Hello! Finally, I'm ready with today's tutorial. We're switching gears this week and working a bit more kitschy. The products I used in this tutorial are mostly vintage, and I would check places like ebay, etsy, thrift stores, and estate sales to find yourself some of the vintage elements. Or, if you're like me, you have them in your stash. Ha. Sometimes I wonder if I should call the show "Hoarders"?
Anyway, what we're working with here is a vintage milk cap. I've had these for quite some time and unfortunately do not remember where I bought them, and even if I did, I'm not sure they would have them anymore. I know Jenni Bowlin often has vintage milk caps, and when doing a search on etsy I found 287 listings. Of course, we have some in stock right now too, but they're too small for this project.
I also used a vintage doll head, a bit of vintage tinsel, a bit of vintage ruffles, Make it Merry scrapbook paper in the sweetest vintage inspired prints, and a vintage Dennison star, I put the whole thing together with my favorite Ultimate glue, and embellished with Stickles glitter glue.
Ok, let's get started, shall we?
2. Cut out your scrapbook paper and adhere to the insert, and pop it right back in.
3. I made a little bundle of vintage tinsel, a bit of vintage ruffles, and a vintage doll head and tied them together using twine.
4. Then I stamped "Joyeux Noel" on a scrap of the scrapbook paper using a stamp I found here.
5. I then punched out my words using a tiny tag punch from Martha Stewart.
6. Then I simply adhered my little doll bundle and my tag to the milk cap.
7. Embellish the whole thing with Stickles glitter glue.
8. And that's it! Now, if you wanted this to be an ornament, you could poke a small hole in the top and thread through some twine to make a loop and bow. You could glue a magnet to the back and put it on your fridge, or advent board. You could also glue a pin back to the back and turn it into a whimsical little brooch. Or, you could make it a special topper for a package.
Here's a couple of variations I made of this same project using other vintage parts I had in my stash.
The very best part about making these little ornaments? I made them while crafting with my daughter. We were able to get in TWO small crafting sessions while she was home from college for Thanksgiving. Nothing is more precious to me than spending time with the girls in my life and crafting.
I was able to put together a few kits for the doll head version of this ornament, and they're available right here. The kits contain everything you need except the Stickles and Ultimate glue. I even stamped and punched the tags for you. (patterned paper varies, but is all sweetly vintage inspired) I think these kits would make darling stocking stuffers.
Sorry for being so late this evening. If you make something similar, will you show me? I know we would love to see!
Happy creating, Cerri