Monday, December 20, 2010

Rub On Decorated Ornament

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be here for my first official Upsy Daisy blog post! I have a step by step tutorial today to show you how to make an ornament with Upsy Daisy Rub Ons and Brads. It is super quick and easy and I think you will love how pretty it turns out.

First get yourself a package of plain glass ornaments. Second, choose a package of rub ons to decorate with. I chose the #UDD186. It's A Girl Thing
Cut each rub on you want to use (keeping the backing attached) into separate pieces. From this collection I cut apart all the decorative circles and flowers:
Then, one by one lay the rub ons onto the ornament and start rubbing! Once you place the rub on onto the ornament without the backing it will begin to stick, so be sure you know where you want to place them first.
Continue placing rub ons until you like the pattern of your ornament. Some of the bigger rub ons may wrinkle a little on the shape of the ornament--that is totally ok because we are going to add one more thing to cover those places.
Next, grab a package of coordinating brads. I chose #BRD311. BlossomRemove the brad wings by bending them back and forth several times (or cutting them with wire cutters or heavy duty scissors).
Fill the back of the brad head with some glue gun glue and adhere to your ornament. Add some ribbon around the top and that's it!
I love how pink and girly this one came out, but you can totally change the look by using a different collection of rub ons and brads! 
Before I go, I want to share one more holiday project. I made this layout about our advent calendar with the Avalanche line. I thought  the numbers from #AVA012. Extreme and the clock from #AVA015. Summit were perfect for a layout about counting the days until Christmas.
And to make the different edges for the accordion folded flowers? 

I simply used different border punches on the strips of patterned paper before folding them!
Hope you all have a wonderfully happy and healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year!
:) Rebecca


Kim Sonksen said...

What an amazing tutorial Rebecca!
I love the idea of using the rub ons and the brads to decorate ornaments. And I adore the accordion flowers on your layout. Scrumptious!

Yara said...

Great idea about the rub-ons! I have so much of them, and I can use it. Love your layout too and how you placed the rosette flowers, great color combo too!

Aubree said...

Thanks for the tutorial Rebecca --- may have to try these ornaments out!!

Lydia said...

Great tutorial Rebecca!! Love all those rossettes and what a great idea for rub ons!!

Sandi Counceller said...

Love the ornament Rebecca!! Wonderful ideas!!