Friday, 14 December 2012

PB Inspired Christmas Ornaments

I messed up.  Yup, I was so excited to participate in my first Knock Off link party that I didn't read the instructions properly (another newbie mistake).  I went online and found something that I wanted to use for inspirtation, bought a few supplies and rounded up the rest from our house.  I went full steam ahead and finished it and then went to post.  As I wrote the name of the link party, I realized that it was Holiday Knock Off Decor Party and I hadn't made anything holiday decor-ish.  Back to square one and only a few days left....

I came up with these two Pottery Barn ornaments that are about $17 each for inspiration.

 
Off to the dollar store and down to my basement I went for supplies (in a family of boys you would think I could find some old toys, but no, nothing).


I bought two plastic cars, drilled a very small hole in the middle of each and screwed in one of the eye things you put on the back of pictures to attach the wire to hang them with. I then gave them each two coats of spray paint and left them to dry. next I threaded the ribbon through the eye hooks. I used my finger and white glue, covering a one to two square inch area and then putting glitter on and repeating the process and left them to dry.

I found a spare piece of square wood dowling stuff (this is not the term to use if you go to buy this in the lumber store unless you want them to laugh at you). I cut some small pieces off and painted them to look like gifts and hot glued them on the back and this is what I came up with...even my kids and husband were impressed!
 
 
 
 

 
 
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6 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

awww you are too funny. Like you said, you have next time covered. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Fox said...

ha! How fun those are.
Everything is better with glitter right?

Happy Christmas to you :)

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Your car ornaments are darling!!! You are a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Featuring you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/12/10-clever-colorful-christmas-projects.html
Feel free to stop on by for your feature button :)

Thanks so much for linking up,
<3 Christina

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Cute!

StampLadyKatie said...

What a great idea. I see stuff like this all the time in the dollar boxes at garage sales.

Denise Marie said...

Sweet project!