Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot.....

Please don't kill me for posting a Christmas project before Halloween! Jess here with a fun upcycle project for you.

I have gotten a jump start on my holiday crafting and hope to inspire you to start too.  There are some many awesome images available from Altered Pages for your Christmas craft projects.  For this vintage tart tin ornament, I chose the kitten image from the 50's Christmas sheet. I punched the image out using my circle punch and set it aside.

I used an awl to hammer a hole in the hop and a hole in the bottom of the tart tin.  I put a jump ring in each hole to make my hanger and the tassel.

To make the hanger and tassel I dyed my seam binding by using my various sprays.  I also took some bits of vintage lace to add extra interest.  I tied a single bit of seam binding though the top jump ring and just knotted it to secure it.  For the tassel I pulled the bits of seam binding and lace though the jump ring.  I used a vintage mercury glass ornament on the tassel to complete the look.

Once I had all of my ribbon and lace on I used adhesive dimensionals to raise up the image and then hot glued it into the tin.

These are so easy to make and totally addicting.  I have made a ton.  The hardest part is choosing which images you want to use.
Happy crafting!


  1. This is adorable. Several of them on a ribbon would make a terrific banner!

    1. awesome idea Tristan, we can mak e that a KIT!

  2. I adore this and it will make a great gift or keeper!

  3. Cute (not ready to mention the holiday) ornament. LOL I think these would make an adorable banner!

  4. Very cute Christmas ornament ♥

  5. Love this idea for the vintage tin. Great job, Jess and welcome.

  6. SO cute, what a fun ornament! :)