Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Cloche Ornament…on the cheap!

Hey ya’ll! I’ve been wanting to show you these ornaments I made for a while, but I’ve been sitting in the hospital with our middle son for four days.  He was having an extended video EEG.  I’m home now, so here’s  my ornaments and how to make em’!

Christmas cloche ornament

I saw a tutorial for these on the internet from My So Called Crafty Life…she did a great job, and I just had to make them too!
To make these stinkin’ cute ornaments you’ll need some plastic wine glasses from the Dollar Tree…(oh, and don’t throw away the bases of the glasses..I have another project I’m going to show you that uses them!)……

dollar tree

Here’s a pic of them outside the package.  I used my dremel tool and cut off the top of each one…you can see in some of the other pictures on down, how much I cut off, I forgot to take a picture after I cut it. If you don’t have a dremel, I suppose you could use a fine tooth hack saw or something like that.  Ya’ll are smart, I’m sure you could figure out another way to cut it off too!

dollar tree wine glass

You’ll also need a 3” scalloped punch, or if you have a cricut or silhouette cutting machine, you could use that to cut 3” circles or scallops too I’m sure. (or you could just do it the old fashioned way, and trace a circle and cut it out!)

3 inch scalloped punch

I used some chip board and my punch and punched out a dozen circles. That’s how many wine glasses I bought. :0)

punch chip board or heavy cardstock

I went to Hobby Lobby and they had all the little items for miniature trees 1/2 off, so I loaded up!  I LOVE miniatures!
Have I ever told you guys I have five doll houses?!! (one is still not built…I’ll get on that one day) 

miniatures

Next, I just hot glued my little miniatures on the chip board I had punched out, making sure the tallest thing was in the middle so the cloche would fit over it without touching.  I then put a nice bead of hot glue around the bottom of the wine glass, and stuck it down to the chip board base. (OH..and you can see how much of the wine glass I cut off with the dremel tool here too!)

easy christmas ornament

I made a hanger for the top with a  styrofoam glitter ball I got at Michaels, and just stuck some wire through it and made little hooks on the bottom to keep it from coming back through. (I’m thinking if I had it to over, I would have used much thinner wire…hindsight is 20/20) :0)

how to make a hanger

I made a little funnel out of paper and used it to pour white glitter into my ornament…..

add glitter

I found some tinsel at Walmart that looked like vintage tinsel…it was only $2.00 for a pretty decent sized roll. I used it to camouflage the top of the glass where I cut it off…..

vintage tinsel

Then I just hot glued the tinsel and the glitter styrofoam ball on top of the “cloche” wine glass, and it was finished!

Christmas cloche ornament

I made several different ornaments…some with nutcrackers, some with mini Christmas trees, and some more snowmen ones. I LOVE them and they really were so easy! The hardest part was cutting the tops of the glasses off.  I made 12 of them while sitting in a hospital chair……why yes, I did take a craft bag to the hospital! Including hot glue! Ha! Did you expect any less?! lol :0)

Hope you all enjoyed the ornament! Stay tuned and I’ll show you what I did with the bases to the wine glasses. The next project literally took 15 minutes to do!

Blessings
Missy

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Missy- That is just darling and thanks for the tutorial. I love them and you did a great job. I am so sorry that your son was in the hospital-that is NO fun- especially this time of year. We are so glad our little guy is home and well for Christmas. I hope the same for your son. Blessings- xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so cute, Missy...thanks for the tutorial! Sorry to hear your son is in the hospital...hope the EEG gives some answers...XO

Peggy W said...

Oh Missy, these are simply adorable! I think I am going to have to copy your idea with the girls in the jr high youth group next year!! Then we can put them on the tree for the Christmas and everyone will get to take one home!! I'll have to keep my eyes open right after Christmas when everything gets reduced even lower. Thank you for sharing this great idea and I can't wait to see what else you did. XOXOX

Karen H said...

Missy, these are just darling! I think even I could make these!! :)

I hope your son is doing well.... you and your family are in my thoughts. XO

Leave It To Davis said...

So, are you selling those on Ebay? Love them!!! Hope your son is okay!!! Nothing like being in the hospital to put a damper on the holidays!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

These are so cute!

Deanna

Gail Wilson said...

Missy--those ornaments are too darn cute! :) You did a fabulous job, and I love those miniatures. :)
Hoping the hospital tests help your son get better.

gail

Marilyn said...

I must have missed this post!! I'm glad things are better and pray for good health for your son. These are so cute and I'm planning on getting some of the wine glasses after Christmas. It seems I need a year to get things done anyway!♥♫

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