Saturday, December 17, 2011

De-coupon-age ornament

As I've stated many times, one of my favorite gifts to give people are ornaments. Not only do I like to give these, they're one of my favorite gifts to receive as well. It's always great the next year to get out the ornaments and remember who gave them to you and the memories they evoke.

I have a very dear friend who is a fellow couponer. She and I have co-taught a coupon class at our workplace. We share deals and are known in the building as the couponers. So fun.

Needless to say, I really wanted a great ornament for her with coupons or money saving on it. I couldn't find anything I liked so I decided to make one. I wasn't sure how so I decided on decoupage.

During the process, I had to consult another newer friend who is an art teacher at our school. She was a great help and big encouragement. I had never decoupaged before and wasn't sure what I was doing.

When I finished the product, I was so pleased. As I was making it, I was a little concerned that my piece was not going to work out or would not be appreciated. However, upon completion, I couldn't wait any longer to give it to her. I had to give it to her the next day at school. I was so excited about it, I sent her a few texts about how great it was- in my opinion.

The next day, I ran over to her room to gift her. I was beside myself with excitement and anticipation of her reaction. Needless to say, it was priceless! She didn't even notice the other small gift that was in the bag because she just wanted to look at the ornament! (SUCCESS!!!!) It made it's way around the building to be shown and was appreciated by all.

Before a coat of glitter glue, but after the first coat of varnish.

Purple is her favorite color, so I simply added a purple ribbon. The glitter isn't seen well here. :(

If you have a couponing family member or friend, these are easy to make and supplies are not terribly expensive. Stay tuned for a how-to post coming up soon.

If you don't like coupons, use pictures, themed scrapbook papers, scraps of maps, stamps, book covers, etc. The options are endless.


  1. Hi Cheri. My very large family opted to do a ornament exchange this year and as the couponer of the family - I just HAVE to try to make this!!! I haven't been able to locate your instructions. Would you mind pushing me in the right direction? Thank you!!!! (