Monday, December 10, 2007

Have a pink Christmas!



Wishing everyone a very pink Christmas! Go beyond traditional Christmas colors - there are no rules! If a friend's favorite color is pink, make them a pink ornament! When it comes to snowflake ornaments - it is all about layering. Look for products that can be layered, but also keep in mind the style of the snowflake to ensure that overlapping parts will work well together. For the pink lady on your gift giving list - try making this memorable pink ornament. A great gift idea for someone battling breast cancer as a symbol of hope for their Christmas tree.

Supplies:

• Magistical Memories 4” snowflake shape
• Imaginisce foam snowflake sticker
• Perfect Pearls by Ranger Industries
• Sparkle Mod Podge
• Pink, fine glitter by Martha Stewart
• Gems – The Beadery
• Acrylic Paint
• Organdy Ribbon


HOW TO

1. Paint chipboard white
2. for 2nd coat add white Perfect Pearls to paint and recover snowflake for shimmer
3. Use foam brush and paint on mod podge
4. Place glitter in a shallow dish and place ornament wet side down, pressing lightly
5. Shake off excess and return glitter to original container
6. Allow to dry completely
7. Punch hole on one branch to allow for hanger
8. Feed ribbon, or other, through and tie into a bow
9. Add foam snowflake shape to center
10. Use KI Gloo to add gems on top of glittered snowflake – to center and also to each snowflake arm

Note: When punching hole for ribbon or hanger place near top edge to allow placing a gem below the hole punch. Without having a gem on the hanging branch, the design looks off balance, so consider hanging materials that are thin or will allow gems to be added.

Today, in the Scrapbook Playground classroom I am offering how to instructions for this festive ornament, featuring a Pageframes 3" circle and Magistical Memories snowflake shape.

9 comments:

Cropaddict said...

I love the pink snowflake and the ornament for your hubby is too sweet. Can't wait to see what else you share.

Lyneen said...

The ornaments are AWESOME.... WOW... can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the rest of the week!!!

Sue said...

so pretty Rita!!!

Dettao said...

I love how the really simple things turn out so pretty.

Val said...

Rita, these are beautiful ornaments. Thank you for the inspiration, I can't wait to try them. Will definitely save those directions!

Melissa said...

Rita, I love your ornaments!! I'm going to try making the pink one for a friend. Thanks for the instructions!

elizbailey said...

Oh, I love that pink snowflake!!

trace-e said...

those are beautiful!!!

Lynn Anne said...

I'm not as far into the pink Christmas as those pink feather trees and the like, but the pink ornaments are tooo sweet!

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