Friday, November 25, 2011

Tin Punch Ornaments

Beautiful Tin Punched Ornaments 
are easier than you might think...

(my pictures however, are not very good today, I forgot my camera at school over the weekend and had to use my iphone camera)

First you'll need tin, I used a textured tin...
I found my piece at the thrift store.
You can use roof flashing too, it's very inexpensive.



I cut out a tag board heart and traced it with a Sharpie marker onto the tin...



I used regular scissors to cut out the tin. 
Be very careful because the edges can be sharp! 
I used a sanding block to smooth the edges once the 
hearts were cut out.

I used a small hole punch to make a hole in the top and the bottom of the heart.

On the bottom I added crystals that hang from the point.



On the top I used pieces of chain from an 
old necklace. 


Next I laid the hearts on a newspaper and used a hammer and a screw driver to make dents all the way around the heart. This gave the tin heart depth...


When I was finished the ornaments were ready to hang...


Plain or with a bow...



They look great on the tree and the best part is that they are magnetic. My scrabble tiles with magnets on the back let me spell anything on them!


Here they are all packed and ready to give as gifts...



Noel!
Susan

14 comments:

  1. Very nice Susan, I liked the ones with the bow!

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  2. Very cute, Susan! I like the idea that they are magnetic because you could make changes every year using things with magnets on them.

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  3. Ohhh I love this idea!!! especially the scrabble lettered one you did.

    So cute!

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  4. LOVE this idea! The magnetic scrabble letters are also genius!

    Donna

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  5. These are delightful. Last year my friend used a die cut machine to cut snowflakes out of flashing, and I loved those...but I love the embellishments you added!

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  6. very cute! The scrabble tiles are great on them too.
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

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  7. Really cute...now I'd better get back the my own decorating!!! It's so hard not to get sucked in while peeking around at what everyone else is doing :) Laurel

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  8. What pretty and unique gifts! Thanks for sharing. I am a new FB fan from Show and Tell Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  9. Darling ornament- love the scrabble tiles and tin--very creative! Thanks for sharing :)

    Visiting from Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday linky party,
    Smiles, Suzanne at WhyCuzICan

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  10. Darling idea, and LOVE how you packaged them for gifts!!

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  11. These little decorations are so lovely! They make fantastic gifts! Your packaging is really pretty too. X

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  12. These are lovely - such a fun and bright idea I love them! You have done an amazing job on these - i want to make some for Christmas!
    Visiting from Tip Junkie
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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