Friday, December 20, 2013

One Ornament Two Ways!

Whew!  We are in the final lap before Christmas!  I was up late wrapping gifts for Cort's teachers, therapists, and bus drivers.  I also got my gifts ready for my 5th grade team and my students. I am such a last minute procrastinator!
Before chaos ensued in this household of mine, I actually managed to make several ornaments that I will be sharing over the next few days.  
I purchased two paper mache stars, but decided to go in two completely different directions with them. 
The first one is for my downstairs tree, which is done in bright colors.
I spray painted it with a lime green paint.  I brushed the entire star with glossy accents and sprinkled clear glass glitter over it.  I cut a snowflake using a Spellbinder's die.  I covered it with hot pink Stickles. 
I added a satin ribbon, lime green jingle bells, and some fun "sprigs."  
The second star was painted in a soft silver.  And believe it or not....don't faint.....I did NOT use glitter! GASP!
I used the Festive Poinsettia set from JustRite. It was stamped on vellum and cut out.  The pieces were layered and glued to the top of the star.  I added a bit of seam binding, and another glittery "sprig."  
I love how color choices can affect the overall mood of a project. 
Cort has her first choir concert today.  I can't attend, but her two grandma's will be there to cheer her on. 
Darn work. ;)
Tomorrow I am hosting a Christmas get together. 
So a bit of grocery shopping is in well as a clean house.....and wrapped gifts......
Off I go!
Have a great weekend!


Dana Joy said...

Love your ornaments Michele,

the primitive country bug said...

The ornaments are lovely!! Did you start with a pre-made star or did you create your own? I would love to try making some of these.
Blessings to you and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

CreativeMish said...

Love these!

CreativeMish said...

Love these!

Mary O'C said...

Beautiful ornaments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your son last evening at Target. You're as cute and bubbly in person as you are in your blog. Your son is just as handsome, too!

Kittie said...

Both of your ornaments are gorgeous!