Sunday, November 27, 2011

Crate & Barrel Ornaments

This is my decorating/crafting version of

“Who wore it best?”

You so had better say it was me..:)

Crate & Barrel has some beautiful Christmas decorations. Since I love Christmas and decorating, Studio 5 figured this would be good fit.

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. BUT…when I realized that I could use puff paint & glitter, I was all kinds of excited! Here are a couple of tutorials on how I created my own version of the Crate & Barrel pretties.

 

Rosette Ball Ornament

This ONE ornament retails for $7.95. I knew it could be done for much less. I made 6 for the price of 1.

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Supplies:

Ornament-Box of glass ornaments (6) is around $5.00 at Walmart. I prefer to use the glass over the plastic, but that decision is totally up to you.

Puff Paint-white/red/green/silver- 99 cents a bottle at walmart

Glitter-You want to make sure that you get the super fine glitter. Martha Stewart or Reflections brand at Michaels works great.

To make:

Draw a rosette with the puff paint on the ornament. Less paint is better.

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Let dry completely. This will take around 1-2 hours to be totally dry. Outline your rosette with a 2nd color. Let dry and hang on your tree.

 

Glitter Tree Ball Ornaments

This classy & sparkly ornament will add an elegant touch to your Christmas d├ęcor. Crate & Barrel’s version retails for $5.00 each.

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Supplies:

Clear, glass &/or silver ornaments

Elmer’s Glitter glue in silver or white puff paint

White glitter-fine or “snow” glitter

Epsom salt or round, white sprinkles

To make:

You draw a “triangle-squiggly” tree with your puff paint. Repeat this tree or add a simple “branch” tree pattern to the entire ornament.

tree ornament1

While puff paint or glitter glue is wet, sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess glitter, and let completely dry. Add the salt or sprinkles inside the ornament. (this will resemble snow) Hang and enjoy.

 

Thread Ball Ornament

A simple, handcrafted ornament just might steal the Christmas Spotlight. With a price tag of $5 each, this is a much simpler and inexpensive version.

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Supplies-

yarn ball supplies

Plastic ornament or Styrofoam ball

Tacky or hot glue

Yarn-color of your choice

Bakers twine or string

To make:

Wrap the ball with yarn. You can do this in a perfect, circular pattern or all crazy like. I did both. Once your ball is covered with the yarn, now you layer your twine or string on top.

twine wrapped ball

Glitter to your heart’s content. You can add glue then glitter or you could use Krylon Glitter Blast or glitter spray.

 

Candy Swirl Ornaments

C&B’s versions retail for around $5 each. You can make 6 for around the same price.

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Supplies:

Ornament-Box of glass ornaments (6) is around $5.00 at Walmart. I prefer to use the glass over the plastic, but that decision is totally up to you.

Puff Paint-white/red/green/silver- 99 cents a bottle at walmart

Glitter-You want to make sure that you get the super fine glitter. Martha Stewart or Reflections brand at Michaels works great.

To make:

Draw a circle with the puff paint on the ornament. Less paint is better. Let dry completely. This will take around 1-2 hours to be totally dry. Draw a zigzag over the circle with a different color. Let dry and hang on your tree. You can also draw zigzags, swirly q’s, whatever your heart desires. The key with these ornaments is to layer your colors and patterns. Make sure each layer is completely dry before you add another.

candy ornament

 

Polka Dot Ball Ornaments

C&B-$3 each

These little ornaments pack a big punch, but a tiny price tag when homemade.

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Supplies:

Small or mini ornaments.

Stick on jewels-you can pick these up at Michael’s or the dollar spot at Joann’s & Wal-Mart.

To make:

Stick jewels on ornament. I know, so simple but oh so fabulous!

 

So, now that you have all of these ornaments, what are you going to do with them? Of course you could hang them on a tree…

tree with ornaments

 

Or make a centerpiece or two

yarn ball basket

But my favorite thing to do with an overabundance of super, cute ornaments..

is to make a wreath.

ornament wreath

(I used this awesome tutorial)

A couple of tips that I learned along the way

Don’t use plastic ornaments. The dollar is usually my go to place for all crafting supplies, but you will want to skip it this time. The paint will peel right off.

wal mart ornaments

You are going to need to let your ornaments dry & you don’t want to mess up all the hard work that you just did. Styrofoam & bbq skewers.

ornament dryer

Wal-mart is usually one of my least favorite places, but with this craft, it was my go to. They have everything you need. From puff paint, to glitter glue, to stick on jewels. supplies used

Oh, and one more thing. Even though this is the worst pic ever, the tip is fabulous! You can get these cutest sprinkles in the cutest containers. The little, white beads make perfect “faux snow.” Add the snow to your clear ornaments for a fun, whimsical touch.

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Ok people-I think that’s it. Wait, one more thing, this is the perfect “kids” craft, if they are over 8. I have a lovely blue stain on my carpet to prove it.

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15 comments :

  1. Very clever and creative!!! Super cool!

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  2. Hi Tausha,
    I just saw your segment on these super fab ornies :) LOVE THEM!!!
    My first time watching studio 5 too..lol

    ~Diane

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  3. CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE.... SOOOOO, much cuteness. GREAT JOB. winks, jen

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  4. Love these! I have some ideas pinned to makeover old ornaments, thanks for the great tips. Skewers & styrafoam, wouldn't have thought of it!

    Pinning this. :)

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  5. You TOTALLY "wore" it better! Cute idea. I wouldn't have thought of the awesome puff paint idea!

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  6. I love the polka dot ones. And what a good idea to let your kids help. :) Stains are just visual reminders of great memories right?

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  7. This is awesome! You packed some amazing content into one post... I'm pinning this!

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  8. Thanks for ALL those great ideas! I saw your post over at House of Hepworths.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful.. Very awesome and festive project.. LOVE it. : )) I would LOVE if you could please stop in and linky this terrific feature via my Pin’Inspirational Party happening today pweease… http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. Wishing you an incredible start to your weekend.. Sincerely ~ M **Happiest new follower here**

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  11. I love the glitter tree and thread ball ornaments. Awesome!

    I'd love to invite you to share this project at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now.

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

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  12. Those are some great DIY ornament ideas! Thanks for the tutorials!

    Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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