Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away!! Are you ready for Christmas? I know I'm not--I still have so many things to do. But it will all get done--it always does. I am a room parent for our youngest son so the past few days I have been getting things ready for the Christmas party and getting all of the little gifts together for all of the teachers and school staff.
Today, I have a couple of last minute Christmas ornaments to share with you. I know they look fancy but they were actually pretty quick and easy to put together. Most of the supplies I used are from ButterBeeScraps and they are all in the supply link list below. I love all of the metal filigree pieces that Monique carries in the shop! She has so many fun things to create with.
I started with some mini grapevine wreaths and I painted them with a white acrylic paint. Then I added some DecoArt Snow-Tex. Next I took a piece of Artistic Wire Bronze 20 Ga. and wire wrapped the Clear GLASS Chandelier Drop Pendants (Item #GL1437-CL). Then I added a Bronze Cone Bead Cap CAP057-B, 2 Small Bronze Bead Cap CAP052-B, 2 clear crystal beads and a Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads (Item #BD010-P/CL). I wrapped the extra wire around the bottom of the wreath.
For the leaves I used the Large Bronze Leaf Bead Cap (Item #CAP038-B). I flattened the bead cap and used a mix of Ranger Patina Clay and Moss paint and applied it to the leaves. After the paint was dry I lightly sanded the piece to reveal some of the metal. Then I cut the leaf sprigs off.
To create the flower I used Large Bronze Bead Cap (Item #CAP251-B) and Copper Filigree Embellishment (Item #CAP041-C). I used the Ranger Patina Ruby and Clay paint to paint the flower. Then I added a SS16 Clear Flat Backs crystal to the center of the flower.
One of the Christmas ornaments has a flower and a few of the leaf sprigs and the other one has several of the leaf springs and a few S520 Siam Flat Backs and S512 Siam Flat Backs crystals. I think the flower looks kind of like a poinsettia and the leaf sprigs and crystals look like holly and berries.
For the hanger I added some wire and wrapped it around the wreath. Then I added a few more beads and bead caps and curled the top of the wire to make a hanger. I did the same thing on the other ornament.
Here are a few close ups of the green Christmas ornament.
Here is the Christmas ornament with the flower.
I had a lot of fun making these Christmas ornaments and they really were quick and easy to make. The longest part was waiting for the Snow-Tex to dry.
Please don't forget to hop on over to ButterBeeScraps and check out Monique's shop!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
SuppliesButterBeeScraps: Large Bronze Bead Cap (Item #CAP251-B), Copper Filigree Embellishment (Item #CAP041-C), Large Bronze Leaf Bead Cap (Item #CAP038-B), Small Bronze Bead Cap CAP052-B, Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads (Item #BD010-P/CL), Bronze Cone Bead Cap CAP057-B, SS16 Clear Flat Backs, S520 Siam Flat Backs, S512 Siam Flat Backs, Clear GLASS Chandelier Drop Pendants (Item #GL1437-CL), Large Green Crystal GL1437
Other Supplies: Mini Wreaths, White Acrylic Paint, DecoArt Snow-Tex, Artistic Wire Bronze 20 Ga., Beadalon--Flush Cutter, Bent Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Ranger Glossy Accents, Hot Glue, Ranger Patina Ruby, Clay, Moss, Clear and Green Crystals