Oct 29, 2009

And for you, SURPRISE anoth­er Christ­mas project. I have a feel­ing this year Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes are going to be on every­thing! For the time being this lit­tle gem will sit in my curio cab­i­net until I can find it’s per­fect lit­tle hol­i­day spot.  I love how the light catch­es the glit­ter, tin­sel and mica snowflakes… it is so spark­ly.

Tomor­row, I will share a lit­tle project that will make the cutest hol­i­day swap gift.



  • First pull out the cord hang­er on the orna­ment as you will not need it.
  • Paint a cube shaped paper mache orna­ment using a Mani­la col­ored acrylic paint. Once dry ink light­ly the edges using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown.
  • While the orna­ment is dry­ing bleach three dif­fer­ent sized Bot­tle Brush trees (4.5″, 3.5″, 2.5″) I mix 2 parts water to 1 part bleach and let them just sit until com­plete­ly bleached, then rinse them off well and let dry

Ornament Base Close Up

  • Paint the chip­board let­ters (N, O, E, L) using gold paint, once dry apply crack­ling medi­um, once dry apply Mani­la paint, let dry. Light­ly apply Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown over the let­ters. Cov­er each let­ter using Instant Decoupage and gen­er­ous­ly apply coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry
  • Accent the edges of each let­ter using Gold­en Rod Stick­les, let dry.
  • Cute 6 squares of Vin­tage Sheet Music to cov­er each side of the orna­ment and attach using a glue stick type adhe­sive
  • Using a hot glue gun attach a Vin­tage Gold Tin­sel along the top and bot­tom edge of the orna­ment, trim off excess using wire cut­ters.
  • Attach a let­ter to each side of the orna­ment using a strong adhe­sive. Next apply hol­ly leaves and gold mer­cury glass beads in the low­er right sec­tion of each let­ter
  • Paint 4 small wood­en spools or beads gold, once dry attach to each cor­ner on the bot­tom of the orna­ment using a strong adhe­sive
  • Now that the trees are dry light­ly apply gold paint onto the tips of the bris­tles of each tree… I use a paint dab­ber for this. Apply liq­uid adhe­sive onto the trees and apply Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes over each tree, tap off excess, let dry
  • Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach the trees to the top of the orna­ment. Cre­ate one bow each out of red, green and white seam bind­ing and attach to each tree

Trees Close Up

  • Draw three stars onto chip­board mak­ing sure they are small, medi­um and large, cut them out, paint them gold and glit­ter them using Fine Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, let dry
  • Attach the stars to the top of each tree

Sup­plies Used: Cube Shaped Paper Mache Orna­ment, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Vin­tage Gold Tin­sel, Hol­ly Leaves, Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads, Bot­tle Brush Trees, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint Mani­la, Gold Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber, DecoArt Weath­ered Wood Crack­ling Medi­um, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Fine Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter (also love their Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter), Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Gold­en Rod Stick­les, Red, Green, White Seam Bind­ing, Small Wood­en Spools, Mat­te Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage

I sure wish San­ta would send some elves my way to clean up my scrap­room. I have glit­ter, tin­sel and scraps all over the place. You would think since I know him first hand I would have a lit­tle more pull but nope… looks like I will be clean­ing this mess up all by myself.

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