A few years ago I saw an ornament within the pages of Family Fun magazine. It was made out of a plastic drinking cup.
It’s par for the course that it generally takes me a year or more before I get around to making what inspires me. LOL.
I found some plastic wine glasses at Wal Mart (6 for $1.99) which got my wheels turning. Mr. Décor helped me out by cutting off the stems with his band saw.
While Mr. Décor sawed away I took a round bead and strung some bakers twine through it and knotted the end. I then punched out 2 pieces of heavy weight scrapbook paper and 1 chipboard layer. Make sure your punch size is a bit larger than the circumference of the glass you use. The chipboard was sandwiched between the scrapbook punches, glued and weighted down while drying. It needs to dry completely flat or the cloche will not rest level.
Once the bottom layer is dry (approx. 2 hours) glue on your decorative elements and then paint on a thin layer of white craft glue to the bottom edge of the glass. Place the glass on top of the the scrap/chip board and then weigh it down to dry overnight.
Love the hillbilly method I used?
Once dry fill with glittery snow. Hot glue on your bead to seal.
Cut 5” lengths of shimmery pipe cleaner (Michaels) with wire cutters to wrap around the bead base. Hot glue in place.
An alternative to the bead closure is using a button. I love how this antique shell button has a scalloped motif that repeats the scalloped base.
These snowy treasures are time consuming, but so precious. I created an ornament for each of my children. Sweet Boy wanted a train.
The Fashionista requested a deer. She graduates this Thursday and I wish our house was as peaceful as this wintery scene. :)
I have made two very special pink angel cloches. The angels are vintage gems from the 60’s.
These angelic ornaments are available in my Etsy shop.
100% of all the profits will be donated
to the charity Hope Unlimited for Children.
The motto of Hope Unlimited is “Saving One Child at a Time”.
These aqua blue angels are being offered in the Etsy shop too with all profits benefiting this fine organization.
YOU personally can change the world of a child in mortal need. Not a child who is "just" living in poverty ... but a child whose very life is at grave risk unless circumstances change quickly.
So yes, more angels. Vintage musical delights singing for HOPE.
If you’d like to purchase a Hope Angel please visit my Etsy shop.
If you would like to donate directly to Hope Unlimited please visit their site HERE.
You can make a difference in a child’s life.
Inspired By Charm PACOI, The Charm of Home, Common Ground, StoneGable, Today’s Creative Blog, Someday Crafts, SSS, Shabby Nest, Tatertots and Jello, Positively Splendid,The 36th Avenue, Jennifer Rizzo, Kelly’s Korner