Friday, November 27, 2015

Gypsy Ornaments

Hello! I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful!!! Nothing like crafting to burn a few extra calories from all the pumpkin pie...right?!! Today, I have zany and unique ornaments to show you, loaded with almost every Christmas charm I had in my stash...gotta use up the loot! These are quite different from the usual and traditional Christmas ornaments I make, and I like that...very unexpected. Hope you enjoy!
I originally made three of these, but I've already given one away. The other two will be for an ornament swap. I hope they are not too over the top for the swappee's.
I've had the star tart tins and the flowers in my stash for quite some time, and since they fit perfectly together I thought why not?!! I painted the tins with Ranger's Gold Paint Dabber, let it dry a few minutes, and then put the heat tool on it for some extra bubbly texture! I LOVE that paint does that with heat...texture is always good!
I glued in the Prima flowers with Glossy Accents. Perfect fit.
I mixed up several batches of Ice Resin (2 syringes per tin) and poured them in over the flowers. The Ice Resin self levels and pops all it's bubbles on it's cool! While it was setting, I added buttons, Mirrored Stars, Distress Glitter Dust, rhinestones, Mini Numerals, Festive Foliage...and pretty much whatever I had that was sparkly. I let this set over night. The next day, I made holes in the tins to attach all kinds of charms to from Tim Holtz Idea-ology and Maya Road, with jump rings. Then I colored a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Spray Stain for the bow. I stamped the sentiment onto a tiny tag with Pegz Alphabet Stamps. Super easy project, and great for kids if they have the patience to let the Ice Resin set.
Did you know that Susan Lenart Kazmer's Ice Resin is now partnered with Ranger Ink? So cool! They are doing a Design Team call, fyi, so if you are interested 'Go For It'!!! Much luck!

I hope you are tackling all those Christmas projects so it doesn't sneak up on you, like it usually does for me. I'll be back in a few days with my last Christmas project that I made while on retreat. Thanks again for all the love!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Stunning decorations Anita! I love the star tart tins and you really fashioned them into amazing ornaments! These will brighten up any tree they hang on! hugs :)

  2. I love the tart tin idea!! Totally unique! Love it.

  3. They are different but they are also truly beautiful Anita. I love how you used all your charms to create dangly bits for your beautiful ornaments. You have reminded me that I have loads of Ice Resin stashed away - must get it out and use it! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. these remind me of an antique type ornament! i love the little bits and bobs used randomly and floating in the ice resin!! as always inspiring!!

  5. These are so much fun, Anita - I love how you've thrown everything at them and the result is a riot of festive colour and joy! Love the bubbled gold in the beginning and the wonderful charms and dangles.
    Alison xx

  6. Wow, Anita! This is amazing! Love all the stunning goodies on the ornaments and the poinsettia with the ice resin inside of it! So cool! Hugs, Sandra

  7. These are so unique and very decorative. I love that you used unusual materials like the star tart tins. Fabulous idea. And the way you made them really inspired me to give these a try. You included so many funny and pretty things. I just love them.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome art.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain


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