Last night my Mom and I got our DIY Christmas craftiness on after our annual Thanksgiving nap and reheating of the leftovers. Put a checkmark in the holiday spirit category because this little project officially got me in the mood!
I had several of these cardboard ornaments I had bought on a whim at Hobby Lobby for $2.00 each. I had no real plan in mind for them but I loved the oversized shape and figured I could find someway to put them to use.
I decided to paint several in Heirloom Traditions Direct Green. I used a pouncing motion to apply the paint to create lots of fun texture – which helped cover up the fact that these were made of cardboard once painted.
I also painted several in Daredevil. Look at all that yummy texture up close.
Using the same pouncing technique I applied Jet Black Soft Wax to the Daredevil painted ornies.
I wiped off the excess wax with an old t-shirt.
See what a difference a quick coat of wax can make? The wax stayed in the low points and gave the ornament a wooden and aged appearance.
I used Muddy Pond Soft Wax on the green ornaments.
And since I can’t have a Christmas project without some bling I brushed on some liquid gold leaf to the edges.
I played around with several color combos including this Mackenzie Childs inspired black and white ornament. I used Black Bean, French Vanilla, Gold Leaf, and Muddy Pond Soft Wax.
These look so fun on my Christmas tree and I love the handmade whimsical factor it adds.
I am thinking this will be a really fun set to give away at The Feathered Nest annual ornament exchange this year.
What gets you in the Christmas spirit? Crafting, Christmas shopping, or putting the tree up?