If you follow me on social media, you know that I am a huge Denver Broncos football fan. I grew up in Colorado and have watched the Broncos for as long as I can remember. I have several Denver Broncos Christmas ornaments but this year I decided to make my own Denver Broncos football jersey ornament. Player 18 is Peyton Manning who happens to be my second favorite quarterback of all time.
My Denver Broncos football jersey ornament is day 16 of the 31 Days of Handmade Ornaments blog hop. Each day in October, one blogger will share a new Christmas ornament. Why October? We wanted you to get an early start on your crafting of course! You can see all the amazing ornaments at the end of this post.
The colors of your ribbon and paper will vary based on your team’s colors. The Denver Broncos colors are orange and blue so here’s what I used. All the links in the supplies are affiliate links.
- football jersey cookie cutter (part of the Wilton 4 piece football cookie cutter set)
- Xyron X sticker maker
- Glossy Accents with precision tip
- Silhouette Portrait
- Silhouette Portrait mat
- 3/8 inch wide orange twill ribbon
- blue glitter ribbon
- white cardstock
- dark blue cardstock
- orange cardstock
- hot glue gun and hot glue stick
1. Wrap the orange ribbon around the cookie cutter. The spool of ribbon was too large to pass through the cookie cutter so I cut a length of ribbon and gathered it into a big ball. I added hot glue where I started the ribbon. The ribbon was pulled tightly and overlapped slightly as I wrapped it. I used hot glue every couple of wraps and anytime there was an abrupt change in the shape of the cookie cutter such as peaks or large angles. I used about 12 inches of ribbon but the length may vary based on how much the ribbon overlaps.
This is the ribbon wrapped football jersey cookie cutter.
2. Trace the cookie cutter onto the orange cardstock. One side of the cookie cutter is designed to cut the cookie and is thinner than the grip side. We want to use the grip side DOWN in this step. I traced the grip side of the wrapped cookie cutter onto the orange cardstock. I found that standing up helped me make a more accurate outline.
I cut out the orange jersey.
3. Create the jersey number. The Collegiate Heavy Outline font from fontspace.com is perfect for a jersey number. I opened Silhouette Studio and used the text tool to type my jersey number at 110 pt size. I started separating the layers by right clicking and choosing Release Compound Path.
Then right click again and choose Ungroup.
I deleted the middle cut lines from all the shapes.
Next I want to group the inner layers and separate them from the outer layers. I selected the layers I wanted to group together and then right clicked and selected Group. Then I separated the two layers.
I used the Silhouette and mat to cut out the top 18 in white cardstock and the bottom 18 in dark blue cardstock. Next I used my Xyron X sticker maker to put adhesive on the back of the numbers. The cardstock is always loaded in face up.
I added the numbers to the orange jersey.
4. Add the ribbon to hang the ornament. My glitter ribbon was too wide so I cut it in half lengthwise. I attached the ribbon to the valley at the top of the jersey. I ran the ribbon through the ornament and made sure that both sides were even. Then I crossed one piece of ribbon over the other perpendicular to the ornament. This will ensure that the ornament hangs correctly on the tree. Double knot the ribbon on the ornament and then tie the ribbon ends together.
5. Adhere the cardstock to the back of the ornament. As a scrapbooker, I am picky about adhesives. The area to add adhesive to the cardstock wasn’t wide so I wanted to use a permanent adhesive that would be precise in its application. Glossy Accents is perfect for this with its precision tip. I quickly applied the Glossy Accents on the grip side of the cookie cutter and then pressed my paper onto it. Glossy Accents dries clear.
This Denver Broncos football jersey ornament is ready to hang on my Christmas tree!
Here are all the ornaments for the 31 days of handmade ornaments.
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.
Yesterday on Tuesday
The Silly Pearl
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Celebrating Everyday Life
All Things Heart and Home
Sew a Fine Seam
Creative Crochet Workshop
Shabby Art Boutique
From My Front Porch To Yours
Dukes and Duchesses
Simply Kelly Designs <– you are here
Town and Country Living <– tomorrow’s ornament
One Artsy Mama
The Crafting Nook
Our Southern Home
Love of Home
Remodelando la Casa
Knick of Time
The Cottage Market
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sum of their Stories
I hope my football jersey ornament has inspired you to create an ornament featuring something you love!
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