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Tutorial: Make Glittery Chipboard Ornaments

26 November 2012 4,297 views 6 Comments

by rhonda

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

A while back I picked up a memory game (the kind with pairs of matching tiles) at Dollar Tree with the intent of turning the chipboard squares into jewelry. When it came time for this year's ornament making to begin, they were one of the first things I grabbed off the shelf. A set of 60 chipboard squares is enough to make as many as 30 of these simple, sparkly ornaments! Here's how.

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Project estimate:

  • Memory game, $1
  • Christmas table scatter, $1
  • Other embellishments (optional), on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Sparkle Mod Podge, on hand or about $5 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1

Total: $2 and up

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Paint two chipboard squares the same color. Try to get good coverage around the edges as well as the top surface, so that the sides of the ornament don't show raw cardboard. When the paint is dry, add a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge to make it glittery. (I love using Sparkle Mod Podge because the glitter won't come off on everything else!)

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Glue a piece of glittery table scatter to the center of each painted chipboard square.  Since the glitter from the table scatter was coming off quite easily and getting all over the place, I sealed them in with a coat of matte Mod Podge.  For this ornament, I also added a snowflake-shaped brad to each square.  Make them as simple or as complex as you want!

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

You should now have two identical halves; one will be the back of the ornament and one will be the front.

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Cut a length of ribbon for hanging.  Sandwich the ends of the ribbon between the chipboard squares and glue them together.

Tutorial: Make glittery chipboard ornaments (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

For this version of the ornament, I painted both sides of the squares and put them together in an offset manner.  Rather than using Sparkle Mod Podge, I used red glitter paint from Martha Stewart to go over a coat of satin red.  I also waited to add the table scatter pieces until after I'd glued the squares together to ensure that I got them on straight.  There are a ton of possibilities with this project!

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6 Comments »

  • Craft Project: Glittery Chipboard Christmas Ornaments | Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    […]If you already have paint, glue, ribbon, and glitter on hand (and what self-respecting crafter doesn’t?), then for $2 worth of Dollar Tree supplies you can make as many as 30 of these little guys!  I posted the how-to at Dollar Store Crafts.  [go here to see the tutorial!] […]

  • Handmade Ornament Roundup said:

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  • Dollar Store Crafts » Blog Archive Budget Gift Wrapping with Recycled Materials » Dollar Store Crafts said:

    […] a simple criss-cross of polka dotted ribbon is dressed up with a bundle of curling ribbon and a handmade ornament. The ornament is like a bonus […]

  • Ellie said:

    What is Christmas table scatter?

  • heather said:

    @ellie — “Table scatter” is a little baggie of confetti they sell at the dollar store. It’s kind of like stickers that aren’t sticky, or die cut shapes.

  • Handmade Ornament Roudup said:

    […]  Glittery Chipboard Ornament Tutorial from Dollar Store […]