Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 3

Here is a picture of the two ornaments I created.
I used a paper mache ornament and fabulous Washi Paper.
Both are in stock at the Little Blue House.
Here are all the beautiful colors of Washi Paper.
Supplies you will need to create this ornament.
Paper Mache Ornament
Washi Paper
Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze
Glitter - I used Halo Glitter (available at LBH)
Bling for center
Ribbon -about a yard of two colors
Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
Copy Paper
First paint the ornament and after it is dry pull out the hanger. It is best to use white paint as the Washi paper is translucent and if the paint color is too dark the pattern is muted.
Next take a about a 4" square of copy paper and press it onto one of the sections of the ornament. I outlined the fold marks so it would be easier for you to see. Cut out the section- you will use this as a template.
This is what your template should look like.
Trace the template twelve times onto the back of the Washi paper. If you place them like the picture below it takes less time to cut them out and you will maximize your Washi paper.
Cut out the pieces. Oops I am missing one - there should be twelve.
Peel the backing off the Washi paper and place onto the ornament.
Start from the center and work out.
Cut a small slit as shown below and press onto ornament. The paper is so flexible you don't have to worry about it creasing and if it does it flattens out great. Try not to have the paper overlap too much as it clouds the pattern. Also these ornaments are not perfectly symmetrical so you may have to trim a little off some of the pieces.
Cover the entire ornament on both sides
Now for the FABULOUS FUN - Apply Glossy Accents on the edges of the ornament and apply Halo Glitter. I wish the pictures could show how GLITTERY GORGEOUS it is .Let the first side dry and then apply to the back. Tap off excess glitter. I went into the garage and blew off additional excess. You can also use a paint brush to brush away excess once the glossy is dry.

I used hot glue to add center embellishment. Make a bow and hanger out of the ribbon and attach with glue gun. On this one I used a felt Flower with a gem in the center.
On this ornament I used one of the metal flowers from Momenta (available at LBH).

Please give this Washi Tape a try. You will really love it. To win one one of these ornaments post a comment and tell me what is the first ornament you put on your tree each year and why it is so special. The first one we put on is the very first ornament we bought as a couple. We bought it at The Christmas Place in Ft Lauderdale. The store was owned by Lynn Howell and she had a parking place that was labeled "Mrs. Howell" - when I went to the store if she wasn't there I would park in the spot - Figured, Hey it has my name on it!!
I hope you have a Blessed Holiday Season.
Stop by and see all the beautiful ornaments and Christmas projects we have created.



  1. Beautiful ornaments! Love that Washi Tape now comes in the 12x12 sheet! The first thing that goes on our tree is the angel topper that we bought the first Christmas we were married. It's now 40 years old but still looks great.

  2. As you probably already know the first ornament up is the Santa Claus that we bought our first Christmas we were married. That was 57 years ago. I wrote a story from his viewpoint of Christmas. It is around here somewhere. Love your ornament. You can send me some of the Washi sheets for Christmas if you want.

  3. Your ornament turned out so cute, I actually like that Halo Glitter.
    I will never be able to pack my ornaments to have the special one come out first to hang, but the ones that mean a lot to me I will look at a little longer, think of the fond memories associated with it and smile. I love decorating my tree(s).