Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mini Magnolia Ornament Tutorial!

Hello everyone! I've gotten so many emails and questions about the plastic ornaments I made using the Mini Magnolia's. So here's my tutorial! There's LOTS of pictures, I'm sorry if they take a while to load or make your computer lag.

Supply List

Mini #3092 Tucked Tilda, Christmas Sentimen Stamp, Crafters Tacky Glue, Silver German Glass Glitter, Bakers Twine, Roses or Flowers, Crop o dile, eyelet, ribbon, Q-Tip, Oval Spellbinder Nestabilities, 2 ovals, one with your image and one with a sentiment, Plastic Ornament from Michaels (.99)

Put your stamped image and sentiment image back to back and use your Crop-o-Dile to make a hole.

Place your eyelet in the hole.

Tie your twine in the eyelet. Leaving the strings a little long. I would say 3-4 inches on each strand.

Put the image aside and get your ornament and take off the silver cap.

Pour your tacky glue inside.

Using your Q-Tip spread the glue all along the bottom of the ornament.

I made swirls to make it look like snow.

Add a few pinches of white FlowerSoft.

Shake it around covering the glue.

Then I add a little Silver German Glass Glitter and shake that around.

Now grab your image and round it around your finger.


Squeeze it into the ball, leaving the twine out.

Make sure you hold the twine, so you can control the way your image is placed.

Now, with your pinky, or maybe a pencil, push, flattening the image.

Like this....

and this...

Now pull place the twin on each sid of the ornament, centering your image.

Pop the silver cap back on.

Add bows, flowers or whatever you like.

Here' the back.

Here's the first one I did, I decorated it a little different.

And the back.

I hope this helps, if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Have a great day!


XxJULESxX said...

wow Mindy thanks! they are just gorgeous too!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
there gorgeous hunni
thanks for sharing your tutorial sweetie
hugs angelique

Gretha said...

Your tutorial is amazing and the result is wonderful
Hugs Gretha

Loz said...

oh these are gorgeous! I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for some clear ornaments and try this for next year! thanks so much for the tutorial x

Tanya said...

fabulous tutorial! these are so sweet!

Unknown said...

O my my this is so very pretty
now got to have some mini stamp
Thank you for showing how to do
Have a very good dat

Liliya said...

Thank you for such detailed and helpful tutorial!!

Maria Therese said...

Oh these are gorgeous!!

Angela Marie said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made an ornament using the same exact snnow but it stuck to the surfaces of the plastic covering up the picture, it was almost as if it was all staticky.The glue is an awesome Idea and less waste!

Annette Allen said...

what an awesome idea...thanks for sharing..

Auntie Em said...

Awesome ornaments and great tutorial. It's so easy to follow and I love the twine idea to control the image.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Maria said...

Thank you for this tutorial, it's an aswesome idea!


Sandra H said...

Hi Mindy, How brilliant this is and it looks gorgeous:) Sandra H

June Nelson said...

These are just beatuiful thanks so much for the tut I will try it xxxx

Robin said...

Great! I think I'll use part of this tutorial to make a "My first Christmas" ornament for my friend who has recently given birth :))

Moni said...

Stunning project. Love it. Hugs,moni

Renkata said...

Great tutorial, Thanks dear!

Pam said...

Thank you so much Mindy for posting the tutorial on your amazing ornaments. I admire all your lovely creations.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Mindy, You did a great job with this!!! Beautiful ornaments!

studioclaysculpter said...

Fantastic idea. I will give it a try. Great for any occasion

yvon said...

These are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for the tuturial.
Hugs, Yvon

cathylynn said...

Thanks Mindy!! When I saw projects like this I wondered how on earth did they get the image so straight and not wrinkled on the inside. You've definitely made it clear and simple and I have to say "Thank You SO Much" for sharing with us. God Bless you for your generosity!!! And... your bulbs are all GORGEOUS!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jean said...

Thank you Mindy for taking the time to teach us how to put these little Tilda's inside an ornament.. I have been so curious since I first saw yours, but knowing how busy you are didn't want to ask you to stop your business and ask to share your secret, but you did and I love it.. It is so gorgous and it looks so easy.. You are just too sweet.
Hugs, Jean

Sherry said...

WOW!!! Mindy, your ornaments are totally gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.



Unknown said...

wow this is a great job. I love the idea. Thank you very much for your lovely and very easy tutorial.

Pendra said...

Thanks for the tutorial, these are so gorgeous! Gotta get to JoAnn's or Michael's and find some of these glass ornaments!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,

Sonia said...

Wow, wow Mindy! I love this tutorial.. you are very creative. Love it!

MaryNell said...

Great Idea, Love what you did with your designs.
Thanks for sharing
Mary Nell

Betsy said...

These are so beautiful! I'm definitely going to have to try my hand at these for next Christmas!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling ornaments, Mindy! Thanks for the step by step pictorial tut! Love it!
Huggies ~

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful ornament and awesome tutorial Mindy. Thanks for sharing :o)