Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ballard Designs Inspired Ornaments ~

So as I was flipping through my recent Ballard Designs catalog, I landed on these (6 for $19.99) and instantly thought "I can make these". And yesterday I did...

I started with a Goldfish box - any cardboard or even heavy card stock would work great - but this I had on hand.

I then sketched out the bird, cut it out and traced it onto the cardboard.

I grabbed my exacto knife and waala - we have a bird.

I then traced the cutout bird onto my sheet music -I am lovin' my Goodwill find!



I turned to the one and only Mod Podge and glued the sheet music to the cardboard cut out.

Ta-da...


I just couldn't stop and made this one as well...
I linked this project up to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

I also linked these to Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday - I know, these aren't furniture, but holiday decor indeed. Be sure to check out the party, there is also a giveaway!

Just added this project to Saturday Nite Special over at Funky Junk Interiors. I always love scrolling through all of the great ideas that join this party.

Centsational Girl is hosting a DIY Ornament Party and I added this ornament. I am off to check out all of the great ideas.

44 comments:

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

I saw those ornaments too and LOVE them, I may even like yours better!

Have a great Wednesday!

-Tammy

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

I am TOTALLY going to copy you with the birds...thanks! :)

every day is a gift... said...

lovely...lovely!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love the dove but the Fleur de Lis is toooooo cute. I have to make me one! With all the Goodwill shopping I have done lately you would think I would come across a music book! I'll keep my fingers crossed. Great project....Thanks!

Carla said...

Beautiful and so creative!!!! TFS

Hopeful Housewife said...

Love the birds, but I think I like the fleur de lis even more!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

"Just sketched it out"? : ) I wish I could do that! They turned out great and I think that Goodwill sheet music is your score for the year! Of course, it goes without saying that I love the fleur {but, I love the fleur!}.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Beautiful--this is something even I can do! (except I'll have to trace the bird!)

Mom's Place said...

Great job! Those look so much better than just nice! They are stunning!

Love the Decor! said...

OOh I love the fleur d lis. Love it, just can't spell it :)

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh my, you are so clever. They are awesome !

Jane said...

Chelsea,
These look really great. I love the sheet music....it evokes such a great vintage feel!
Jane

Angie said...

Looks fab! I so share your love of Flur de lis'!!!

blushing rose said...

How cute & clever!
TTFN ~ Marydon
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LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love those....I saw those and thought of making them too...I've been working on making burlap birds like Ballard's..... I LOVE the ones you did. They look amazing!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow! I love them! No one would guess that you used trash (empty box) to make them!

~ RM said...

First, I want to thank you for your sweet comments on my project!
Second- I want to congratulate you on a beautiful project!! That takes talent and patience! I would have chucked that knife across the room! Nothing is more frustrating to me than cutting cardboard~ wierd, but it drives me nuts!!
These are great... Good job!

Mom's Place said...

You have come the closest!!! The pictures are of areas in Chile!!!

Miss Obara said...

Chelsea-I love how you see something and you just do it...
I love the Ballard catalog too and I've been eyeing that simple simple paper chain out of craft paper (or brown paper bag,here). HHHmmmm.....maybe I should stop reading and start doing!
Thanks for always inspiring.

2sisters said...

I love your darling ornaments. You HAVE to enter this contest with them. Here's the link
http://thethingswemake.blogspot.com/2009/11/think-you-can-make-winning-handmade.html You could so win with them!!!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Beautiful, as always. Watch out, Ballard Designs!
Any ideas on how to make their great folding chairs? - just kidding.

Danielle

theborrowedabode said...

Again, another fabulous idea I'm going to have to copy! :)

Kim said...

These are so cute. It's nice to fill up a tree with not a lot of $.
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Robin said...

adorable and beutiful. Great job.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I’m a HUGE Ballard fan or should I say admire (their stuff is sooo pricy). I’ve had my eye on their super cute red and green polkadot stockings for a few years now but I just can’t do it. Anyhoo back on track….I’m loving the ornaments and what a GREAT idea to look for sheet music at GW. I’ll need to keep my eyes open for some.
http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing your Ballard birds!

I made these as soon as I saw them too, but used a different method. I scanned the page into my computer, cropped the picture, printed in 8x10, and cut the bird out. Next I downloaded some christmas sheet music, did a sepia wash on it and printed the sheet music onto cardstock. Finally I used my cut out bird to trace an image on the sheet music and cut out my finished project.

Those of us with less artistic talent must rely on computer printing;-)

Susan

Jeanne Selep said...

Simple but Looks great!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea...love, love, love these ornaments!

Enjoy your weekend!
~Michelle :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! I love those. I am very inspired by your inspired ornaments. Perhaps I'll have to make some... Thanks for linking up to FFF. Ornaments are definitely a "home furnishing!"

Magic Brush said...

Soooooo cute!!!

KMfamily ;-) said...

thats a great easy way to fill in a tree.
great job & thanks for sharing!

you could even add some fine glitter to those too...would sparkle so nice with the christmas lights.

Denise said...

darling, just darling!

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet and simple.
thanks for sharing the how to's

blessings

barbara jean

PS glad i found you.
signed up to follow so i do not miss anything!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Yow... even I could make this!! Adorable adorable adorable! You come up with just the coolest stuff.

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

Happy Nester said...

Love them! Way to go making these your self. Yours turned out wonderful, and I am sure you saved a ton. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

so cute! I love the sheet music

Sandy said...

You did a great job, going to have to copy this one. Love them!!! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Risa said...

This is such a cute idea!

Puanani503 said...

I love this idea..never would've thought! I'm going to try this idea, thank you so much for sharing it:)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You're one of my winners at FFF. Go check it out!

Fabulously french said...

The ornaments that you made are gorgeous, I may just have to make some for our tree....

A bientot,

Leeann

Susan said...

I love these! Very inspiring!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

wow! It looks relatively simple and looks beautiful! i love your style!

Nela said...

So lovely!

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