Friday, November 15, 2013

Make a Christmas Ornament with Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest

http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.com/2013/11/ornament-blog-hop.html

I am excited to be taking part in this Holiday Ornament Blog Hop sponsored by Smoothfoam and the Robin's Nest!

There are quite a few Designers participating, so be sure to hop on over to the Robin's Nest Blog for a complete list of projects and links!

My project today was inspired by my Gran, my maternal Grandmother, who was extremely crafty!


 
I started out by covering a Smoothfoam Ball 3" with Ranger Ink's Glue & Seal (this product was great for this project because the container has a small brush built in to the lid, so I was able to work in small areas) then sprinkled iridescent white glitter all over and let dry.  When working with Smoothfoam Balls I will insert a pencil or stylus into the small opening in the center of the ball to use as a handle.

 
I laid out several patterns of the Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest, which are small plastic gems that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, on a piece of white paper before I attached them to the ball.
 
Working in small areas, I kept attaching the Dew Drops to the Ball and then the patterns just starting flowing and soon my entire Ball was covered - in less than an hour!
 


My Pick N Place Pencil from KOOL TAK was perfect tool for this project.  It looks like an ordinary white pencil, but when you sharpen it the point is sticky.  This stickiness aids in picking up small items like the Dew Drops, so you can get accurate placement on your project.  I finished by tying a loop and a bow in some red organza ribbon and gluing it inside the small opening in the center of the ball.

 
Above are a few of the vintage ornaments that my Gran made in the 60's and 70's with foam shapes, straight pins, beads, sequins and trims.  They have always been amazing works of art to me and I treasure them dearly.  She was definitely one crafty lady!
 
Leave a comment here on my blog to be entered for a chance to win a great prize package of crafty goodies from Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest and enter on each blog you visit in the hop!
 
Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth
 


20 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Soo cute! I love how your pattern flows! And your inspiration is awesome too :)

Bev said...

beautiful and so creative...great colour combos too.

Cely said...

so very very cute! love that you covered the entire thing with dew drops!

Terri Sproul said...

wow, these are amazing.

Terry said...

How fun! I, too, had crafty grandmothers!

Madeline said...

Like this idea!

lindaplus3 said...

Very cute ornament... Love your pattern :)

Robin O'Crowley said...

Very cute!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW those ornaments are really decorative and creative!!

Tonya said...

Love the attention to detail in the ornament you created!!! You did an awesome job!!!

Lastochka said...

It looks fantastic!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Really pretty - love the bling!

And it is very reminiscent of your inspiration ornaments. Very clever!

Thanks for sharing and the ideas!

Happy holidays!

juscrap said...

so so beautiful! I love this ornaments!

Anita Braddock said...

Stunning ornaments Love the gems and the detail. thanks for sharing

Barbara Moore said...

Gorgeous ornament! Looks vintage and beautiful to me.

Carmen said...

I love this Beth! And how beautiful it will look hanging next to your grandmother's treasures!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

beautiful ornament, thanks for sharing!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Beth. Your ornament turned out beautifully, and your Gran's ornaments are a real inspiration.

Lyneen said...

Thanks for sharing your grandmothers ornaments! What a great inspiration for your beautiful ornament!

ugly sweaters said...

Super cute!