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Monday, November 25, 2019

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #3: Frosty Snowflake | Christmas Craft Ideas | Craft Klatch

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #3 and this time we a frosty snowflake theme to the Christmas decoration tutorial!  A little resin and glitter make holiday art!



Before getting into the project, here is a quick recap.  I found four of these unfinished ornaments and decided to give them four distinct looks and styles.  If you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out!

#1 Rustic Farmhouse Country Snowman version

#2  Glitz and Glam - Merry and Bright version


Now it's time for #3!!!!

Materials:

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Wood ornament: check your local Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby

Snowflake ornament: check your local Dollar Tree
White paint:  https://amzn.to/34kJH70
Purple glitter:  https://amzn.to/2OIeDHN
Blue glitter: https://amzn.to/37DePRh
Silver ribbon:  https://amzn.to/35dvBEs
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast: http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin: http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast: http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:

FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:





Directions:

1.  I started with an unfinished wood ornament cut out.

2.  I had bought a larger 3D snowflake ornament and some smaller flat snowflake ornaments.  Both were from the Dollar Tree.


3. I painted the ornament white.  I did the front, back and edges.

4.  I taped the edges of the back with painters tape.

5.  I burnished the tape down, so there was good contact.

6.  I trimmed the excess tape from around the ornament.

7.  The ornament I bought was very thick and I needed to remove one of the layers of the snowflake.  I used my craft knife and carefully pried off the gem and then the one layer.  It was just glued together, so it worked out well.




8.  There was a loop on the one part of the snowflake, where the string was.  I didn't like the way it looked, so I took scissors and trimmed it off.


9.  I trimmed the string off of the smaller ornaments.  

10.  I selected a variety of blue, white and purple glitter.

12.  Here is a tip:  After I trimmed the tape, I put a little vaseline on the edge...just a little.  This helped me remove the excess drips from the bottom, after the resin had cured.

13.  I mixed 5-6 ounces of resin.

14.  I mixed in a variety of glitters.


15.  Once well mixed, I poured it over the ornament.  FYI:  I put three cups under ornament, to raise it up.

16.  I used a stir stick to move the resin around, including on the edges.

17.  I used my torch to pop the bubbles.

18.  I placed the snowflake ornament in the center.

19.  I placed the smaller snowflakes around the larger snowflake.

20.  I let it sit for at least 12 hours.

21.  Once cured, I flipped it over, on the cups, and used my craft knife to pry off the excess resin drips.  By the way, it worked great with the vaseline!!!

22.  I peeled off the tape.

 Nice and clean!

23.  I drilled a hole into the ornament.

24.  I ran a ribbon through the hole and tied a knot.

That's it!  


Hope you like it!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


Mona




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