DIY Initial Ornament {Guest Post by Pitter and Glink}

It’s Day 3 of our DIY Christmas Ornament Week, and I’m really happy to share today’s guest post with you!  Bethany from Pitter and Glink is nothing short of amazing, and she’s a super sweet person, too.  She rocks my socks!  She has a great craft to share with you, so let’s get right to it!

Hey, y’all!  It’s Bethany here from Pitter and Glink.  I’m so excited to be hanging out at One Tough Mother today!  Kirsten is one of my best bloggy friends, and I was so happy when she invited me to share an ornament with y’all.  I want to show you how to make an initial ornament.

To start with, you need a small frame (I got mine from Michael’s), scrapbook paper, and a chipboard letter.

Begin by cutting a piece of scrapbook paper to fit into your frame by tracing the paper insert and cutting it out.  Trace the letter on scrapbook paper as well and cut that out.

Simply stick your background paper in your frame.  Use Mod Podge (or even double-sided tape) to adhere your paper to your letter.

While that’s drying, “fancy-up” your frame with Rub ‘n Buff.

If you’re like me and think more is always more, then you can further embellish your frame with sequins.  (Let’s face it: I use Christmas as an excuse to craft with as many sparkly supplies as possible!)

Then decide on a few other embellishments to finish off the front of your ornament.  I chose a small tree and a pennant banner I created with embroidery floss and scrapbook paper.  I attached the embellishments with hot glue.

To complete the back of the ornament, rock the stand on the back of the frame back and forth gently until it detaches from the frame’s back.  Then use hot glue to attach a loop to the back of the frame.  To cover up your mess, you can use felt the same color as the back of the frame.

 Then you can proudly admire your newest creation!

Yes, I decided to replace the original patterned background I had cut with a green glitter background.  I think the initial pops better with the solid background.

And I just love the pennant banner and the tiny little tree!  These would be fun to attach to gifts. The ornament could act as a gift tag, and the recipient would have an extra little gift!
If you like this tutorial, I hope you’ll stop by Pitter and Glink to check out my other tutorials. Thanks again to Kirsten for having me!  Merry Christmas!

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