Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 12 - Pretty Shimmery Things - A Christmas Ornament

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Welcome to the 12th Day of Christmas in our 25 day Blogshare!  Today is MY day to share with you all a homemade festive shimmery Christmas trinket.  Today is kind of a two for one because not only am I sharing a cute tute with you here on the blog but  I am also guest posting over at Imprintalish today.  Those of you who have been waiting for the tute on the Snow Baby Faces... you'll want to get over there...asap! Use the pattern to make your own painted ornament or perhaps even on some cute sugar cookies!  Then come back here... mmmK?!?  If you are here for the first time, Welcome!  I am so elated to have you stop by and visit my corner of craziness!

25 Days of Christmas blogshare with Parga's Junkyard and 24 other amazing bloggers!

Shimmery Christmas Ornament

So I had planned on knocking your socks off with an amazing tutorial for a wintery glitzy lamp shade for Christmas decorating.  You know how it is,  you have this idea in your head and it's going to be simply stunning... then you set out to recreate your vision and... big fat fail!  Ended up looking like a big white glittery blob!  What's one to do when they get oh so stressed out over not one but 3 failed attempts?

Move on!  So move on I did!

I bring you the glitz in another wonderful little trinket anyone can do, even got the kids involved to make one too!

All you need is some very ugly glittered plastic ball from your local dollar store, sheet music, some stamps (optional), and brown ink pad, mod podge, and some pretty ribbons or embellishments!

Oh, don't forget the glitter,  you just can't forget the glitter!

My little man, Awesome, started off his year by taking drum lessons and not long after, lost interest so I have a whole book of sheet music on hand (I pick my battles with extra curricular activites).  You can find lots on line to copy as well!  Next we sat and randomly stamped some pretty images onto plain white computer paper then ripped the sheet music and stamped images into smaller bits.  Using the brown stamp pad we "antiqued" the edges of the paper.

Mod Podge time!  Pretty self explanatory... just glue those pretty images down and smooth out as best you can!  Layer the antiqued sheet music and other smaller images around the ball until it is all covered and you see no ugly plastic ball shimmer peeking through!

Honestly,  anyone can do this project!  Even the little man wandered into the kitchen and wanted to make on too!  That is one of the most wonderful things about Christmas time, spending time with your kids... even the ones who are usually out bike riding or enthralled in video games!  Amazing is the power of some messy glue and glitter to interest a child!

Do not forget to add your extra fine glitter as the mod podge sits to dry a few hours or overnight!

Add some pretty ribbon bows in colors to coordinate with your decor.  If you have a theme, add some pretty embellishments as well to glam it up a bit further!  We chose to use a sheer butterfly which matched our color theme and also with the butterfly on our postal stamp.

If you look closely above you will catch a glimpse of  "the blob" snowflake lampshade!

Don't forget to add a ribbon for hanging on the tree and Bazinga...

Thank you for sharing your time with me here on Tiaras and Bowties!

Now, don't forget to stop by Imprintallish for the cute tute for these babies {here}

And don't forget to link up your pretty projects and enter to win a set of these sweeties {here}
today is the last day to enter!

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This ornament was featured here!  Thanks so much!


Amy @ Pounds4Pennies said...

Very cute idea. Thanks for participating in the blog share. I will stop by more often. I like your site.

Mary said...

That ornament turned out beautiful! I'd love to know where you got the gorgeous stamp.

EmptyNester said...

Just stopping by to follow you from the blogshare!

Marilyn said...

These are SUPER creative.. I LOVE them (PIN Worthy!!!).. So festive and pretty.. I'm Mariyn - Your newest HAPPY follower here.. Loving your blog.. SO much CREATIVITY!! I'm inspired.. Will love for you to stop in sometime.. .. Wishing you an amzing rest of the week.. ~M

meijo's JOY said...

I love the result! Please come and share your talented at the Around the World Blog hop and get connect with other talented blogger around the world!

Rose and Heather said...

I like any thing vintage looking. Thanks for linking up today at
Rose and Heather

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Stopping by from 25 Days of Christmas.
This ornament is adorable. I love the old fashioned look of it. Thanks for the directions!

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