Foil Pressed Ornaments: Day 4

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One thing I try to do every year with this series is offer an activity or craft that can be done with kids.  I have 2 nieces and a nephew and they are so creative and always want to get involved.  I thought this would be a perfect craft to do with them!

Foil Pressed Ornaments By Jen's Blossoms

Here is what you need:

Foil Pressed Ornaments Supplies

Cardstock or tag board, ornament template, glue (I like this Tombo variety because it stays a little sticky allowing the foil to adhere nicely), foil, a dull pencil, ink, and twine.

What to do:

  1. Begin by tracing the ornament template on to the card stock or tag board.
  2. Cut the ornaments out.
  3. At this point draw patterns and trace with glue or freehand a glue design on to the ornaments (top left below).  Make sure your shapes are not too small.
  4. Cover with foil, shiny side facing out.  Gently press the foil around the glue so ridges come through, fold foil around ornament pressing flat in back.
  5. Carefully, using a dull pencil, draw designs on to the foil (bottom left below).
  6. When the designs finished use and ink pad to apply color to the ornament.  I found it works best to hold the ornament in one hand and the ink in the other so the ornament can be moved around and pressed into the ink pad.
  7. Allow to dry for a few minutes and then wipe gently with a paper towel.
  8. Punch a hole in the top and string with twine

Foil Pressed Ornament Steps

I think my nieces and nephew will have a  blast with this!  These would also make great gift tags.  Simply cut paper to fit the back and attach with glue making a writing surface!

Happy Holidays!

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