After playing with shiny stars for a couple of days, I was back to working on shiny Christmas ornaments. Thankfully, we’ve had several special orders for the “Ornaments for Life” my friend and I have been making to raise funds for Relay for Life, so you’d think I’d tied enough bows to last me a lifetime, just doing that. Instead, it’s inspired me to make some ornaments for gifts and personal use, too. But I definitely chose to go the non-breakable route on the base for these baubles, rather than the LOOKOUT, THAT’S GLASS!! of our Relay ornaments!
As with all things shiny, it’s hard to photograph the finished product. Here’s a shot of some of the component parts, which hopefully show up better:
A 6-pack of shiny PLASTIC (read that: pet- and kid-friendly!) Christmas ornaments from the local crafts store, along with both some additional shine (from the ribbon with the medallions), and some decidedly UNshiny, more natural-looking elements (from the “Merry Christmas” cotton ribbon and the little pine cone picks), yielded a half-dozen very elegant-looking, yet rustic, happy additions for my sister’s already rusticated Christmas tree this year. And easy-peasy they were: some hot glue, a bunch of ribbon, a base-bauble … and done!
–Thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!