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DIY: Crate and Barrel replica ornaments

>> Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I saw these ornaments in Crate and Barrel and thought they were adorable. I knew it would be a fun project to work on and make these myself.

Here is the inspiration.

Here is my homemade version.

They look perfect with the bird ornaments that I purchased at Crate and Barrel. A wood land forest theme. Just need to add some pine cones and squirrels.

Here is what you need.Glass paint, Clear glass ornaments, Martha Stewart fine bronze glitter, Elmer's clear glue and fine white beads.

These were easy to make. Just requires a little bit of patience.

For the Christmas trees ornament.
You add one layer at a time. First paint the red circles. Next paint the white Christmas trees. To create the glittering Christmas trees draw the trees with clear Elmer's glue and sprinkle the fine glitter. Remove the excess with a fan brush (was not sure what to call it .A paint brush with fan shaped bristles). This works really good. Next add the clear glue to the white Christmas tree and sprinkle the tiny white beads. Easy as that!

Note:Let the paint dry completely before you add glitter.fine glitter will stick to anything that is even slightly wet.

For the Winter forest ornament
I drew the trees free hand with white paint. You could use glass etching solution to do the white tree if you have it. Let it dry. Then draw trees with clear glue. Add glitter and remove the excess.

It took a lot of time but was well worth in the end when my daughter said "Mommy they look beautiful". That's all I needed to hear.

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bookaddict4real November 24, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

I love the color combination and thanks for linking up with me!@scrapaddict4sure.

Lori@Paisley Passions November 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

VERY pretty! They turned out great! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

Unknown November 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Very cute! I like the gold trees!

texttussi November 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

I love them, especially the ones with the red dots.

Unknown November 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

Thank you so much guys! That is very encouraging. Thank you Lynnie for following me.

Unknown November 29, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

They really are lovely! I love painting ornaments, and have no idea why I haven't used glitter?!? Thanks for the suggestions!

BJ_Mama November 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

SUper Cute! I love the colored trees! Very modern and fun!

Michelle November 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

These look great! I am going to try some, but not sure if they will turn out as cute! I would love for you to link up to my party too! http://polkadotsandpizza.blogspot.com/

Christine December 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

I love painting ornaments too. Yours came out beautifully!

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