You've probably noticed them in your local craft store, paper mache ornaments in a large array of sizes and shapes. But what to do with them! Here's a quick idea to get them ready for your holiday tree!
The heart ornament to the left was the quickest to make. Using a red permanent marker, first color the paper mache ornament and let it dry.
Next, cover one flat side of the heart with a semi-thick layer of white glue. Sprinkle red seed beads onto the glue and press the beads into the glue being careful to get all areas covered. Let this side dry and then repeat on the other side.
When both sides are dry, cover the edges in the same manner. A paper clip or tooth pick works great in getting into small areas.
For the star to the right, you're going to use the same technique as above for the heart. We didn't use a marker for this one because we wanted the brown paper to show through.
Since our star was more dimensional, we covered the small sunken in areas with glue and beads. The shape make it more tricky so we did just a few sections at a time before moving on. Let the glue and beads dry on completely.
Next, using puffy fabric paint, follow the raised edges on all sides of your star.
Experiment using ribbon, rhinestones and other goodies you have floating around your house to embellish your ornaments! Enjoy and holiday wishes!
and Twine Garland
All you need is a roll of garden twine (brown) , miscellaneous buttons, and a glue gun.
Unwind however much twine you will need to wrap around your Christmas Tree (as garland).
Place a large button at the beginning of the string, hot glue a smaller button on top of the larger button with the twine in between. (you can also glue the twine behind both buttons). Repeat this every 4 to 6 inches . That's it!!!
Variations: Tie scraps
of wool (cut the size of a twisty tie) in between each button set for a
very country look. This type of garland looks wonderful with gingerbread
or cinnamon ornaments!