Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our First Married ornament!

So ever since we got engaged I was so excited to get a "just married" or something similar ornament. Well I didn't find one that I liked, Christmas came and went and still no ornament! But I refused to wait until next year! I looked and looked and my friend Lee even did research and found some really cute ones! I found one I kind of liked (in previous post) but I couldn't figure out what it was exactly, the picture wasn't very good....but I decided to try and recreate it! It cost me under $4!

Everything I used I got from Michaels or I already had.

Wooden piece (99 cents)
Twine to hang it and to attach the bells ($1.49)
Two bells (99 cents)

I first took a black marker and colored the edges. Then I painted it in "heirloom white". Once it was dry I sanded the edges so the black would show through. Then I brushed it with this gold metallic paint, well it's more of a glaze. Then brushed it with a cotton swab so it would be lighter. Then I used stamps to write the " Our First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs." and hand wrote the 2009. Then I went over the stamp with marker because it just wasn't dark enough. Then I used that metallic paint to draw a heart and traced it with the marker. I painted the silver bells with both paints and ran the twine through. It actually got curly by accident but ended up looking pretty good....then I hot glued the twine w/the bells. I cut two pieces of twine and hot glued each side to the back. Then I took two black brads that I had and used pliers to cut the little brackets off the back and hot glued them on the front. Sounds complicated because of this huge paragraph but this was super easy :)

So glad we have our first married ornament and that it was made by me! :)

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