When I do vintage projects I always have my great grandmother in mind.  I met her, but never knew her.  My mom did though.  I think about a strong farm woman in Nebraska cooking, loving, and being.  I see her being frugal with her materials.  So, I didn’t cut off the tails to make them shorter, I used what I had.  On my favorite ornament there are three knots in the tails.  This is because I could either cut them to be the length I was imaging or find a way to use what was there instead of throwing it away.

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  1. Tag: Eye Connect Crafts – Small Arched Tag.  Sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Red Barn and Suede.
  2. Images:  Canvas Corp Brands – Better Not Pout. I scanned this, resized them, and printed on thin copy paper.  I then  used water around each side so that I could pull of the paper and it would have a ragged edge.  Each edge was distress with Distress Ink – Walnut Stain.
  3. Paper Beads:  These were created with Peanuts and Pretzel paper.  I brushed on Glimmer Mist – Red Barn, and then sprayed on Glimmer Mist Suede.  I cut them 1 inch on the long side, tapered into a point.  Then I wrapped them around a paintbrush handle, and glued them with Mod Podge.  Allow to dry, make sure that the tail end stays adhered.
  4. Braided Jute:  I did this several ways.  I will describe the  best way!  Cut 3 lengths of 40 inches, yes that long!  Tape them together at one end and again at 5 inches in.  Braid all but about 5 inches.  Tape where you ended braiding and at the end.  Weave the braid through the holes, creating a loop at the top, and making sure the tails that aren’t woven through are somewhat even.  Tie a square knot at the base of the tag, tight to the tag.
  5. Finishing the Jute:  Remove the tape that is about 5 inches in.  Tie a knot. Thread the paper bead on.  Tie a know tight to the bottom.  Remove the tape at the end.  Tie 3 knots in each tail.  Repeat on the other tail.


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4 thoughts on “Vintage Christmas Lace Up Ornaments

  1. Love your lace up ornaments. Love how you’ve laced them up !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  2. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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