Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Graphic 45's Happy Haunting Ornaments and Tutorials

 
Greetings and Salutations on the brisk, lovely Tuesday morning!!!
 
Today I have for you 3 different ornament ideas for the Holidays.  Whether it be for Christmas or Halloween, these techniques can easily be used for any Holiday celebration!!
So lets waste no time getting to the good stuff....
 
 
 
First up are these classy, yet simple glass ornaments.  The glass ornaments can be found at your local craft store, and lend lots of possibilities when it comes to decorating them. 
Here is a little how to...
 
 
Supplies Used for Happy Haunting Glass Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Man in the Moon, Pumpkin Time
G45 Metal Staples: Ornate Metal Keys
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Other: Confetti, tinsel, hot glue
Once your image is on, you can take the top off and add a little fun inside the ornament.  Hang some Graphic 45 ornate keys at the top to add interest.  Add some tinsel, or even just a ribbon.  
The possibilities for decorating these babies is endless!!!
 
Next up, I have a couple bottle cap ornaments!!
 
 
 
 
Bottle Cap Ornament Tutorial
1. Cut out desired images for ornament from Graphic 45 Happy Haunting line
 
2. Adhere round cut image to bottom of bottle cap
 
3. Using hot glue, adhere tinsel around the outside edge of the bottle cap
 
4. Cut 2 different colored pipe cleaners to desired size for handle. Mine was 8”
 
5. Gently twist the two pipe cleaners together for a more decorative look
 
6. Bend into a U shape for the handle, making sure it is even at the bottom
 
7. Adhere handle into bottle cap using hot glue
 
8. Cut a scrap piece of heave chipboard to run along the back of your cut image to ensure stability. Bend slightly at feet.
 
9. Adhere image using hot glue on chipboard tab, place underneath handle making sure image is straight
 
10. Using hot glue, moss, torn paper, or tinsel cover the inside of the bottle cap for a finished look
 
11. Cut out small strip that says Halloween from G45 papers. Taper at the ends like a ribbon
 
12. Adhere to front of bottle cap
13. Create a small crepe paper rosette by pinching a little crepe paper at a time to create a circle. Glue in the center, and adhere to top of pipe cleaner handle
14. Peel and stick clock from G45 Happy Haunting Sticker sheet. Trim rosette if necessary.
15. Peel and stick the word greetings and place along the clock face. Hang and enjoy!!!
 
Supplies Used for Bottle Cap Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Trick or Treat, Midnight Magic
Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet
May Arts: Giant Bottle cap
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard fence
Other: Pipe cleaners, hot glue gun, tinsel, crepe paper, moss
And last but definitely not least, the vintage style pipe cleaner ornaments. 
These are something that can easily be made with a little one.  The characters you can create using G45 papers is endless!!
 
 
 
Pipe Cleaner Ornament Tutorial
1. Cut out desired G45 images for head and hat of ornament
2. Cut a slip in the hat so it can fit on the pumpkin
3.Open your slit up slightly by pinching the sides toward the center
4. Place hat on head of pumpkin and adhere. Set aside head for later
5. Bend pipe cleaner 90 degrees to the left to create the left arm. Leave about 1/2” sticking up for the neck
6. Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the left arm. Arm should be approx 1/2”.
7.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck. This should leave it sticking out the right side, ready to create the right arm
8. Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the right arm. Arm should be approx 1/2”.
9.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck again, this time bending the pipe cleaning downward to create the left leg. Pipe cleaner should resemble a t.
10.Bend pipe cleaner back on itself towards the center to create the left leg. Leg should be approx 1/2”- 3/4”.
11.Tuck the pipe cleaner behind the neck again, this time bending the pipe cleaner downward towards the right to create the right leg. Pipe cleaner should resemble a star. Trim down right leg if necessary to even them out.
12.Adhere head with hat using hot glue. Don’t leave a long neck.
13. Fold a short piece of crepe paper in half to create a skirt.
14. Gently pinch a pleated look to the crepe paper
15. Adhere to pipe cleaner person right at the cross over in the center. Wrap all the way around and snip off to complete.
16. Using scissors to create small slits in the skirt, this will give it a fluffier look
17. Tie a loop in a piece of bakers twine and adhere to the back of the ornament head
18. Add a fun Halloween sign from G45’s Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet. Hang and enjoy!
 
Supplies Used for Pipe Cleaner Ornaments:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Trick or Treat, Bewitched
Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet
May Arts: Baker’s Twine
Other: Pipe Cleaners, crepe paper, hot glue gun, scissors
That's all for Today!!  I hope you have enjoyed the tutorials and are ready to try your hand at some Holiday Ornaments!  Whether you give them as gifts, or just share in the fun with family, handmade ornaments are a very special treat!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Have an amazing day!
 
Nicki Chicky
 
 
 
 
 
 


3 comments:

butterfly said...

What wonderful ornament ideas... thanks so much for all the lovely pics, and detailed how-tos!
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness! These are wonderful. I love that chubby moon inside the clear glass ornament. And the bottle cap ornaments are darling. I can see how these can easily translate to other holidays. Thanks for the wonderful photos and tutorials...that was a lot of work!

jengd said...

I just saw these over on G45- so cute! Thanks for the great instructions for all.