Saturday, October 26, 2013

Glitter Ornaments.

So I seen on Pinterest different sites showing how to make glitter ornaments.  Here is one site that I looked at for some information.

http://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/glittered-christmas-bauble-ornament-tutorial/

This is all you need to make the ornaments.

1. Plain glass ornaments, I picked two sizes a small and a large. I am making the smaller ones first. I got them at Michael's on sale.


2. Ultra fine glitter, at first I purchased regular glitter then I seen that it needs to be ultra fine for better coating. I purchased this 6 pack at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon.


 3. Mop and Glo, found this at Wal-Mart.


To begin with, pop the tops off of your ornaments.  I used the carton that they came in for them to dry.

Pour about a tablespoon of  Mop and Glo into the ornament.  Carefully spin the ornament around slowly so that the interior is evenly coated with the Mop and Glo.  If you shake the ornament, lots of little bubbles will form.

Turn the ornament upside down over the bottle to drain.

Grab a paper towel and wipe the excess Mop and Glo, out of the ornament stem before you turn it right side up.

Take your glitter, and pour about a tablespoon into the ornament.  I used some bathroom size paper cups so that I did not mix the glitter. I had a cup for each color of glitter.

Stick your thumb over the hole and shake it up.

 If you didn’t have enough glitter in it to coat the entire inside, add some more and shake it up again.
Once coated I took the ornament and placed it on top of the paper cup and poured all the extra glitter out.  Then, I poured the extra glitter back into the glitter container.

I read where you should leave the tops off for 24 hours so they are completely aired out and dried. Once they are all done I will cut out some vinyl designs using my Silhouette Cameo.  I will not be posting any photos of the completed projects since I am making them as gifts.  But, here is a photo of the what they look like before I put the vinyl on them.
I really like how they turned out. Can not wait to embellish them.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pool Noodle Fall Wreath

I made another pool noodle wreath and I added some stuff to the first one.  I live in the South and the heat got to the first one where it lost it shape.  So I took some Fall wire ribbon and tied it in blank areas to make the wreath stronger.  Then I added some more Fall leaves. I do like the way it looks.


Then I had another pool noodle and Fall leaves and flowers so I made another one.  I decided to thread a piece of yarn through the pool noodle and pull the two end together to form the circle and tie the yarn really tight.  Then I taped the ends together using packing tape.  Not sure if that will help the pool noodle to keep it's shape in the southern heat but, it is worth a try. Here is the second Fall wreath. Sending the first to my daughter, since I do not need two.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flocked Heat Transfer

Since the non-flocked heat transfer did not work I hesitated to use the flocked material.  But, I had a diaper cover and a onesis that I needed to decorated before my granddaughter would out grow them.

So I changed my design and used the yellow flocked heat transfer and it worked perfectly. Just cut the design out using my Silhouette Cameo  then I just ironed it on.  I am so very happy how well the material worked. Plus, how easy it is to use.


Heat Transfer

I ordered the Silhouette Cameo Heat Transfer starter kit.  When I first tried to do the iron on it would not work.  The material looked like it had gotten hot or something and for whatever reason it would not stick.

I tried with the teal and the pink I had ordered it through Amazon but, I let Silhouette know of the problems that I had with the heat transfer.  To my surprise they sent me an email and asked for some more information. 

They actually sent me some replacement heat transfer for the ones that did not work that was just so amazing to me and I just felt like that was good customer service even through I ordered it through Amazon.  So Thank you to Silhouette for doing that.

Halloween Mirror

For some reason my contact paper was not working when I did a second set of beer mugs.  I ended up using some vinyl and I picked a color that I thought I would not use so it would not be an issue.

The color I was using was orange.  I did not want extra small pieces of vinyl left over where I would not use it so instead I took and put some Halloween pumpkins on the vinyl.

Then I placed them on my living room mirror.  I liked it so much that I went and put some white and black decorations on the mirror.  I really like the way it came out.

This was all done using vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Took to photos with and without the flash.

I really like how the mirror looks.