One of my favorite activities of the holidays is making Christmas tree ornaments. When my children were small it started with construction paper chains, (which I still have), to painting holiday wood shapes, stringing beads, and painting glass ornaments. Although I am more or less on my own these days making ornaments, I still like to create something new for our tree.
Efex™ reached out to me this year and I loved the idea of turning their furniture appliqués into ornaments. Here is how I did it.
Choosing several of their designs, I used my favorite gold spray paint, Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish. After they were dry, I pulled out my Krylon Silver metallic pen and painted accents. Of course you could use other holiday paints and colors, but I love the sparkle of gold and silver on a tree. One of the best things about the Efex™ ornaments is that they are unbreakable. (I don’t even want to count the number of glass balls I’ve lost over the years). And although I don’t have little ones running around the tree anymore, I do have my sweet, always excited, golden retriever, Mollie, to keep in mind when trimming the tree.
I used ornament hooks but you could also use string or decorative ribbon attached with Contact Cement. A fun, fast, easy and safe, holiday craft for your family. Decorate your tree and enjoy!