Spread a Little Holiday Joy...

...when you give a special handmade gift!

And what is better than a beautiful holiday ornament for the receiver to add to their Christmas tree!

JOY Ornament
Designer: Kristen Swain


Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, UCUTIT foam
Making Memories chipboard glittered snowflakes and Noel Paper collection and diecuts
berry stems/gems/jingle bells- craft supply
The Twinery- twine


1. Adhere three snowflake chipboard pieces together, adding UCUTIT foam between each piece, and gluing with Hot Glue Gun.
2. Glue diecut piece in center of snowflake with hot glue.
3. Tuck two curled berry stems into space between diecut and snowflake, then top with holly diecut. Adhere red gem with glue gun.
4. Glue three jingle bells to side of diecut.
5. Cut out letters from patterned paper, adhere to diecut piece with UCUT IT Foam.
6. Punch hole and make hanger with the twinery twine.

Flower Ball Ornament
Designer: Kristen Swain


Glue Arts- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Making Memories Noel Papers
Ribbon- May Arts
Flowers - Petaloo
button/twine- craft supply
seam binding
styrofoam ball
glitter glue
The Twinery twine
decor scissors-fiskars- cloud

1. Cut styrofoam ball in half with knife, then hollow out middle of ball.
2. Wrap red rickrack ribbon around itself, gluing in spots with hot glue gun, to make a ribbon rose. Adhere red gem in center of rose with hot glue. Cut leaf ribbon into pieces, and tuck leaves around rose, adhere with hot glue.
3. Glue rose inside of hollowed out space in styrofoam ball.
4. Make an accordion with 2 2 inch strips, gluing them together with the hot glue, trimming edges with deco scissors
5. Glue the styrofoam ball to the center of the accordion using hot glue,
6. Fill in around the sides of the ball with glittered flowers and a seam binding bow, topping bow with button and twine.
7. Punch hole in top of ornament, tying on Twinery twine for hanger, then glitter glue around edges of accordion.

Paper Folded Ornament
Designer: Michelle Lanning


Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Embellishments : Making Memories
Ribbon: May Arts
Adhesive Squares: Glue Arts

For this fun ornament I trimmed my pattern paper to 8.5x11.  I then vertically cut 1 inch strips with the entire sheet.  *note: it is best to use 2 sided pattern paper for this*.  Then with all the pieces on top of each other, crease.  You will then staple the center.  With each strip, fold inward and use glue arts squares to adhere to the paper.  Continue and then you will have a bow-like look.  It is super easy, and looks like fantastic!  Have fun!

Santa I've Been Good Ornament
Designer: Michelle Lanning

Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Embellishments: Making Memories
Hot Glue: Glue Arts

Are you feeling a bit inspired? Ready to grab your supplies and get busy crafting? Well to help you in those holiday crafting needs we're tickled to pair up this week with Making Memories! Leave us a comment and we'll select a random winner next Monday who will enjoy the Making Memories Noel Clear Stamps, Noel Trims and a small assortment of the Noel papers. 

And to adhere those beautiful supplies you MUST have some Glue Arts adhesives! We'll include our Ribbon Adhesive, Extreme Adhesive Squares and our Vellum Adhesive! Using Glue Arts products are the best way to spread Christmas Cheer!!  {right Buddy!}

Also don't forget to pop in the Making Memories blog all week to see what holiday projects and chances to win more goodies!!! 
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