Ahhhh, the weekend must come to an end.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I know I did.
I stayed up way too late. Oops!
Ate way too much food. Oops!
Drank a little wine. Yeah!
Enjoyed a dip in the hot tub. Yeah!
Finished most of my Christmas shopping. Yeah!
Put our Christmas tree up and decorated. Yeah!
Went for a refreshing walk with a friend (to burn off all of the over-indulgences.) Yeah!
AND...I finally made something with these clear glass ornaments I bought LAST YEAR! Hip Hip Hooray!
This was simple to do and so much fun. It's rewarding to make something unique like these. I'm sure there are others similar out there but these little "sculptures" are my creations! So Cool!!!
THE STEPS I TOOK:
- I Sculpted a little white dove out of Crayola Model Magic. (It's a soft, squishy modeling material that dries within 24 hours. Even when it's dry it's a bit pliable...kind of like rubber or those foam pieces used in crafts.) You could use another type of clay or dough here but I already had Model Magic for my preschoolers.
- I sprayed the dove sculpture with Elmer's spray adhesive and sprinkled with fine white glitter. Let dry.
- I tied a piece of mono filament to the dove and put it inside the glass orb. I had to fold the wings in to get them inside and once I had the dove in I used a skewer to spread them out again.
- I added fake snow that I got from the craft store.
- I replaced the cap using it to hold the mono filament in place so it appears the dove is flying.
I put a dot of E-6000 on the bottom of the ones that don't hang ~ to hold them in place.
This is the fake snow I used.
This little guy is the Polar Bear I sculpted. He's waiting to get glued to the bottom and surrounded by snow.
For this one I sculpted the word JOY and glittered it up a bit with light green glitter.
Then I hung it with mono filament and added snow.
Here's the dove ornament hanging from a branch...it looks like it's just taking flight!
Here it is on the decorated tree.
Polar Bear. I think he's my favorite!
The decorated tree!
My green lights would not light up. :(
I got tired of waiting so I sprayed the tree with a bit of fake snow and added white lights instead. :)
Then I got out my tripod and tried to get all artsy with my camera.
I think I better go read Beth's post over at Unskinny Boppy on How To Take Glowing Pics of the Christmas Tree. She has some tips for making these types of pictures turn out really beautiful.
Mine just looks like our Christmas tree caught fire...Ha ha ha!
Have a cheer-filled week my friends!
Hope to see you again soon.
Don't forget to stop by Inspiration Cafe to see the darling little snowman necklace that Natalie shows you how to make.
Isn't this the cutest thing ever???