Mother's Day Ornament

ornament measures 4”

ornament measures 4”

 

This two-sided mother’s day project shares the message of what a mother is. Curled paper strips inside the ornament carry the words loving, strong, supportive, and more. The words and floral circle image template are included with the instructions. Glue and glitter create the design at the top and it’s all tied up in a pretty sheer ribbon. What mother would not enjoy receiving this gift made personally by you?

Directions

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step 1 - Download the word strips and print 2 copies of each on paper. Do the same with the circle but print it on card stock. With scissors or a craft knife, cut out the circles and the strips just inside the outlines.

step 2 - Glue the two circles with wrong sides together with Elmer’s. Punch a hole in the top. Insert 22 gauge wire through the hole. Glue the word strips back to back and press them around a Sharpie to curl them. Trim the ends.

step 2 - Glue the two circles with wrong sides together with Elmer’s. Punch a hole in the top. Insert 22 gauge wire through the hole. Glue the word strips back to back and press them around a Sharpie to curl them. Trim the ends.

step 3 - Create curls at the top of the ornament with the nozzle of the glue container. Sprinkle purple glitter on the glue.  Shake off excess and allow it to dry thoroughly.

step 3 - Create curls at the top of the ornament with the nozzle of the glue container. Sprinkle purple glitter on the glue.  Shake off excess and allow it to dry thoroughly.

step 4 -  Loosely roll the edges of the circle and insert the image into the ornament. Hold onto the wire. Use a rigid object like a fingernail file to press the card stock flat open inside.

step 4 -  Loosely roll the edges of the circle and insert the image into the ornament. Hold onto the wire. Use a rigid object like a fingernail file to press the card stock flat open inside.

step 5 - Stuff the 12 curled word strips into the ornament.

step 5 - Stuff the 12 curled word strips into the ornament.

step 6 - Position the metal cap over the ornament. Bring the wires connected to the circle up through the cap. Twist the wires around the cap’s loop.

step 6 - Position the metal cap over the ornament. Bring the wires connected to the circle up through the cap. Twist the wires around the cap’s loop.

step 7 - Create a hanger by cutting a piece of 18 gauge wire to measure 2.50”.  Curl one end around a Sharpie or other cylinder.

step 7 - Create a hanger by cutting a piece of 18 gauge wire to measure 2.50”.  Curl one end around a Sharpie or other cylinder.

step 8 - Wrap the straight end around the cylinder facing the opposite direction. Attach the hanger to the loop in the cap.

step 8 - Wrap the straight end around the cylinder facing the opposite direction. Attach the hanger to the loop in the cap.

step 9 - Seat the cap securely on the ornament. Attach ribbon to the loop and tie it in a bow.

step 9 - Seat the cap securely on the ornament. Attach ribbon to the loop and tie it in a bow.


Supplies

At Craft Store

  • 4” Round glass or plastic ornament
  • Scissors
  • Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Fine Purple glitter
  • Card stock
  • 1.50” sheer ribbon
  • Craft Knife
  • Sharpie
  • 18 and 22 gauge round wire
  • nail file
  • wire cutters

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