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Always a Surprise!

Always a Surprise!

Hello Everyone! Happy almost December!

Have you decorated your tree? I have to say that my house is all done and ready for the most wonderful time of the year!

Are you ready for some Xmas shopping, or are you skipping that crazy shopping spree this season? If you are like me, and on a budget, stay tuned for some super easy and elegant ornament making.

Yes, I said ornaments and up until this morning I did not know I could make them, but I decided to surprise myself by doing something completely unexpected.

So, yesterday while I was at one of local boutiques, I spotted these fabulous ornaments, but no matter how compelled I was to buy them, the price tag was simply not agreeing with my temptations, and I decided to skip it. But, there was just something about those ornaments that kept me thinking about them and when I woke up in the crack of dawn, I knew exactly what to do and how to recreate them.

I went to my local Michael’s store and I grabbed several packages of their glass ornaments for DIY projects. They were also on sale and I was super exited to snatch them all up. And, honestly, these ornaments were the only thing I had to buy. Everything else I already had, that is why this project is super exiting for me. And this is how it’s done:

I first printed my vintage music notes. These are “Jingle Bells” notes and I got this file a couple of years ago and I use it a lot during holidays. One thing to keep in mind: if you are printing your own design, make sure you print on both sides of the paper. One more thing I would like to mention; The paper that I used for my prints is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lbs. Next I got a paper trimmer and cut the paper into strips. I was not really particular how wide these strips were, as long as they can easily go through the hole of the ornament. Once the paper was cut, I used a wide quilling tool and simply rolled three of the strips together; I then inserted them into the ornament and rearranged them with tweezers. Once I liked how the strips are arranged, I put the ornament topper back on. I then made a bow using an ivory satin ribbon. I cut it with a ribbon cutter from We R Memory Keepers, a wonderful tool that will prevent your ribbon from fraying. Next, I used my heat gun to attach the ribbon and the embellishments onto the ornament and I was done!

Now this does not get any easier!

Now, if you are not skilled enough and do not have time to make these fabulous ornaments, you are more than welcome to order them here. Just shoot me a message or email me directly to

Thank you all for visiting me today, and thank you for your continuous support.

There will be more exiting news coming to Lana by Lana Design site and blog so stay tuned!


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