Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Glitter Ornaments and Blog Candy!!

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to visit during the Holiday Mini Blog Tour. I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful ideas everyone shared as much as I did. The Stampin' Addicts group is full of amazingly talented stampers who love to share.

I promised if you came back after the blog hop, I would tell you how to turn clear glass ornaments into these beautiful sparkly creations. First, I have to tell you that it was not my original idea. I read about it somewhere in my internet journeys and wish I could provide credit to the originator because it is a cool idea for sure.

  • Clear Glass Ornaments available at your local craft or big box store. I have only ever made the round ones, but I don't know why the other shapes wouldn't work.
  • Stampin' Up! Classic Reinkers in your favorite holiday color
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Decor Elements or Rubons (optional)
  • Matching or Coordinating Ribbon or Elastic Cord.
Remove the hanger part of the ornament. Put several drops of reinker into the ornament. The ones I made are the larger ornaments and it took about 6-7 drops. You can always add more later if you need more.

Start rolling the pool of ink around your ornament to completely cover the inside. This is a little tedious but if you move slowly it will be easier to completely cover the inside of the ornament. If you find you have multiple streams of ink, set your ornament down for a minute or two to collect the ink in a single pool. It's easier to move around this way. You can add more ink if it is moving too slowly.

Once it is completely covered, you can remove excess ink by plugging the hole with several layers of paper towel and holding it upside down until the excess runs out. While the ink is still wet, pour Dazzling Diamonds into the ornament. I use a 2-3 baby spoonfuls. Put a paper towel over the hole again and shake to spread the glitter all round the ornament.

Apply small Decor Element or Rubon of your choice (or leave blank) and tie with ribbon or elastic cord. Viola! And the best part is, you can have them in any one of the fabulous colors Stampin' Up! offers.

P.S. I did try this with a chunkier glitter and you do not get the same results.

And now for the BLOG CANDY! This time I am offering a grab bag of ribbons and other embellishments. I promise that it will contain at least three yards of various ribbons and more than a dozen misc embellishment pieces (designer brads, clips, buttons, Hodge Podge Hardware etc.) To be eligible, just leave a comment here and tell me what color of ornament you plan to create before 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 3.


lisa808 said...

Thanks for the directions. Your ornaments look gorgeous. I would like to try this with Almost Amethyst. I think that would look very pretty with the glitter.

jmniffer said...

I appreciate the how to's on this project. I think one in blue with a snowflake would be nice. Have to figure out which blue though. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Deb B. (Debadoo) said...

I have tried these before and they always streak, but I need to try again. I'm a purple freak, and only have bold brights reinkers right now, so that means lovely lilac, but if I can get it to work, I want to do another real red one. I've heard rinsing the ornament with alcohol helps, so may try that. Your ornaments are gorgeous.
Deb B.
stampindebs at aol dot com

Monika said...

I love those ornaments...I would probably go with dark navy and maybe a snowflake on it..

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Oh my gosh I have to create an ornament by 10am on Thursday??? Oh wait that was the date the candy ended. whew! that was close. It might take me that long just to find the rub ons and order the decor elements - LOL!

As for the color I think Crushed Curry would be awesome along with Artichoke and Razzleberry and...

Thanks for sharing the directions and the wonderful projects!

jlfstudio at charter.net

Crystal said...

I love your ornaments. Thank you for the great idea and instructions. I plan on trying one using Rich Razzleberry.

Leah said...

I've made the glass ornaments before (even in a class last year), but I've always used the craft paint. I never even thought of using our ink refills... how cool is that! Thanks for sharing the directions. I'm sure that I LOVE this new way 10x more than with the paint... I can't wait to create new ornaments! I think it might be pretty to combine some colors... I think I'll try with Glorious Green & Real Red. Thanks again for sharing your ideas!!

Ellen aka Chipper (SA) said...

Wow Paula! How cool!!! The ornaments turned out beautiful! Thanks for the instructions!!!

Tracey said...

I will definitely try REAL RED--my daughters favorite!! TFS T