Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ornament Tutorial

Reindeer Ornament

clear glass ornament
Pledge Floor Care 
brown glitter
black paint
red button
hot glue
22 gauge brown wire

Glittering the Ornament
Remove the top of the ornament. Glitter the inside of the ornament with Pledge Floor Care and brown glitter. Squirt Pledge Floor Care into the inside of a glass ornament and make sure the entire inside is coated. Drain liquid and add glitter while turn ornament. Coat the inside with glitter and empty excess glitter. 

The Eyes & Nose
Using black paint, paint two eyeballs about 1/3 of the way from the top. Use hot glue to glue a red button 2/3 of the way down from the top. 

The Antlers
Using Brown 22 gauge wire, cut one 9" piece and two 5" pieces. Wrap the long piece around your finger and over under the wire once and make sure both sides are even. Using one piece of the short wire, fold it in half and twist and intertwine it with the long piece. Repeat on the other side using the other piece of short wire. Roll the wire into a curled shape and adjust to your preference. 

Finishing Your Reindeer
When paint is dry, replace the top of the ornament and place the area of wire you had around your finger around the neck of the ball and tighten. Use a dot of hot glue to secure. Tie a bow from your favorite ribbon and attach with hot glue.