Magazine article Sunset

Tree Jewels: Create Ornaments That Are Simple and Stylish

Magazine article Sunset

Tree Jewels: Create Ornaments That Are Simple and Stylish

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Beaded elegance

Micro beads--actually tiny glass balls--add shimmer to classic ornaments. For adhesives, we used glue dots and Wacky Tacky Tape in plain sheets and star shapes. For craft-supply sources, see page 143.

Materials

* Scissors

* Adhesives (options listed above)

* Opaque glass ornaments

* Micro beads

Directions

1. For narrow stripes, use scissors to cut plain sheets of Wacky Tacky Tape into strips. Stick strips, stars, or dots on the area of the ornament where you want your design.

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2. Using a spoon and working over a small dish, sprinkle micro beads over the adhesive.

Drizzle balls

Clear glass balls simulate stained glass when paint is swirled inside them. Delta CeramDecor Air-Dry Perm-Enamel paints are formulated for use on glass and are available at craft stores.

Materials

* Clear glass balls

* Delta CeramDecor Air-Dry PermEnamel paints in several colors

Directions

1. Remove the metal top of a glass ball.

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2. Squeeze paint into one side of the rim and let it trickle into the ball, shaking gently to direct the flow of paint. Repeat the process on the opposite side. …

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