one more batch of Christmas ornaments

It is all done, my last batch of Christmas tree ornaments!

Project 1 – champagne flowers
materials: cheap embellishments, curtain rings, bias tape, faux pearl (for design (2) only), gold string and glue using glue gun

I am a bargain hunter and when I saw the packets of embellishments on sale at only RM1.00 per packet I had absolutely ho hesitation to snatch up a few packets before I even had an idea what to do with them.

cheap cheap cheap --- on sale at only RM1.00 (USD0.23) per pack

cheap cheap cheap — on sale at only RM1.00 (USD0.23) per pack

I used the curtain ring as a backing for the embellishments t be glued on

I used the curtain ring as a backing for the embellishments to be glued on

champagne flowers (1)

champagne flowers (1)

champagne flowers (2)

champagne flowers (2)

close-up of the champagne coloured flowers

close-up of the champagne coloured flowers

Project 2 – Christmas romance
materials: curtain rings, gold bias tape, faux pearls, leaves (bought them a long time ago but never got to use them for anything, there are about 100 pieces in a packet), gold string and glue from glue gun

a little too "feminine" but I was quite happy with the end result

a little too “feminine” but I was quite happy with the end result

Project 3 – diamonds and pearls

RM2.00 (USD2.46) for 2 brooches, how could I resist? :)

RM2.00 (USD2.46) for 2 brooches, how could I resist? 🙂

version 1
Materials: curtain rings, satin bias tape, rhinestone brooches, gold string and glue from glue gun

hmmm, so-so...

hmmm, so-so…

version 2
Materials: satin bias tape, cardboard holding the bias tape, rhinestone brooch, faux pearl, gold string and glue from glue gun

I was determined to make something that was not round and with no curtain ring in sight!

I was determined to make something that was not round and with no curtain ring in sight!

Project 4 – golden snowflakes
Materials: toilet paper rolls, gold beads, gold spray paint (not exactly environmental friendly I know so I try not to use this too much), gold string and glue from glue gun

christmas ornaments - snowflakes (1)

Project 5 – shabby chic fabric flowers
Materials: leftover curtain fabric given by a friend, curtain rings, faux pearl, tassels, gold string and glue from glue gun

before...

before…

after - 4 small curtain rings are used

after – 4 small curtain rings are used

Project 6 – tassel and ring
Materials: curtain rings, gold bias tape, threaded sequins, tassels, gold string and glue from glue gun

christmas ornaments - tassles and rings (2)

Project 7 – golden twirls
Materials: plastic bottles, gold bias tape, gold string and glue from glue gun

christmas ornaments - golden twirls (2)

Project 8 – whirling rings
Materials: plastic bottles, satin bias tape, faux pearl, gold string and glue from glue gun

christmas ornaments -   whirling rings(1)

Project 9 – the reason
Materials: embellishments (my cheap RM1 bargain), satin bias tape, cardboard holding the bias tape, gold string and glue from glue gun

the materials... I glued the cardboard strips in the bias tape to form a backing

the materials…
I glued the cardboard strips in the bias tape to form a backing

the back - just to show how I glued the square embellishments on the backing

the back – just to show how I glued the square embellishments on the backing

I managed to make 5 shiny crosses using materials that cost me less than RM2.00, what an achievement!  And my favourite ornaments so far... the reason for the season!

I managed to make 5 shinny crosses using materials that cost me less than RM2.00, what an achievement!
And my favourite ornaments so far… the reason for the season!

What’s next…
Going to dig out the Christmas tree and the rest of my decorations from the store and I’m ready to usher in the Christmassy mood! Too early in November? Nah….!

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