Christmas is in the air at my house. I love monograms, and these make the perfect addition to our Christmas tree.
|Clark and Katie, this same time last year|
So here I go, this is how I made these fun ornaments:
I printed out the letters onto card stock. Traced circles around them and cut them out.
I got the wooden flowers at the dollar store. I was really looking for circle ones, but this is all they had. I didn't want them to look like flowers, so I hot glued two of them together to make a scalloped edge. I'm actually glad they didn't have circles, because the scallop turned out so cute. The circles I cut out were as big as possible, to help hide the flower shape, and just show the scalloped border.
Now time for the Mod Podge. I put a layer over the entire top. Don't mess with it too much, or the ink will smear a bit. Let that layer dry (I was impatient, and popped them into the oven for a few minuets at a low temp).
|I used a plastic cup (cut down to the right size), to trace my circles,|
and to mask the letter while I was pouring on the glitter.
Here comes the glitter! I did the glitter in two applications. One on the top, and after that dried, I did the sides. Then I drilled a hole in the top, added a ribbon and bead, and they're ready for the tree. Beautiful!
I made all 7 of these for $2, the glitter, beads and card stock all came from yard sales. Don't forget to add craft supplies to the list of things you're looking for at yard sales. I didn't know what I'd be using this glitter for, but it was just perfect for this project.