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Sparkling Swirls Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Create your very own gorgeous homemade Christmas ornaments with a leftover product container and some beautiful embellishments. The Sparkling Swirls Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments looks store bought when finished and it is such a fun mixed media art project. Grab your favorite flowers, rhinestones, and ribbon and decorate a container that looks like a standard Christmas bauble. You'll save money and do good for the environment when you make this exciting Christmas craft. This tutorial features turquoise and peach options, and each one will make a completely stunning adornment for your tree.

Sparkling Swirls Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Materials for Turquoise Ornament:

  • 519209 Christmas Bubbles Flower Container - Turquoise
  • 511371 Say It In Crystals Star Charm - Silver
  • 517366 Say It In Crystals Swirl - Clear
  • 517939 Say It In Crystals Center - Silver
  • 519490 Elysee Ribbon Trim
  • Organza Ribbon
  • Christmas Ornament Hook

Sparkling Swirls Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

Materials for Peach Ornament:

  • 519193 Christmas Bubbles Flower Container - Peach
  • 511364 Say It In Crystals Star Charm - Amber
  • 517380 Amber Say It In Crystals Swirl
  • 517939 Say It In Crystals Center - Amber
  • 519520 Elysee Ribbon Trim
  • Organza Ribbon
  • Christmas Ornament Hook

Sparkling Swirls Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments


1. Poke a hole in the center of the container's lid.

2. Using the ribbon that is tied around the original Bubbles container (or another thin ribbon or cord); tie a knot on to the Crystal star charm. Add a thick knot in the ribbon about 1 inch above the charm. (This will hold the charm in place when the ornament is hanging up.)

3. Thread the opposite end of the ribbon up through the hole in the lid.

4. Tie a knot in the ribbon (above the lid) so the charm dangles freely (test length by screwing the lid on the jar.) Set the lid aside.

5. To fill the inside of the jar leave about 1/3 of the Christmas Bubble flowers and leaves inside. Shake the jar a bit so that some of the glitter on the flowers shakes off and coats the container. Cut a few strands of organza ribbon to mix in with the flowers. (The organza adds texture and sparkle.)

6. Glue a piece of trim around the neck of the jar. Fabri-Tac works well for this!

7. Add a crystal swirl to the side of the jar . . . just off-set from the center. (I found it easiest to screw the lid back on to determine where the center was.) Feel free to cut your crystals apart to create the perfect swirl for the ornament!

8. Glue on a few Christmas Bubbles flowers and add a Say It In Crystals center to the arrangement.

9. Screw on the lid making sure the star is centered (if it isn't simply twist the ribbon around a bit.)

10. Tie a Christmas ornament hook to the other end of the ribbon.

11. Finish the ornament off with a large cream organza ribbon tied to the top of the ornament.

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How beautiful. I love these little ornaments. I can think of so many ways to use these instead of just hanging them on a tree. You can use them in bowls on the table as a centerpiece. You can even use them to decorate gifts. Of course, they would look beautiful on the tree too.


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