Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Ornament Picture from Polka Dots and Paisley

I'm Al from Polka Dots and Paisley and I’m so thrilled to be here with you at Inspiration Café today. I’ve been a regular reader and I love the eclectic mix of ideas that are shared by the many people on this site.

I’m in the midst of a crazy year that has involved getting married, having my 11 and 13 year old stepkids move in full time, and switching from a traditional junior high to a grades 7 – 12 outreach school. While free time is hard to come by, I make sure to have time for crafting. It’s my way to unwind and de-stress. But that's enough about me; let’s get on to the project. 

Please excuse the shadows. It's dark when I go to school and dark when I
get home so it's difficult to get nice photos with natural light.

To start, I cut a piece of card stock (I love the burlap look) to fit in an 8x10 frame. Next I cut 3 circles out of Christmas paper, making one slightly smaller than the others. To make the circles look like hanging ornaments I poked a hole in each of them with a pen and threaded them with bakers twine. After that I inked the edges with brown ink and then stuck the ornaments in place. The middle one is stuck on using raised dots, which adds a bit of dimension to the picture even after it’s framed, while the other two are attached using glue. Once everything on the front was attached, I turned the paper over and taped down the ends of the twine to the back.

Don't you love the snowman bowl?
I keep my school keys and chap stick in it to avoid filling it with candy.

Seriously, that’s it. As I write this, I’m a little embarrassed by how uncomplicated it is. Oh well. Quick, cheap and easy – my kind of craft! I’m not one for clutter or busy stuff so I love the simplicity of this piece but you could easily fancy it up with glitter, ribbons, buttons, or whatever you have on hand. If you’d like to see more of my projects, feel free to stop on over to Polka Dots and Paisley and say hi. I'd love to have you!


  1. Oh I love this! Uncomplicated is good!! My kind of craft too! And yes..I really think the snowman bowl is adorable!

  2. Simple, yet cute and creative. Love things like this :) And how could I NOT love the snowman bowl!?

  3. This is such a nice way to add a touch of Christmas to your space. I love it...simple but very attractive. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Cafe!

  4. Hi Al,

    This is so adorable...I love EVERYTHING about this project!!! I am all about simple. Simple can be so sweet! It's perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us on Inspiration Cafe!

  5. This seems so wonderfully cute and easy to do. I'm putting it on my list for next year!

  6. these are my favorite kinds of craft- simple and using supplies most of us already have on hand- yet they look awesome and can really add something special to our homes. great job :)