25.10.17

Shaker Ornament Tutorial

Shaker Ornament
Hi friends, sharing a Christmas themed Shaker Ornament with a leaping deer on Chrismtas themed pattern paper and glittery handmade poinsettias.
Shaker ornaments are such fabulous little pieces of home decor and would look lovely anywhere in your home and I think the would make cute handmade gifts too.Shakers are so much fun but time consuming to make and sometimes a bit tricky...sharing an easy way to make shakers which will save you time and help you churn up a dozen to gift or sell.
Materials
Acetate- I used OHP[Overhead projector transparency sheets]. You can recycle bits of transparent packaging too
Glue - Good quality Glue which is not too runny and doesn't take ages to dry.
Shaker elements- beads, sequins, glitter balls, paper bits anything small and lightweight!
Foam- Use the thickest craft foam you can get your hands on.
Shapes - Base and Frame- I used dies...You can hand-cut also

Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Use a circle/other shaped die to cut a sturdy base for your shaker ornament. I layered pattern paper on thick card-stock and an additional layer of foam to form the base. Cut the same sized circle from acetate also.
The Dienamics [MFT] Radial Stitched Circle Stax dies and the Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame dies give perfectly fitting base and frames. Many a times shape dies from the same company dont complement each other so I was pretty thrilled with this one! [ I later bought the dienamics single stitch circle frame and sadly it does not coordinate with the radial stax so what I mean to say is if different sets of nesting dies coordinate...it's luck!]

Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
 Cut frames from craft foam. If you have thick craft foam you can quickly and easily build up the shaker using just 2 or 3 layers.
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
 Dont use the glue gun but use thick good quality glue to stick the foam layers. [ used Aleene's fast grab tacky glue].Hot glue can leave strings and create uneven bumpy areas unless you are super precise and careful!
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Tip : Allow time for the shaker well to dry nicely before you add the shaker elements as otherwise you will get sequins , beads and what not sticking to the glue on the sides.
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Once you have added your shaker elements, you can stick the acetate circle directly on the top foam frame and then add another foam /paper frame on top. 
Shaker Ornament Tutorial 
Tip: If your shaker looks a bit uneven...put the whole shaker under a heavy book or box for some time and allow time for the glue to dry.
Use the left over bits of inner foam to help stick the pearl strings/ tassels etc...Her you can happily use the hot glue gun.

I hope you liked this simple Tutorial .
Don't forget to churn up a Christmas project for Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge  which runs from 25th to the end of this month.

Supplies : Dies :  Dienamics [MFT] Radial Stitched Circle Stax , Dienamics [MFT] Stitched Circle Scallop Frame,Memory Box Leaping Deer,Marianne Design Poinsettia LR0435.

69 comments:

  1. Like your festive shaker creation. I had fun making the Halloween Spider Shaped Shaker card yesterday.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Beautiful shaker ornament.Love the rendeer and the pretty flowers.Santa is very cute.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  3. Lovely shaker ornaments!

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  4. such a cute shaker Sonia!! thanks for the tutorial!!

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  5. What a beautiful shaker ornament, dr. Sonia!! I love the poinsettias framing the deer and i especially LOVE the green Pom Pom trim - my favourite shade of green. :) excellent tutorial too with a fun santa! You've confirmed that my trouble with shakers is that i don't build enough of a wall or wait long enough for it to dry so little bits stick instead of shake. Lol

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    1. Hehe Linda the very thin sequins do like to adhere to the acetate but I think that's due to static electricity effect and it is okay!!

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    2. Going over the acetate with an anti-static bag does help in keeping small items from sticking to it.
      Have made my own anti-static bag by using a small baby bootie / sock and put in some cornstarch (can also use talcum powder, baking soda, or baby powder) and sewed shut. Works like a charm especially when embossing on cards.

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  6. Love this shaker ornament!
    thank you for sharing!
    I always use foam tape.
    must try this.

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    1. Foam tape is more time consuming and difficult to build height so I found this method much easier and neater looking

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  7. Wow a stunning project Sonia, thanks for making a tutorial for us to see how you made it too.

    Sue xx

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  8. Wonderful creations. Love the new dies.

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    1. Yes I am so glad I invested them though I do have beautiful useful circel dies from lifestyle crafts. I like the impressions of the radial stax dies and the lovely scallop inner edge of the frame ones

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  9. I loved the non traditional colorcombo on first one ! Loely shaker ornaments :)

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    1. Thank you Pooja ...green and blue is my current obsession!!

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  10. This is so gorgeous!! I love the shaker and the sparkly deer!! The flowers are beautiful!! And your tutorial is fabulous, too!! Love it, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Gorgeous shaker ornament! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! xxx

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  12. A fabulous ornament Sonia, beautifully decorated.
    Thank you for the step by step instructions.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  13. You have certainly used these Dies in a super way. Love your Christmas ornaments, so pretty.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie...I have a serious die obsession!!

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  14. These are absolutely amazing!!!

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  15. What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for the tutorial. xx

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  16. Gorgeous ornament, Sonia! Love all the sparkle from the glittery elements. And thanks for the tutorial on shaker ornaments. I would like to make some of these!

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  17. I love both your wonderful ornaments. The shaker theme is perfect here.
    The reindeer one you featured on this post is so beautiful. The reindeer itself is so glittery and pretty and I so love the blossoms you used. So glittery and sparkly...just perfect.
    Whenever I have made a shaker card, my bits of confetti etc do stick to the sticky sides of the foam tape. I think I need to invest in some Aileen's tacky glue to use the glue method you have described here.
    Thanks for designing for the Rudolph days Challenge.

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    1. Aleene's glue is perfect for this Maureen though generally I dont like using it as I have to squeeze the bottle real hard!!

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  18. Great work on your Rudolph day creation, thanks so much for sharingthe steps. Shaz in Oz.x

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  19. Beautifully done! Loved your tutorial, and these dies work perfectly for shakers! Thanks for the inspiration, dear friend!

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  20. LOVE how bright and festive this turned out!

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  21. Beautiful shaker ornament Sonia...thank you so much for the tutorial..

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  22. Hi Dr Sonia,
    what a very stunning creation.
    That designs is very beautiful and so very pretty.
    Stunning poinsettias also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  23. A really gorgeous ornament. Why have I never thought of using craft foam for shaker cards? I spend ages trying to position foam pads precisely!
    Jane

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    1. Jane me too...I used to spend a lot of time with little bits of foam too especially when making a circle shaker...and it was challenging to fill the gaps perfectly!

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  24. Beautiful shaker :)

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  25. Dear Dr Sonia
    Amazing. I will try to make some as gifts. Thank you so much. I always open your blog and it is bookmarked I had to leave most of my stuff in Sri Lanka as I was overweight. cardstock etc is very cheap in Sri Lanka. craft foam with the sticky side is available in Sri Lanka.Anyway I love the idea,colour combination and your explanation as well.Tc Stay blessed

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    1. So good to hear from you Surekha. I tried with sticky sides craft foam but it is a bit crazy for the frames as they stuck so fast on contact that it was difficult to get the perfect layering easily and it was more of a struggle so I recommend foam without an adhesive backing as its quicker!

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    2. Thank you Dr Sonia for your support. I will make a project for the Rudolph challenge. I have to give gifts for Rashidas teachers and I will take the ideas from you. Tc Stay blessed

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  26. Thanks for this amazing artwork Sonia, this the thing I have been looking for. A perfect craft work for this Christmas that I can share this with my students in upcoming classes. And I do love your other DIY artworks.

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    1. So happy it will be of help to you

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  27. You are so creative, Sonia! These are just amazing! Thanks for the fun tutorial. Great inspiration!

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  28. Ohhhhhh this is gorgeous! I have always wanted to make one! Thanks for sharing the tips!!!!!!!

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  29. Love the cute shaker ornaments. Great tutorial. Thank U.
    I may try making these using my small 3 inch embroidery hoops.

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  30. Great job and love your projects. Love the Aleene Fast Grab Tacky Glue besides the Aleene Fast Grab Tacky Spray Adhesive. Will have to try your technique and hugs!

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  31. So gorgeous in every way.

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  32. What a gorgeous ornament, Sonia! I can picture the happiness a child would feel hanging this on a tree, year after year -- it is LOVELY and sweet, and full of the traditions of all things Christmasy! Fabulous creation, my friend! hugs, de

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  33. Beautiful ornament. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  34. Thanks for showing us how you created this beautiful shaker ornament! I love every little detail with the leaping deer and those pretty flowers!

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  35. I love your beautiful shakers, Sonia! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing the instructions, my friend. Kisses!

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  36. Gorgeous shaker ornament Sonia..Loz

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  37. Such a pretty shaker ornament Sonia.....thank for sharing the tutorial. I would really like to make some of these for Christmas.

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  38. What a beautiful Christmas ornament, Sonia! I love all that sparkle and the little tassel!

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  39. Amazing shaker ornament, and thanks for the tip on glue! Hugs

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  40. This is so pretty Sonia. I love the shaker. Nice idea.

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  41. Another GREAT idea and tutorial from you Sonia, this is so very pretty.
    Faith
    x

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  42. This is a really beautiful creation, some lovely images and a fabulous design.

    Kath x

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  43. Stunning and love the shaker theme..xx [aNNie]

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  44. Wow!! Looks stunning...will definitely try this.

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  45. Gorgeous shakers. I love the colouyr on the first one and that tassel. I have some enmty ds tape spools on my desk waiting to be turned into Christmas ornaments. Hugs Mrs A.

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  46. What a interesting, lovely

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  47. The deer looks very 'touchable' and stands out so nicely among the white poinsettias on this great shaker card (I've never tried to make one, despite buying the fuse tool to do just this!) Appreciate the easy-to-understand tutorial as well. It's nice to see the photos with the explanation - as I'm a visual learner. Love those great dies too! TFS & thanks for visiting after my being MIA for so long. Hope all has been well in your part of the world. Hugs

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  48. It's beautiful, I love those flowers. x

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  49. Oh what a lovely ornament and the that shaker element is too exciting.. in love with shaers... beautiful as always!!

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  50. Love the leaping deer ! :-)

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  51. shaker ornament tutorial was super.i love it

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  52. They are just GORGEOUS!!Love that they are shakers!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  53. Beautifully crafted ornaments & great tutorial!

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  54. That's a very pretty ornament dear.. Hope you had a great diwali

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  55. Hi Sonia! I'm coming again to tell you that you are the winner of my 2nd Bonus candy. Please email me to craftartista@gmail.com and give me your address to send you your package. Kisses, my friend.

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  56. Hi, Sonia! I'm back with a hug and a hello - thank you for your kind comment on my blog! xx

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