Thursday, September 6, 2012

My 1st Halloween Ornament

I know the photo has a ton of glare but I couldn't wait to share this one with you guys! I'm so excited about how it turned out :)  I had been seeing a lot of people already starting to post the glittered Christmas ornaments, well I'm barely ready to give up summer and I'm not skipping fall so I had the idea to do a Halloween ornament. I LOVE IT!

I made the ornament the same way you see in the zillion tutorials online, using pledge/future floor finish (just pour it in, swirl it around gently to get an even coating, then pour it out... let it drain for a couple mins and then dump in some fine glitter... Martha Stewart's is great, cover the hole and shake like crazy, then pour out the excess. I cut the pumpkin face with black outdoor (Oracal 651 vinyl) and just placed it by hand. I made my own custom color ribbon using my distress inks and then used three of the new gorgeous Trendy Twine colors to make a 2nd bow. Oh I also used a bic marker to color the ornament top green, next time I'll try my alcohol inks for better coverage.

I must also comment on the candle holder it's resting on. Don't you love it? It's from the $1 store!!! All I did was paint it first with a coat of my beloved Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze and then I added a light coat of Krylon Glitter Blast (eeeekkk love that stuff, I want every color!). Took about 2 mins total and dried super fast too. 

I hope I've inspired you to think outside the Christmas ornament :) 


  1. cute!! I would never have thought of making a Halloween ornament:-)

  2. I love, love the ornament and I love the stand! I will have to check out this glitter paint, your candle stick looks amazing and your pumpkin ornament looks awesome sitting on top of it. I am not ready to give up summer either and dread winter, but I'm going to make the best out of fall. lol


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