Saturday, September 25, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

A couple of years ago, I received a set of beautiful hand decorated ornaments for Christmas  (from my parents).  They were remarkable and add that extra something to my Christmas tree.  This year I decided I wanted to make these ornaments.  They are super easy to make and are wonderful to give.

Here they are:
I purchased clear Christmas bulbs from my local Michaels Craft store.  They have a variety of sizes and shapes.  They come in a nice case which makes wrapping them up as a gift easier.  
Here is what I used:
  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' refill
  • Rose Red Classic Stampin' refill
  • Handsome Hunter Classic Stampin' refill
  • Gold Glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Silver Glitter from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Rub on images
I found putting the rub-ons a challenging task.  I've  decided that rub-ons are meant for flat surfaces not curved, such as glass ornaments. 
The easy part was putting the ink in with the glitter.  All you do is add a few drops of ink to the inside of the ornament.  I also added a drop of water to help move the ink around.  I then covered the opening and shook the ornament until the ink was evenly distributed around the inside of the ornament.  I poured out the excess ink and then added the glitter.  Again, I shook the ornament around until the glitter was all over.  I also had to pour out the excess glitter.  Voila, your done.

Here are some close ups of the ornaments.

As you can see they sparkle in the light.

I do plan to make more of these before Christmas.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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