I was asked awhile back to create a Christmas themed project for Krylon paints. I love making ornaments and decided to get a start on gifts for Cortney's teachers.
I stayed away from the traditional colors of Christmas.
I went with a more vintage inspired color palette. Pinks, blues, creams, and silver.
Here is what I did to create my ornaments. :) You will need a glass ornament, Krylon paint, and a big wad of paper towels.
I sprayed the inside of the ornament generously.....
Shake it up a bit to distribute the paint evenly.
Let the excess drain out on the paper towel. Find a spot where it can dry upside down. I balanced mine on a cookie sheet and placed papertowels underneath it. I let it sit for several hours.
I wanted to add glitter to just the top and wanted a clean line. So I taped off the area I wanted.
I painted a coating of glossy accents.
Then I sprinkled with silver glitter.
I peeled the tape off.
I wanted jingle bells in some vintage colors so decided I could spray paint them.
I had 3 stations going. I sprayed them, turned them, and sprayed them again. It took about 4-5 times to get the bells fully covered.
I couldn't leave my jingle bells "naked" so I thought they could use a bit of glitter.
I placed a few drops of glossy accents on the bell and spread it around with my fingers.
I dropped it in a bowl of clear coarse glitter by Martha Stewart.
I set them to the side to dry and got to work on the rest of the ornament. I tied a sheer white bow around the top.
I got my hot glue gun out and added sprigs of clear beads.
I die cut a snowflake from cream felt and hot glued it to the center of my beads.
I wanted to continue the silver theme a bit so I grabbed some silver ribbon I had in my stash. I think it was from Michaels.
I cut the ribbon into thin strips. (Love the glue left on my hand!) ;)
Give it a pinch in the center...
Thread your jingle bells with white string and tie in the center of the silver bow.
Hot glue it to the snowflake.
As a last step I added a vintage posy to my bells.
And one last parting shot of the finished product.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
I am off to a weekend of celebrating my birthday.
Dinner last night, dinner tonight, and dinner tomorrow....
yep I am spoiled. ;)