Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Cardboard Loteria Ornaments

I'm all about having a colorful, Mexico/Boho inspired tree this year and these Loteria House Ornaments are going to be perfect for it!  I've included all of the printouts I used AND the pattern for the house so all you have to do is print out the images, cut out some cardboard and start gluing!  Try using photos of your family or pets or even vintage Christmas cards for this project.  It's up to you and your amazing creativity!  Remember to make a few of these ornaments for your friends...Oh, and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
 Use any kind of image you want!
The Allure Glitter looks amazing on these!

Watch how I made them here!
E-6000 Spray Adhesive
Wire & Craft Bells
Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint
Loteria Images (below)
Glue Gun
Papel Picado Images (below)
1.  Trace and cut the patterns in cardboard (below)
2.  Score along the score lines
*This makes bending them into shape so much neater
3.  Glue the pieces together
4. & 5.  Cut and glue the loteria images to the sides of the house using E-6000 Spray Adhesive
6. & 7. Cut and glue the papel picado triangles to the roof and base
8.  Poke a hole in the exact center of the base
9.  Glue the pieces together
10.  When dry, accent the edges with Allure Glitter or Gloss in matching colors
11.  Attach a bell to the end of a 5" long wire and thread it through the house from the bottom 
through the point on the roof
12.  Bend a loop on the roof and hang
Print these for the sides of the house
Print for the roof and base of the house
Print on standard size paper

Feliz Navidad!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Magical Origami Star Ornaments

These origami stars are easy to make and you can use them for the holidays in several different ways!  I'm going to hang some on my tree and turn some into Christmas cards.  Use patterned paper or stencil them like I did.  Pop a little gem in the middle and you have something super special.
Let your star shine this holiday season and don't forget to 
Make Your Mark! 
 You're a star!
 Book pages and kraft paper
Add a dab of glitter or a gem in the center....Easy peasy!
Flat back gems
DecoArt Matte Metallics in Vintage Brass
Kraft paper & book pages
Tracy Moreau Snowflake Stencil
Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Leaf and Silver Glitter
Americana Acrylics in White
Watch how to make them here!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Marbled Charger Mirror DIY

Hit the dollar store for some plastic chargers and round mirrors and make yourself some perfect little home accents!  Mix a few of your favorite colors with the new POURING MEDIUM from DecoArt and then swirl them together to create a beautiful marbled effect.  When the paint is dry, glue a round mirror in the center, a looped ribbon in the back for hanging with some E-6000 and you're ready to decorate!  Remember to visit dollar stores and thrift stores for inspiration (and to save a little money)
and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
 Perfect little accent!
 Mirror, mirror on the wall....

Watch how to make them here!
 Mix your favorite colors together and see what happens!
Just gorgeous!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Mexico Inspired Ornaments

I love everything about Mexico.  The color, the art, the architecture and the FOOD all make me fantastically happy!  It's part of why I love living in Los Angeles so much. Years ago I bought a painted, hand carved ornament in Mexico City and have always been inspired by it.  These are a cardboard and hot glue version of that ornament and I couldn't be happier with them.  Grab a few re•design with Prima silicone molds and you'll be making ornaments for the next 10 years!
We have tons of ornament DIYs coming your way so stay tuned and don't forget
to Make Your Mark!
Fabulous Frida!

Use images or just go for color!
Glue gun and tons of glue sticks
Images of Frida or sacred hearts
1.  Fill the re•design with Prima molds with hot glue
*I like to use 2 large glue guns with the big fat glue sticks so that I can fill them quickly
2.  Cut out hearts in cardboard
3.  Paint the pieces in bright colors
*I used Americana Acrylics in Bright Orange and Bright Green
4.  Cut out and glue an image in the center of one of your hearts
5.  Stencil around the image with DecoArt Matte Metallics in Vintage Brass
*I used a Tracy Moreau stencil for this ornament
6. Figure out the molded piece arrangement
7. & 8. Paint the pieces in more Americana Acrylics and let dry
9. & 10.  Dry brush the pieces with Matte Metallics 
11.  Glue the pieces to the cardboard
12.  Edge in E-6000 Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Leaf
Fiesta Fantastic!
Feliz Navidad!