Handmade Holidays Day 1

Posted on | November 7, 2014 | 21 Comments


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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Handmade Holidays Hop 2014 – Christmas Ornament

By The ICE Prince (John Creighton Petersen)


I absolutely LOVE to create ornaments for the Holidays – especially since I only have 13 Christmas Trees in my house! The ornaments that I cherish the most are those which are handmade, by myself or friends. Every year my art group has a Holiday get together where we all swap handmade ornaments. And thinking that I might actually be a little bit proactive this year, I thought that I’d experiment with some of the great supplies from our partner companies participating in this year’s Handmade Holidays Hop. Traditionally my colors for the Holidays are blues and silver, but I thought that I’d switch it up with this project and go a little more traditional with red, green and gold.

Susan Leanrt Kazmer Mixed Metal Hobnail Bezel


ICE Resin®: ICE Resin, Paper Sealer, Large Hobnail Circle Bezel, ICED Enamels Relique Garnet, ICED Enamels® Medium, Art Mechanique German Glass Glitter Chartreuse and Gold Glitz, brush, stir stick and measuring cup

Westcott: Titanium Bonded Craft Knife and Detail Scissors

Graphic 45: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection Happy Holly Day, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Roland Technologies Rowlux Films: Sea Glass Red, Moire Gold

Dies: Snowflake Pendant, Snowflake Bliss, Standard Circles Large 


Miscellaneous: dimensional adhesive



Die Cutting Prep Work:
• cut one large circle from Happy Holly Day paper
• cut one large snowflake with 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Moire Gold film
• cut one large snowflake with Snowflake Bliss from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one each of the two small snowflakes from 2013 Snowflake Pendant from Rowlux Sea Glass Red film
• cut one small circle from the Standard Circles large from Rowlux Moire Gold film

Creating the Bezel refer to image for steps
1. Mix ICE Resin® following instructions.
2. While the resin is setting up, fussy cut holly leaves (2) from the Happy Holly Day paper.
3. Paint ICED Enamels Medium onto one of the brads, then heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet – allow brad to cool completely.
4. Add a thin layer of ICE Resin into the bottom of the bezel, then place the die cut Moire Gold circle into the bottom.
5. Begin layering die cut pieces – larger red snowflake, larger holly, smaller holly, smaller snowflake, Garnet brad.
6. Fill the bezel with resin, adding german glass and glitter to add bling.
7. Allow to cure completely.

Creating Resin Paper
1. Edge the circle die cut Happy Holly Day piece with ICED Enamels Medium.
2. Heat set with ICED Enamels Relique Garnet.
3. Using the side of the stir stick, spread an even coat of resin across the backside of the paper.
4. Turn paper over and repeat for the front side, adding glitter as desired.
5. Allow resin to set completely.

Assembling the Ornament:
1. Layer large Rowlux gold snowflake onto the resin paper, securing with dimensional adhesive in the middle.
2. Adhere Rowlux red snowflake onto the gold snowflake.
3. Embellish bezel bottom hoop with a small bow.
4. Secure ribbon to the top bezel for hanging your ornament.
5. Adhere completed bezel, centered, onto the base layer of the ornament.


Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!


Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow 

Graphic 45

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth 

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke 

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing


21 Responses to “Handmade Holidays Day 1”

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  9. Clare Gotpaintinmyhair
    November 7th, 2014 @ 10:02

    Gorgeous John!

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  12. barb macaskill
    November 7th, 2014 @ 12:13

    How fabulous is this?!?!!? Absolutely stunning!

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  14. Pam L
    November 7th, 2014 @ 12:55

    What a funky ornament!!

  15. Shawn Mosch
    November 7th, 2014 @ 16:39

    This is so beautiful! You did a amazing job!

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
    Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
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  16. Debby L
    November 8th, 2014 @ 04:42

    bright and fun. the ornament really puts you in the mood for the holidays!

  17. Lynn Stevens
    November 8th, 2014 @ 10:57

    Love Love Love ice resin

  18. Jackie
    November 9th, 2014 @ 07:28

    Cool design here- looking forward to trying out my own !!

  19. Jesse Walt
    November 9th, 2014 @ 12:32

    Very original idea. Your color selections are very nice. I really liked it. Thank you.

  20. Ann
    November 9th, 2014 @ 13:22

    Beautiful ornament, so festive.

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