December – Mini Ornaments
I’m so excited for our first Ready, Set, Craft challenge! This month’s challenge item was chosen by Kelly of Gav + Ro – MINI ORNAMENTS! I racked my brain for weeks trying to come up with an original idea for the challenge. I had a few ideas but kept putting off working on this project. By the time I was ready to get started, we had to travel out of state for the Thanksgiving holiday. I had plenty of down time between eating leftover turkey and watching football, so I decided to work on this project. I mentioned it to my family during dinner, and my sister in law gave me the idea to use the mini ornaments for a DIY Advent calendar! One trip to the craft store later, I put this project together with the help of my 9 year old niece.
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- Paint your frame.
- While you frame is drying, you will prepare the pilot holes for the cup hooks. The 12×12 frame was almost too small to fit all 25 ornaments, but I made it work. Use a small nail to make holes for the cup hooks. Because the hooks screw in, you need these holes so the screws have something to attach to.
- Next, I lined up the scrapbook paper and used a straight pin to poke a tiny hole through the back so I would see where to attach the cup hooks. To make this step easier, I would glue the paper down first. I didn’t so mine has a few little bumps in it.
- After all the cup hooks are attached, you can prepare the ornaments. I used a Sharpie to write scriptures on each of the ornaments. We’ll use this to countdown the days until Christmas. Free printable of the verses available below for download!
- Lastly, attach the backing to the frame and put the ornaments on the hooks!
We hope you enjoyed this challenge! Our January challenge item will be: YARN! Get to craftin’ and have your Ready, Set, Craft! post ready for January 5th.