Sunday, 2 December 2012


I'm in a festive mood today.  I have itunes blasting out Holiday music and have even thought about putting up the Christmas tree..  A few weeks ago I went to a church bazaar and picked up some old burgundy ornaments for $1.00.  I thought that I may be able to do something with them as they weren't much to look at.  

Here's what I did:

I resurrected the local paper from the recycle bin and tore it into small pieces.  Next, I Mod Podged the surface of each ornament, Podging one at a time.

Using a foam brush, I glued the newspaper pieces to the ornament.  I let them dry but  noticed a few spots without paper and had to go back and redo a couple.  

I thought that I would just add a string, but the ornaments looked unfinished.  I decided to get out the glitter and coat each ornament.  Again, I coated each ball with Mod Podge and glittered away.

Now they were beginning to look a little better.  But something was missing - yes a tag and hanger.  I cut some poster board stock to my printer size and printed my tags.  The tags were distressed with Jim Holtz Distress Ink (antique linen) and edged with Stazon Ink (black).

I chose twine for the hanger, giving the ornament an earthy look to go with the recycled newspaper.  

I'm going to add them to the small twig tree that I have on my desk, but they could be used as a gift tag on a special gift to a special friend.

1 comment:

  1. Looks terrific. Recycled and reused. Waste not want not. Well done.