Moving on to more important stuff now,
Welcome to the third day of the 2015 Ornament Exchange! Erlene at My Pinterventures partnered 80+ bloggers to exchange ornaments and we want to share our creations and special finds with you! Over 14 days, a group of ladies will be sharing our ornament tutorials or shopping trips to give you lots of holiday inspiration early and in advance.
I was partnered with the lovely Jillian from I am a Homemaker blog, Jillian shares simple, cost effective yet beautiful projects on her blog, and if you spend a while at her sweet blog you will know she is the girl next door you and me are familiar with.
Now on to what I made for Jillian and her family - She didn't have a lot of guidelines for me , only that her tree this year is inspired by her blue couch - that basically dictates decor of her living room - So blue it is this time. I made two sets of ornaments just because I wanted to ( I am a very lovely friend in that way :-))- besides it was fun.
Please find the simple steps here.
What you Need :
Clear Click Open Ornaments (Most craft stores carry them, Mine is from Michaels)
Small Craft Mirrors (Found here )
The first I made were using the clear Ornaments. Open the plastic halves and apply a layer of Mod Podge, once you have good coverage then sprinkle the glitter dust covering the whole area. Now wait a few minutes and shake off the excess glitter. Let it dry and cure for an hour or two. Since Mod Podge dries clear, you will not have glue marks. I glued on a pretty ribbon I found at Michael s to have an extra detail and secure the ornament . That's it. Simple right!
The second set was made with mirrors, I love the idea of some mirrored surfaces on the tree, especially with the lights glowing. Here I stenciled and drew some trees and flowers on them with glue and sprinkled plenty of glitter on them. Let it dry and shake off the excess. The same method as the previous.
There you have it. I hope Jillian and family enjoy it as much as I loved making them.
I am not alone today bringing you inspiration and ideas, check out what these wonderful ladies have in store for you.
To see all the inspirational posts in the series please visit My Pintervetures.
So have you started thinking about your plans for this years tree yet? Let me know if you are going DIY way or have already layed eyes on pretty stuff out there?