Do you remember MacGyver?
I thought about that show today when I worked on this project. You will understand why within the the next few pictures.
Tis the season for ornaments, and for using the phrase “tis the season” a lot. I won’t lie, you will probably see quite a few from me, I hope that you will enjoy them. I promise not to to do too many in a row.
Hey, why isn’t that glass ornament rolling around? Oh yeah, it’s flat on one side, cool. I remember when I bought them, I wasn’t sure I would like them. I figured out some terrific things to do with them, so yes, I do love them.
I took some red acrylic paint and some pearlizing medium, and mixed them together in a handy bottle.
I squeezed the paint into the ornament, covered the opening with painters tape and gently shook it. When the entire inside was coated, I was overtaken with a MacGyver moment. I knew there was a lot of paint left inside, and I wanted it to dry faster, so…
I took some painters tape and stretched it across the top of a plastic bowl. That allowed me to place the ornament on top so that it could drain. Good stuff, right?
I cut some Holly paper with decorative scissors, and stamped a beautiful A in olive green. I Mod Podged the initial onto the globe and over it to seal. I added red seed beads and a pretty green bow.
Despite the fancy MacGyver maneuver, this was a very easy ornament to put together. I made this one as a gift, and I am excited to give it to my friend tomorrow…
All I need is a toothbrush, a couple of nails, and scotch tape, and I’m all set to go here…