So, it’s a few days before Christmas and I’m cleaning the house, wrapping the last of the gifts and baking, but…I still had one more project that I wanted to try. It wasn’t a must, so if it didn’t turn out it wouldn’t be the end of the world. That fact was good to keep in mind, because (like most things) I was totally winging it.
I made personalized ornaments using ordinary glass ball Christmas ornaments, some alphabet stamps and a little paint. I think they turned out pretty good. I plan to use them as place markers for Christmas dinner.
Earlier in the year I had found a minature set of alphabet stamps at Walmart. They were super cheap, so I just couldn’t pass them up.
I started by stamping a name on the ball. I was in a hurry, so I I decided to stagger the letters. That eliminated the need for measuring.
Using a wooden skewer, I painted a white snowflake. I dotted the center using the blunt end of the skewer, then pulled out the spikes using the pointed end of the skewer.
To fill in the rest of the ornament, I used the blunt end of the skewer and painted white dots randomly around the ball.
After I had paint on the ball I was stuck with a problem. I couldn’t set it down to dry. Problem solved. I attached a wire ornament hanger to the ball and hung it on our Christmas tree to dry.
Lastly, I finished the ornaments with bows on the hangers.
Not including drying time, each ornament took about five minutes to complete.