The Craft In Me

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Easy Ornament for Christmas

Recently I was doing my weekly stroll through Michael’s eyeing all of the Christmas ornaments and came across a lovely glittered wire sphere shaped ornament. And of course I said to myself, as I so often do, “I can make that”.

My version is not a sphere but that’s definitely on my list to do.

Here is my take and, yes, it was too easy!

All I used is this thick copper wire, I think it’s .36 gauge. This particular wire I got from Hobby Lobby in the section where they sell clock mechanics. It comes in a thin tube and it’s about $10 for about 10 sticks.

So using my jewelry pliers I formed my curly swirly, which took all of about 5 minutes.

Then I sprayed it with adhesive. It’s best to hold the wire by a hook because this adhesive is very sticky. And making sure to spray at all angles so all sides are covered.

Then you simply sprinkle on the glitter.

After the first coat, I sprayed with more adhesive and added more glitter.

I applied about 3 coats in all.

It’s so sparkly and lovely, I can’t wait to try other colors and shapes!

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  1. thanks for sharing... I will have to make some for my tree.

  2. Genius! So simple, yet I would have NEVER thought of it!

  3. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing the how-to's!

  4. Fun! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

  5. omg! i just saw some leftover fence wire and wondered what I could do with it...this is it. and to think i was just complaining about not having enough decorations. love love love.



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