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Happy Crafting Holiday

Golden Ornaments

What you need:

  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Freezer paper
  • Cardboard
  • Black marker
  • Masking tape
  • Dish washing soap - liquid
  • Container/bowl filled with water
  • Gold spray paint
  • Scissors, gold thread for hanging, paper towels

On plastic coated side of freezer paper draw outlines of various Christmas shapes with black marker. i.e. Christmas tree, Candy Cane, Angel, Christmas package, Stocking, Gingerbread man. For stability place cardboard underneath. Heat glue gun.

With your fingers spread a thin layer of dishwasher soap over patterns on freezer paper. Using the glue gun outline each pattern with glue. Experiment with doing inner lines as well. Let glue set firmly.

Once dry carefully peel ornaments from paper. Gently wash and dry to remove any soap residue. Spray the front of each ornament with gold paint. Just the front, not the back, flat side. Allow paint to dry completely before completing.

Once ornament is dry gently float in water with gold side down. Using glue gun put glue inside each ornament making sure it comes in contact with the outline at some point. You do not have to fill the entire ornament - instead leaves gaps to give the appearance of crystal once dry. Do one ornament at a time in the water. Do not spray paint new glued areas. Once done carefully remove from water and pat dry.

Hang with gold thread. Additional gold bows or metallic ribbon can be added for decoration.

Thanks to Wendy for this idea.

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