9.11.17

Hanging Shaker Ornament Tutorial

Shaker Ornament
        Hi friends sharing a simple handmade gift set I made recently for a friend. When you have to make something for someone who is the owner of one of the most amazing craft stores in India it is something of a mammoth challenge ! My crafter friends from India would have guessed I am talking about Shalini Mittal, the owner of Crafters Corner!
Bookmarks
I had many nervous self doubting sessions.... after all what do you make for someone who deals with the most talented crafters from all over the world day in and day out !!
Well finally I decided to make a set using the gorgeous "Hydrangea Lawns papers " Shalini  had recently launched under her own brand " Dress my craft"!
I made a set of bookmarks, a shaker ornament and a simple card all featuring the beautiful hydrangeas and I fervently hope she liked it!
Handmade Card
Now for my readers...I had earlier shared a simple Shaker Ornament Tutorial
This tutorial  is a more refined version to show how to make a more  sophisticated and neater shaker ornament!
Materials
Acetate- I used OHP[Overhead projector transparency sheets]. You can recycle bits of transparent packaging too
Glue - Good quality glue which is not too runny and doesn't take ages to dry. I am currently in love with Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue.
Shaker elements- beads, sequins, glitter balls, paper bits anything small and lightweight!
Foam- Use the thickest craft foam you can get your hands on.
Shapes - Base and Frame- I used dies...You can hand-cut also
Pearl Strings/ Thread/Rope- anything to attach to your ornament so that you can hang it.
Cut your base [ my base is circular] from pattern paper and thick card stock and adhere the pattern paper to the base.
Also cut the same shape from clear acetate [ hard to see in this picture as it is very transparent!]
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Cut 3 or more circular frames from thick foam. I used an MFT circle frame die so it was super easy.
Adhere the circle frames atop the base and layer  the frames on top of each other using a good glue. Avoid  the hot glue gun as it can be lumpy , more messy and difficult to control.
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Allow enough time for the frames to dry as otherwise your shaker elements can stick to them.
Shaker Ornament Tutorial

I used a mixture of blue and green and white shaker elements[ sequins, glitter balls , little hearts and pearls]
Shaker Ornament Tutorial
In the picture below you can see the advantage of using foam to easily make a deep shaker !
  Shaker Ornament Tutorial
Stick on the acetate to another circular frame .
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
If you are really particular of not wanting your shaker elements to stick to your acetate give the acetate a light dusting with an embossing buddy / talcum powder like the one shown below.
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Be sure to give just a light dusting as otherwise your acetate can become foggy from too much powder!
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Now stick the acetate onto your shaker and you are ready to now add a few finishing touches!
I cut a few flowers from the same pattern paper and added it to the glitter foam frame.
  Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
To form a decorative frame for the shaker you can use a doily or a beautiful die cut like the Tonic Trellis die I have used in this project.
Shaker Tutorial 
To form a matching base I used  another sheet of pattern paper from the same set and  sponged "peeled paint" distress inks   for a touch of green so that it matches the rest of my shaker. Layered the white die cut trellis circle atop it. 
When making such ornaments be sure to make your base thick and sturdy so pattern paper alone wont be sufficient.Layer the pattern paper atop thick card stock 
  Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
And here is how you can make a hanging dangler...take a wire or string...a wire is easier in some ways and thread beads or tassels on it...twist the wire. 
To attach this to your base...either you can punch a hole on the frame and twist the wire / tie the thread or add a glue dot and stick it to the back of your frame.
  Shaker Ornament Tutorial
Use glue dots /washi /any sticky tape to position a string of pearl onto the back of your frame. You may have to adjust the position of the string till you are happy!

  Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
For the final finishing touch hot glue a big disc of glitter foam [which is the same size or slightly smaller than your frame] on the back ...this will hide the attachment of the pearl string and the dangler and give a neat finish to your project.
  Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
And here is how it looks.
Shaker Ornament
I hope Shalini liked this little  handmade birthday gift set! And I hope the ideas will be useful to you my dear friends!
Hydrangea Set

Supplies : Dies :  Shaker Ornament : Tonic Trellis Circle Base Die, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles,Dienamics [MFT] Radial Stitched Circle Stax,Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame,Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday
Bookmark:Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark Tag Die
Card : Tonic Mixed Scalloped and Straight Cut Oval Layering Die Set,Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight
Papers : Dress My Craft Hydrangea Lawns
Linking to  Word Art Wednesday 308 and 309

57 comments:

  1. Beautiful work as always Sonia and you have achieved so much dimetion on the Hydrangea blooms.

    B x

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda...I usually like using 3 D flowers but am glad I cut the flowers from the paper for this one

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  2. Dimension even !!

    B x

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  3. Wow! All aof them are great, but the shaker is cool Thank you for sharing tutorial.

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  4. Oh my, Sonia, she will treasure these!! Wow!! They are stunning!! The papers are gorgeous!! You showcased them perfectly!! Your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Love all of these, my friend!! So amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Beautiful projects!!The Shaker ornament is AMAZING!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  6. Shalini is going to love it !! No doubts about it..the shaker, bookmarks n your card all are so beautiful and show the beauty of pattern paper so well !

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    1. Yes Pooja...the papers did half the job for me!!!

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  7. Beautiful creations, Sonia.Love the shaker and the colours.Such a nice gift.

    Gr, Sylvia

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  8. Beautiful sahker ornament. Love ethe papers and design. Amazing. I know your forend loed her gift as I sure do.
    Nana

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    1. Thank you so much Nana ...yes I agree the papers are so beautiful

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  9. What a stunning set Sonia..I love the Hydrangeas and beautiful lacy dies..FABulous...I'm sure your friend fell in love.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy....my first tonic die and I love it!!

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  10. Oh my goodness Dr. Sonia, your creations are absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love hydrangeas!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh my goodness Dr. Sonia, your creations are absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love hydrangeas!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  12. This is a fabulous, creative gift, Dr. Sonia! And I'm sure your friend will love it despite her expertise in the field!

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  13. A wonderful gift set for your friend Sonia, I'm sure she will love it. Beautiful papers and super designs, thank you for the step by step tutorial - I think I will be trying the shaker ornament.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  14. Stunning projects Sonia..Loz

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  15. Sonia, Once again you have created a masterpiece. This is so gorgeous and she will love it for sure. I, for one, love the tutorial and shaker cards are so nice to make and receive.
    Hugs,
    Myrna

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    1. Myrna I am so happy to have a visit from you. Missed you big time my friend!!

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  16. Thanks for the tips and tutorial Sonia
    so adorable set and lovely Shaker Hanging Ornament...
    hope you are doing well past time I just catch up all your post...nearly all I am sorry that I am late..
    I am so lazy nowaday to blogging but will be more better :)
    hope you like to visit me back
    always so happy to have your visit Doc Sonia :)
    hugs from Germany
    Monika

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  17. What a beautiful gift. I like them all but the shaker ornament is spectacular. I'll have to give that a try. I love the hydrangea paper, it's so pretty

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  18. What a stunning collection Sonia, I love the papers that you've used they are so beautiful.

    Sue xx

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  19. Oh my, I'm delighted by your gift set and especially by the AMAZING shaker ornament!!!I really LOVE the colors, the design and the wonderful papers!!! I'm SURE that also she will love them!! They are fantastic!!
    Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524494147367/

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment and so happy you liked it enough to pin it

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS, Dr. Sonia, this is gorgeous!!! i love the hydrangea paper, all your projects, and your tutorial is easy to follow, thank you!

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  21. Bee-utiful. Especially like the shaker style. This looks wonderful. Blue is a fav color of mine.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. Hi Doc, hope you are recovering from your op and your house has completed reno's.
    I am just loving this beautiful project and your step by step...take care.xx[aNNie]ğŸŽ„

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  23. OMG! Its so gorgeous...and thanks for tutorial
    http://www.ranjanascraftblog.com/

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  24. Wow wow wow!!!! These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and the little tassels you added to the shaker card!! I am SURE she loved this set!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Wow!! Your creation are just fabulous, love the shaker ornament and the card looks beautiful!! Everything is just perfect!!!

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  26. Wow!! Your creation are just fabulous, love the shaker ornament and the card looks beautiful!! Everything is just perfect!!!

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  27. Wow! What a beautiful gift set! The colors are amazing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  28. Beautiful set..Thanks for sharing the tutorial...

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  29. Super gorgeous creations mam! <3 <3 <3 I'm so jealous of Shalini now!! Lucky she is!

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  30. Learned a lot from you tutorial and will try this technique out. Beautiful shaker and love the tag. Hugs from Grangeville Idaho.

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  31. This is absolutely gorgeous, a lot of time and love went into making this for your friend.

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  32. Absolutely great creation, Sonia. Thank you so much for sharing the instruction to a such gorgeous ornament. I am sure that Rupa will love it. Kisses, my friend.

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  33. One of my most favourite flowers and you have shown the blue one here off beautifully, I love the card, the bookmarks and of course the shaker ornament, I'm sure it was received with joy.
    Faith
    x

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  34. I fail to see how your friend would not fall in love with the items you have made. The staker is a delight and I love those colours together. Hugs Mrs A.

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  35. Dear Dr Amazing, beautiful gorgeous it is awesome.I love it. I hv learnt knitting and knit these days. I hv to make some gifts but a little disturbed as my mum is in hospital. Today also bought some stuff now it is time to make. keep up and go for your target.stay blessed

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    1. WOW so awesome that you can knit. Hoping your mom gets well soon

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  36. Such beautiful projects, love the way you have used the dies and the pattern papers.....truly awesome

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    1. Thank you so much Seemaa....I looove dies!!

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  37. Oh Sonia, everything you touch becomes pure magic. Not only is the rest perfection, but I am forever thankful for your tutorials. I love learning your processes and am always inspired. All of these projects are exquisite. You are as talented as you are sweet. :) Have a beautiful day, my friend.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  38. Beautiful creations! I love that shaker ornament. It's so pretty.

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. Hugs!

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  40. Ooh, WOW Sonja! What Beautiful Papers, the colors are wonderful and I LOVE your shaker ornament - it's stunning along with the card & book marks... :)

    Theresa

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  41. Gorgeous! I am looking at this beautiful shaker ornament and thinking my old canning jar inner circle lids would make a great backing for ornaments like this. Off to look them over now!

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