12.06.2012

More Xmas ornament updates!

And I'm moving on to other potential projects for the Xmas Upcycling Workshop. Next project idea - painting old ornaments. I grabbed these from the Lions Gate Thrift Shop - 6 ornaments for $3.50. Brown really does not say Xmas to me despite my non-traditional use of colour.



I decided to paint them. Here's my weird production line. I also started painting some wooden cars I picked up at the thrift store ages ago!



Ornament update #1 was painted a light grey. I used white glue over the design then added glitter...



Ornament update #2 also had a grey base but then I used glitter glue for the design. White glue worked out way better! And dried faster. I added more glitter on top of the glitter glue.



I sealed the ornaments with cheap hair spray - apparently it works!

Here's my Charlie Brown Xmas tree - I donated the felted ornaments and upcycled sweater ornaments to the Langara College art auction, Art-fully Yours. It's looking a bit lop-sided! So much so that it fell at 2am the other night. Oops!



Next project was making a Xmas stocking out of a felted sweater I picked up at the Salvation Army. I used the edge of the sweater for the opening of the stocking.



I wanted to use felt for some embellishment plus upcycled junky jewelry.



I stitched the front and back of the stocking together using a buttonhole stitch then started adding the embellishment. I'm not so sure about it! I'll rework the embellishment today then move on to other projects.



Last night I went to the Salvation Army to collect more items for the workshop. I'm not sure how many people are coming but want to ensure everyone has a project to work on. I found this book for $1. It has all sorts of great patterns in it. I thought it would be perfect for decoupaging ornaments!



I'm gonna decoupage an ornament today using the fried egg pattern. Hilarious!



Here's the start of my materials for the workshop - TONS of ornaments dying to be updated!

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