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A Touch of Mixed Media for a Santa Ornament

A Touch of  Mixed Media  for a Santa  Ornament by Carolyn Dube I’m going traditional with this Santa inspired ornament.  Why so traditional?  Because I have a Santa themed tree, which happens to be an upside down tree.  Can’t be too traditional all at once here.

Upside Down Christmas TreeNew the to the upside down tree world?  You can read why I love this tree here.

I bought these red ornaments a while back on sale for this tree.  I wanted to make a fun red Santa ornament.  I let the holiday stress get in the way of my plans, and these went into the closet for “when I had time”.  That was several years ago.

At first, I imagined an heirloom Santa ornament that rivaled a Faberge creation.  Then I had a moment of sanity and reminded myself that it is not a masterpiece commissioned for a royal family.  It’s a cheap red ornament for a tree.

Reminding myself it’s not a masterpiece let me actually start playing and making.  Not only do I have some for this tree, I also created enough to take care of an ornament swap I’m in!  Bonus!

Check out the video to see how to get the spray to go all around the top without moving your hands and how easy it is to make red ribbon carbon black!

Watch Create a Santa Ornament with Spray Ink and Ribbon on YouTube.

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  • Cecilia Swatton December 14, 2014, 2:38 pm

    What a clever idea, Carolyn — and the results are beautiful!

  • Vicky December 15, 2014, 8:59 am

    Such a cute ornament, knowing me I would break the glass ball somewhere in the process 🙂
    I know the upside tree for a couple of years now, one year we were actually contemplating of doing that but couldn’t figure out how to glue??it on the ceiling, doesn’t it ruin the ceiling?

    • Carolyn Dube December 15, 2014, 9:04 am

      It’s a special tree that is built that way -we didn’t have to engineer a thing for it. It is actually easier to assemble and decorate than a traditional tree.

  • Andria December 15, 2014, 10:56 pm

    You get a heartfelt “OMG,” Carolyn…I have NEVER seen an upside down tree like that and cannot believe that is your living room! Amazing! Your Santa ornament is darling!

  • Corrine December 17, 2014, 11:44 am

    Perfectly festive for an upside down tree. Love the tree in the photo. xox

  • Marjie Kemper December 21, 2014, 3:14 pm

    I can’t quite tell if you’re pulling my leg on this one….

  • Maria McGuire December 22, 2014, 12:02 pm

    EVERY time I see this tree I smile…..LOVE this video! That is some cool recycling!