Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shaker Ice Cube Ornament /Tag

After purchasing the Martha Stewart acetate border stickers, I wondered what the best use would be for the adorable snowmen, trees, snowflakes, and words. I happened to have some clear acrylic 2" boxes that I was planning to use for Hearty clay shaker ornaments. What if I put the stickers in the boxes and added snow? Eureka! I started by putting flattened balls of white Hearty clay behind the snowman. I let this dry completely (moldy snowmen just wouldn't be right). Next I cut out a piece of double-sided snowflake printed paper to fit inside the box and tacked it down with tiny dots of Fabri-Tac glue in the corners. Next I put a tree sticker in the background and a snowflake on the outside of the box cover. I trimmed around the words and adhered it to the cover also. The dried Hearty clay snowman was glued inside the box and white Flower Soft and some MS snow glitter was added before closing the shaker box. I glued 3/8" ribbon around the box sides and formed a loop on top. The ornament was finished off with a bit of miniature holly garland. The cap on the snowman with ear muffs was made by curling a piece of pipecleaner and gluing a teeny jingle bell to the tip. I discovered that the Martha Stewart border strip package also contained a piece of adhesive backed light blue paper but when I placed it in the box the adhesive showed through the clear box so I covered the back with another decorative paper. This actually makes it easier to write on if you want to give this ornament as a gift tag. Well, I hope this explanation was clear enough for you to try to make these simple ice cube tag /ornaments. If time permits I will write up the instructions and post it on our Ben Franklin Crafts website (

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Cute idea Lynn! I made something similar to that earlier in the year at CHA.