Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Peace Ornament...

...we're still packing like crazy around here...pretty soon we'll be living out of boxes...

...but I couldn't let the Christmas season pass without making an ornament...or two...or three...to commemorate the year...right?...

...so I sketched out my design...and then went in search of materials...and found these sort of particle board pieces already cut into neat squares in the garage (which we're in the process of cleaning and packing up by the way)...I have no idea what they were used for...but they were here when we moved in...and they were about to be thrown away...there's a whole stack of them...

...so I lined up 4 and traced my pattern on the top one...I think 4 is about the limit I can easily cut through with my coping saw...

...then we also had a couple of tubes of caulk that were about to be thrown out too...and I thought I could use that for some dimensional effects...

...I just squirted a bunch onto the wooden ornament and smoothed it with my fingers...

...then I gave them a quick coat of white primer...and painted the little dimensional cap silver...

...next I painted the body of the ornament blue...

...even the back...

...then with a dry brush...I lightly brushed on some walnut stain...for a little antique-y effect...

...then back to the tube of caulk for some snowflakes...I made a pattern of dots...

...and then using a straight pin...I pulled the caulk to the middle to connect them...

...then I wrote 'Peace' on them (my favorite Christmas word)...

...gave them a quick coat of high gloss...

...sprinkled on some glitter...

...and they were done...

...except for the hanger...which I hot glued to the back...

...it's just a circle of beading wire...

...and now they're done...

...you can win one here...

...Peace be with you this Christmas...

7 comments:

  1. They are so pretty!

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  2. Great decs. I went to the docs this afternoon - results of routine blood test (all A okay)- and there is a lovely tree in the reception. All they need is some lovely decorations like yours!

    Have a lovely Chistmas!

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  3. I love them ~ a great craft for young ones. You have very pretty handwriting...I think that helps!

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  4. these are so simple and beautiful! happy holidays :)

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  5. Love them!! I also wanted to let you know you won the target gift card, and christmas goodie on my blog, please check out your win on my post, and thanks for following, please send your full name and address to me at rdnetting@msn.com and I will get those out to u :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, so cute!

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