to make the edges very exact.

folding

"It is much easier to add photos and embellishments to your pyramid when it is still flat. Be sure to determine which point will be at the top so that all of your photos are right side up on the finished scrapbook ornament. Add photos, cardstock strips, punchies, buttons, brads, ribbon, and more to completely cover the ornament. You may wish to journal on the bottom triangle. "

decorating your scrapbook ornament

"Assemble the pyramid by adding a strip of photo tape to each flap and gluing it shut. If you wish to make this a gift box, simple leave on flap un-taped and tuck it in like a lid at the end. To hang your scrapbook ornament you can use a small piece of thin ribbon or floss that you string through the top of the pyramid with an embroidery needle."

finished scrapbook ornament

You know have a super cute handmade decoration for your tree. Have the whole family make one each year to add to your ornament collection and save some $ on replacing holiday ornaments that break.

3 comments

Comment from: Trina [Visitor] Email
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TrinaOooh, too fun! I'm going to print it out for my kids ~ they'll love it! Safe paper ornaments are just what we need on our tree. Thanks for posting!
11/30/08 @ 21:27
Comment from: Debi Reynolds [Visitor]
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Debi ReynoldsThese are wonderful! What a great idea for a Brownie, Scout troop, classroom or daycare to make for parent gifts. Could be mailed flat with assembly instructions to far off relatives too. How fun for a crafty Grandma to see the finished product! Could take a sentimental pic & make a memory ornament to send to your longtime best friend with a caption... something like "no matter how far apart always best friends at heart" or "the road to a friends house is never long". Anyway thanks for sharing these!

Blessings & Joy,

Debi
12/01/08 @ 01:59
Comment from: Camille Tan [Visitor]
Camille TanThat looks very fun.. Your ornaments are very beautiful. :-) Thanks for sharing.
11/11/10 @ 02:06