Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Orna-mental

Yes I know we just got finished with Halloween, but if you want to make these you need to get started.  :)

I have found that crafts do something for me.  They are a much needed stress reliever.  I can go in my craft room and just get away.  I can do something that has an outcome, versus sitting in front of the TV and accomplishing nothing. 

This particular craft is definitely one of my stress relieving crafts.  I started them a couple of months ago and have made several sets, but I need to make more.  I think I am going to give some as presents.  So if you get these act surprised.

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Lets go over how I made these suckers  :)

First you need these.  Clear glass ornaments.

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Then get some craft paint

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Squeeze some paint into the ornament

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Then swirl the paint around in the ornament

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Now it will take you forever to just sit there and swirl this around.  So I sit them in the egg container and let gravity take hold.

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I leave them like this, checking on them often and turning them until they are fully coated on the inside.

Once they are coated I take a Q-tip and put polka-dots on the ornament.

(I have since found some fancy shmancy polka-dot putter oners that I am gonna try next)

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I also do one glass ornament that I have not painted on the inside and add both colors of polka-dots.

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Now I know the pictures of my finished products are not the same ones that I worked on here, but you get the picture.  :)

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When you are done with the painting and they are dry, add a coordinating ribbon.  Then you can package them in cute little boxes and give them as gifts in sets of three, or how ever many you want to put in your box. 

Now go forth and craft something.  :)

ValSig1

58 comments:

Life on the farm... said...

Where, oh where do you get the clear ornaments my dear? I can get into that!

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Well Behaved Krissy said...

Help me find a way to do something special for my mom's tree that is similar to this.

Dawn said...

Very, very cute! I'll bet you could sell a ton of these at a craft show, too.

To keep the polka dots from getting scratched off, paint them first on the inside of the ball. Then, pour in the solid color. Same effect, but with all the paint on the inside!

Blessings!

Southerner said...

I like the green and red ones but bleeeh! the blue and orange have definite problems. Red and white are much better for Christmas, don't you think? You could put a big ol "A" on them.

D... said...

Why, I think even *I* could make these! Very clever.

ValleyGirl said...

Those are so cute! Maybe you want to link this post up with my carnival next week. This is a great idea!!

Mike Golch said...

nice.I hope that you had a great day today!

Misty said...

I love this! I hope you don't mind a little crafty theft! I'm soooo stealing this idea!

The Southern Mom said...

I was thinking about doing an Alabama/Auburn tree this year (you know that 'house divided' thing!) These would be great!

Carrie said...

I love those they are great!

jennifer said...

You have to know that my all time favorite color combination is jadeite green and red. FAVORITE.

These are adorable... except for the Auburn ones. ;)

Have a great evening.

Courtney said...

Wow, I think you need to draw my name at Christmas time. :)

Muthering Heights said...

Beautiful!

So, when can I sign up for your crafting seminar?

Debbie said...

Love the ornaments, that personal touch makes a gift so much more special! I would love to have a craft room, I might finish something I started if I did.

P.S. He loves you.. said...

very sweet and great gift ideas!

Tammy said...

So very cute! Well, except the ones with orange.

I will certainly need something to occupy my TV time for the next 4 years. I won't be able to watch the news anymore.

If you're looking for me, I'll be crafting things.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I love them! I am looking for traditions to do with Madi, so maybe one can be making these wonderful ornaments!
Great Title...btw.

Suzie said...

Very pretty

mah-meeee said...

nice idea! i wonder if i can find some ornaments in plastic instead of glass... the kiddos will so totally break the glass ones...

Louise said...

WOW LOVE them!
I may have to try that!
I heart crafting ;)

Muthering Heights said...

I'm feeling much better...24 hour thing, I think. Thanks for asking!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Those are just too cute! I hope you don't mind...I'm shamelessly going to copy you. I love me some cute crafts!

p.s. I found you through Joy...I'll definitely be back.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Can I PLEASE be on your Christmas list. I promise to act surprised! I LOVE them. :)

Mc Allen said...

wow, these are seriously cute!!! You are so crafty!! Im gonna try em! LA

Connie said...

Valarie, amazing! I could so steal (oops, borrow) that idea from you. Great idea!!

Trina said...

Adorable!

Tanya said...

That looks so fun! We're having a big family reunion Christmas and I've been wracking my brain to come up with some fun, but relatively easy and inexpensive "favors" for everyone. This might be perfect. Thanks!

LISSALYNN2006 said...

beautiful i think i could actualy do something like that...... thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today as well.

Chris said...

These are perfect! You need to link this to the "I can make that" party on Monday! People would be allll over this idea!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Wow, how easy is that?? Love it!

Woman said...

Love you ornaments. Especially the blue and orange ones!

Rhea said...

Great gift ideas! And they look so easy to make...of course I could screw them up. Only me. And break a dozen or so in the process...

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Erin said...

Love love love this! I am going to go out and get me some clear balls! I think I am going to have to make me a bunch of these.

Jessica said...

love these!!! i love the colors, ribbons, everything. i made these one year with my students, but painted them white. added small styrofoam ball art the top, and accessories, and they were precious little snowmen!

jewelstreet said...

I am so making these! How much fun are these?! Love them to pieces. Btw, my school colors were orange and blue so those made me smile.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Great idea...looks like fun to make...my daugther would love making some too!

sandra/tx said...

Very cute. I've seen those before but have never tried them. I may just have to do that this year.

Astrid said...

I have to admit- I've never thought about painting the insides of glass ornaments. Great idea!

Jennspiration said...

These would go over great where I'm from...Boise, Idaho. Our college Basketball team, Boise State Bronco colors are Blue and Orange. I love the idea! Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

Great idea!

Greta said...

I've done this before - without the polka dots. I used different colors of paint - letting one swirl and dry inside and then adding the next! Neat designs.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love how the ornaments turned out. We could not have any of those orange and blue around this Alabama (Roll Tide!) house, but there are many other colors out there. Ummm I could 'customize' some for a tree for my blue and white kitchen!

Joy said...

Pretty little hand painted ornaments!

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

Love it!

ValleyGirl said...

Thanks for linking these up with my li'l carnival, Valarie!! These are great!

Susanne said...

LOVE IT!!! I think I may make this for my Mama on her birthday (Dec. 6). She loves "all things Christmas-y" and we usually decorate her tree (as a family) for her birthday.

Thanks for this GREAT IDEA!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Great idea if, especially if you want to color coordinate with the wall color in your home :) THANKS!

Brian and Kirsten said...

I love the combos that you used for your ornaments. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm glad to have found your site where there are so many fabulous ideas and I can't wait to check in again and see what you're up to!

Kirsten of B&K

Corinna said...

These are so cute! So easy and so pretty! For the lady who asked above, I know I have seen these clear glass ornaments at Hobby Lobby. Might want to check that out.

Corinna www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous idea! I just stumbled across your blog and ran right to Hobby Lobby to get the ornaments! Thanks for your creativity! I can't wait to finish mine.

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a cute idea! Love those!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
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Katie said...

I love these!! I think some yellow and purple LSU-colored ones would look great on our tree. How much paint to you add to the inside?

Stephanie said...

I really like the orange and blue combination. This is a great idea.

Karyn said...

Great idea!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I knew there was a reason I bought dozens of these on clearance after Christmas last year. Thanks for sharing!

Cece

Neisey said...

Such a cute idea!