Christmas Ornaments

I shop at Aldi's.  You have to save where you can save, so we buy at least 70% of our groceries there.  They have these Danish rolls that are so good.  They're from the refrigerator section and you unroll, stuff and bake.  Oh my warm blueberry danish is one of the family's favorites.  Anyway, enough about food.  I used parts of the can to make Christmas ornaments.  There is a small aluminum disk inside the can.  There is also a cardboard tube - but that's for a later post.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a 1/8" hole in the rim of the disk, and threaded a 9" piece of jute as an ornament hanger.

After a few experiments, I found you can cut the circle from George at 1.9" actual size and it fits both sides of the disk. Using 3-M fast drying white glue it is easy to attach the paper to the disk.

Then I used scraps of this and that to decorate the disks. One has gold ribbon glued around the outside of the disk.  I probably won't do that one again.  The ribbon wasn't quite wide enough and the pleats don't lay flat.  The colored beads are from the dollar store.  They were 6 assorted color stands for $1.  You only use 9" a disk so you can a LOT from one group.  The pearls are just stung pearls that come from JoAnn's.  I used Prima poinsettias one one and white flowers from Michael's one another.  The deer and other punch outs were from my stash. 

If you decorated only one side of the disk, it could be used as a gift tag.  I'm entering this at Paper Cutz Challenge for their anything goes project challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have the time, please leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you.



  1. how cute they are just adorable,,,, my e-mail address has changed..jelanum@gmail.com or junelanum246@comcast.net

  2. WOW...These are awesome! Who would have thought you used the aluminum disk inside the can as a base. VERY creative. I can't wait to see what you do with the cardboard tube!

  3. I've already commented on these awesome projects that you made but I just wanted to say thanks for signing my guestbook...Sorry to hear that you're under the weather. Hope you get to feeling better real soon!

  4. WOW!!! Your ornaments look awesome. I enjoy recycling items too. I bet you could use juice can lids also. A great way to use leftover little bits.Thank you.

  5. Super cute "IDEA" love it!!! I hope you feel better soon!!

  6. Oh my!!!! I am so thrilled with this ornament idea! I'll be collecting some lids! Thanks for sharing this idea!


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