I picked these up at a Goodwill store. When I have the chance to thrift store shop, Goodwill offers a 1/2 price sticker item each week. Typically they post the color of the sticker they are offering half price. You can snatch up great buys for under $1.00.
The fabric that you see below was also purchased at a Goodwill store, and the glitter was given to me from someone whose neighbor was going to throw it out.
I happened to be reading other blogs I follow, and found this pattern for these fun crocheted ornaments:
Simple Statement Ornaments
I took leftover cotton yarn that I had from crocheting teacher gifts and other items (in Christmas colors), and in solid pastels.
For the Christmas colored ones, I decided to use a canning lid for the center. These would frame photos very nicely also.
The wooden rings I purchased are about 3 inches wide. The regular sized canning lids fit perfectly behind these rings.
The canning lid fit like a glove, when placed white side down, on the backside of my ornament. I decided to decoupage the back side with leftover fabric, and the front side with silver glitter. I let that dry.
When these lids were completely dry, I purchased quilling paper in green and red. I thought it would be easier to glue the canning lids to the wooden rings, prior to gluing the quilled holly and berry on to it.
Finished Ornament with Quilled Holly Leaves and Berries
For paper quilling instructions on making holly leaves and other shapes, visit Paper Quilling Instructions
These are so fun to make. You could decoupage the lid front side with dried flowers, vintage photos, or scraps. These rings had hooks in them, so I was already to attach hangers when they were completely dry.
You never know what you'll find, or make, with thrift store goodies.