Saturday, 22 December 2018

* Gecko Galz: Deck The Halls - Tree Ornaments


Have you been following the 24 Days of Deck The Halls over at the Gecko Galz blog? The DT have made some incredibly beautiful pieces!

Today is Day 21 and I made some tree decorations.

Please excuse my tree :)  when I wrote this blog post I didn't have my Christmas tree decorated. As you can see I used my 'money tree' plant as a substitute.

Star Tree Ornaments

The background paper is from the Merry and Bright paper pack and I used a large stitched star die to cut it out. I then cut 8 star frames using ordinary white card and finished with some gold textured paper from my stash. This gives the star a raised frame and creates some dimension. The image was fussy cut from the Christmas Cuties collage sheet and popped on foam pads. Some sequins were added for some sparkle and a bow from the Christmas Haberdashery collage sheet was inked and added at the bottom. Fine gold tinsel was used to to hang the star from my tree and I let some tinsel dangle below the star for more sparkle.

This second star was made the same way, and uses paper from the Merry and Bright paper pack; the image is from the Little Christmas Ladies collage sheet.

Mini Photo Frame Tree Ornaments

I used 4 mini wooden photo frames for these tree ornaments. To mute the colours on the frames I gave them a coat of chalky paint in Snowflake and then added some Sparkle Medium. Both of these images are from the Little Christmas Ladies collage sheet. I glued an image inside each frame, attached some gold and silver ribbon, then glued two frames together. I added metallic beads to the ends of the ribbon to dangle below the ornament.

Here is the back of the frame decorations:

The angel is from Winter Blessings collage sheet and the reindeer is from Reindeer Games collage sheet.

You can find my Santa Art Doll and Christmas Tree Angel here.

That's all from me for today.

There is still some time to join our December Snow Queen challenge where the Winner will get a
$25 shopping spree 
at the Gecko Galz shop.

The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product ...
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 1st January with more Gecko Galz  projects.

Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 


Vintage Star Decorations 
Crafter's Castle #12 Christmas Ornaments 29/12
Brown Sugar #285 Christmas Scenes/Events 30/12
Die Cuttin Divas #400 Happy Holidays 01/01 (#3)
As You Like It  AG 01/01
*Moving Along With The Times #87 Anything but a Card 01/01 Jackie's Prize
Vintage Journey Star Light Star Bright 02/01

Framed Vintage Images 
Jo's Scrapshack #265 AG 28/12
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #417 AG Xmas 27/12
Daring Cardmakers Let's Decorate 10/01

I am still having trouble with Blogger. 
I'm sorry, but I cannot comment on blogs that only allow Google account users to leave comments. For some reason, if you have comment moderation then I can comment. I have no idea why and any suggestions are most welcome!

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. I love your ornaments! Such a cute idea!

  2. Hi Carole these decorations are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Those are beautiful ornaments! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.


  4. Your decorations are gorgeous and much nicer than bought, thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at MAWTT, xxx

  5. Wonderful ornaments. Thank you for joining our “Happy Holidays” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  6. Fabulous tree decorations, love the papers used. Thank you for joining us this week over at Daring Cardmakers and Happy Christmas.


  7. How beautiful and festive your ornaments are, Carole! Beautifully done, and each one so different! Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope to see more of your inspiring creations in the future. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. Very pretty decorations, and some cute images there, well done. Happy Christmas.

  9. So fun! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  10. Very beautiful ornaments! Thank you for entering our challenge at Brown Sugar and good luck! Alina DT

  11. What a wonderful post with all of your beautiful ornaments Carole! I just love the images on your gold edge star ornaments! thanks so much for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey Star Challenge! Julia xx

  12. I love your beautiful vintage ornaments! A belated Merry Christmas to you, Carole!

  13. Adorable stars, thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey,

  14. Gorgeous! Sorry I am so late in visiting but wanted to thank you for sharing with us at AYLI. Hope to see you at all of this year's challenges! Big hugs, Squirrel xx

  15. Wonderful ornaments!!! I love them! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  16. I love the vintage feel to your decorations. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. xxx


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