Friday, November 1, 2013

3rd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 1 Fairydust Glitter

Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! 

The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share  a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?

Today I'm using my Fairydust Glitter to create some Christmas ornaments.

Here are some photos of each ornament. These first two were made by using a liquid adhesive inside a glass bulb then I shook some Pralines & Cream Fairydust glitter inside.
On the first bulb I used my Grand Peony Creations and Rose Creations flower dies from Spellbinders. 

On the ornament below I used denim from the Blue Gene Baby Etsy shop.

 Here are the instructions for how I made the last ornament.
I used Crafty Power Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to create the design.

 After removing the backing, I sprinkled Fairydust Glitter over the adhesive and rubbed it in until it wasn't sticky anymore.

Cut several pieces of tulle into circles.
I used fringe scissors to cut the edges.
I adhered the tulle layers together with Fabri-Tac.
I adhered a flower made with several of my flower dies from Spellbinders to the tulle circles
with Fabri-Tac.
I used Glue Gloss on the edges of the Tulle.
I sprinkled Fairydust Glitter over the Glue Gloss.
I adhered the flower to the bulb using 3D Dodz from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I tied a tulle bow using the Bow-it-All and I added 3D Dodz so I can adhere it to the ornament.
I used a heat gun to make the tulle all wonky.
I finished by adhering the bow to the ornament.
Special tip: When putting glitter back in the bottle make sure you take the lid off over a piece of paper to catch the glitter stuck in the threads.
Here are close ups of the finished ornament:

Here are the blogs on today's blog hop:
Donna Salazar Designs You are here
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs
Donna Salazar Designs - Mistra Hoolahan
100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger
ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer
Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag
Clearsnap – Debbie Cole
Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell
100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo
Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman
ICE Resin – Jo DeSerio Jones
Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer

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  1. Wow Donna!!! Your ornaments look so hard to do but the tutorials show how easy it was. Thanks so much for inspiring.

  2. DELIGHTFUL - thank you for the tutorial and inspiration!!!
    Looking forward to hopping along :)
    ... a little sad that only open to US residents though.

  3. What a fun and easy handmade Christmas ornament. I will be making these to place on top of each gift that I will be giving to my family this year. Thanks for the quick and easy ideas, love your peony die my favorite.

  4. I love the ornaments, i already have the fairy dust, will go get a globe today, thank you,

  5. wow! These are all so beautiful. thanks so much for the tutorial!

  6. The ornaments are beautiful. thanks for sharing detailed descriptions on making them.

  7. Hello!

    Beautiful project! Thank you for the great tutorial! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  8. WOW! These ornaments are absolutely gorgeous!! TFS!

  9. This is gorgeous Donna! I love the denim and tulle flower all pretty and glittery. I must say your fairy dust glitter is quickly becoming my new makes me feel magical whenever I sprinkle it in a project :)


  10. I love this! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the blog hop!

  11. I love making ornaments every year!!! This is awesome!!!!

  12. Donna, Your Christmas Ornament is darling! I love the flower, glitter and tulle bow. Of course I love the denim but one could make any color of flower they wish, including red, if they are a traditional holiday guy or gal. Such a cute idea. Thanks for your sweet ideas!

  13. BEAUTIFUL! Can see a tree decorated with all the glitter sparkling!

  14. I loved the glittery, fairy dust ornaments. Fairy dust is certainly the king of glitters. Lovely.

  15. Gorgeous Christmas ornaments! Will have to try this out!

  16. Beautiful ornament Donna. I love all the glitter.

  17. So beautiful!

    Angi Mullis

  18. Will make a cute gift for friends

  19. I just love this ornament! Thanks for a great tutorial!

  20. Beautiful ornaments, I especially liked the one you showed us step by step! Awesome work, would love to try this too. I can't do the rafflecopter giveaway because I am not on facebook but I can try to figure out how to subscribe to youtube-do you need to be on Facebook for that too? Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  21. Such pretty ornaments that would be great co-worker gifts! Thanks for sharing.

  22. This is so pretty and you
    made it look so easy to
    make! Thanks.
    Carla from Utah

  23. Those look like beautiful ornaments.

  24. Ohh Donna these are gorgeous. I'm doing all handmade for Christmas this year-I will certainly give this a try.

  25. Gorgeous!! Love these ornaments to bits!!!

  26. Lovely ornament!!

    How lovely of you to have a drawing of your YouTube followers, which I am one of: JanisinIdaho. I also am a brand-new follower of yours on Blog Lovin: Janis.
    <3 J

  27. Donna, you are so creative and inspirational! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  28. Way cool! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  29. This is breathtaking design. I make an ornament for each family member each year, you have provided the perfect inspiration. Thank you for sharing it.

  30. These handmade ornaments are awesome. I have some empty ones and I never knew what to do with them. I have to try and do this. I never knew they had that kind of tape to put on the outside to add the sparkle. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project. Saved for me to try. Thank you so much for showing us how. I'm just learning so much from seeing what others are making.

  31. Wonderful and romantic, perfect as a keepsake gift for a baby's first Christmas. Just love it.

  32. As always, I love what you made. We seem to share the same style.

  33. Gorgeous ornaments - love the flowers. I follow you on Facebook and YouTube.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  34. I am so going to try these - I just love the glitter on the inside and the flowers are scrumptious!!!!

  35. Beautiful ornament! Love the flower with the tulle behind it and using the tape and glitter to make a ribbon effect, fantastic.

  36. I love the way you think outside the box as you use the different crafting tools...thank you for a new way to use my stencils!!!!