Hi everyone, glad to be here once again at "So You Think You’re Crafty". I love to create new things, but I love even more, when i can create something new from something old. I wanted to make something for the holidays, I always make my own ornaments and this time I wanted to make them out of something recycled. I purchased a make up kit and it came with a nice bag, the bag was wrapped on this thin material.
I love working with Viva Decor paints, and I have found several types of paints on-line and decided to make some little ornaments to hang for the holidays. I've been making my own ornaments for over 10 years now, and each year I like to add to my collection by making different types. I really enjoy using recycled materials in some of my projects, this one was easy and fun and looks so pretty. I will be making a few more to add to my tree, when I get one since I got rid of my old tree last year.
So first lets show you the materials I used, here is a photo that shows everything I used.
Here is a photo showing my tracing the star on the recycled material, I made a poinsettia flower too, cut four petals twice and also a leaf and a circle for the center of the flower.
For the stars I used the 3D stamp paint in blue and for the flower I used the inka gold paint in red. I love the fact you can use a sponge to add the paint to the material, it's easy and fast. once dried (and it dries fast) I cut the shapes and began to put together. then I took the paper and pearl pens to add more dimension to the ornaments and finally the glitter in copper was added as little drops to the center of each flower.
I did not use any glue to put the flower together, instead I used small paper clips that I opened and folded in half and made them into brads to keep the flower together, I bend the ends of the paper clip on the back of the flower to be able to used a big paper clip as a hanger. See photos below.
Now for the final results- here are my pretty sparkly ornaments, they are fragile, for this material can tear easy and by using paper clips if you are not careful they will tear up.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all, and Missy, thank you for having me here once again.