Thursday, December 13, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Ornaments - DAY 13

Wow, I have had such a productive day!  I finished some much needed Christmas shopping, prepared gifts for my daughters' classes (tomorrow's the last day before break), and made these ornaments

These are going out with some niece/nephew gifts, and I'm thrilled with how they turned out!
I started out with these plain wooden letters

I painted both sides with bright red acrylic paint, and then I dipped into some "Caramel" paint from Creative Inspirations Paint to give them a shimmery look.

Here's the finished look
The biggest dilemma I had was deciding how to finish them off.  It's tempting to really dress them up, but I wanted something clean, yet rustic.
Here's what I used
I hot glued some jute to the back of each letter for a hanger.
Even though they won't be hanging on my tree, I still count them as one of my "25 Days" ornament designs.
I will definitely make these again, with letters from my little foursome.
Tomorrow I'm planning a quick, not-too-messy project - let's see if it turns out that way...


wendipooh13 said...

WAY cute!!!! great idea idea for nieces and nephews, can't believe you guys are out already, we still have one more week

Rose said...

now these are going to be keepsakes :)

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