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12/9/12

Flying Dove and more DIY Glass Ball Ornaments

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:
  1. 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.  
  2. I sprayed the dove sculpture with Elmer's spray adhesive and sprinkled with fine white glitter.  Let dry.
  3. 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.
  4. I added fake snow that I got from the craft store.
  5. 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!

Another view.



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???



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19 comments :

  1. wow so gorgeous i love them, it would be great if you came and shared them at my linky party at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/12/sunday-show-off-linky-party_8.html

    thankyou aimee xxx

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  2. Oh my gosh! I cannot stop looking at these! They are stunning! I can't believe you made all those out of clay. Pretty talented! I think the dove is my favorite! I love staying up way too late with you!

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  3. Beautiful! My kids would love making these...clay anything is their favorite!

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  4. I love your ornaments! So cute and so special that you carved the creatures yourself!!

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  5. Your ornaments are so cute and creative!

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  6. The dove is just lovely!! How in the world did you get it inside that little hole?

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  7. The ornaments you made are so delicate and lovely! And your tree is beautiful as well!
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Mary Alice

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  8. Oh Sherry, your Christmas ornaments are so pretty...I love them inside the glass balls...they are very elegant as well.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome post Sherry, and have a great great week!

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  9. Your flying dove looks fantastic. Love the ornaments, and the tree.

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  10. Cute ornaments. I think I like the polar bear best, too!

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  11. Patty-Bluebirds and JamDecember 12, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Love your tree! Thanks for visiting my blog:)
    Patty

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  12. So, so beautiful ornaments! I wish I had one of these!

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  13. The little sculptures are amazing!

    Thank you, too.

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  14. These are so adorable and I love your picture of the lit up tree.
    Happy Holidays!

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  15. very cool and something that you will love pulling out every Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  16. I love the dove Sherry...it's beautiful! You are very talented to be able to mold that. Mine would look more like a blob. Pinning!

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  17. Oh Sherry, your Christmas ornaments are so pretty...I love them inside the glass balls...they are very elegant as well.

    Personalized Glass Ornaments

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  18. Love this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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