Friday, December 20, 2013

ButterBeeScraps Christmas Crystal Wreath Ornaments

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,

ButterBeeScraps:  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


  1. Stunning! How lucky the staff is at your sons school to have these as 'Thank You' gifts, they will feel so appreciated!
    I can't wait to check out ButterBeeScrap site, I see visions of going broke!
    Thank you for such a fun blog to follow all year!
    Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

  2. these would look pretty hanging in a window as well as on a tree. thanks for the idea.

  3. I saw all your stunning ornaments on BBS YouTube channel. Your talent is awesome. Have a wonderful Chrismas. Sincerely, Elaine Rico


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