What is in your stocking?

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an ornament I had actually started last Christmas but with all the craziness and such that normally goes on around this time of year I didn’t finish it. Well I did get a complete of photos of me starting the process though. ūüôā

The stocking ornament is from SmoothFoam which I had received last year for a blog hop that the Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam was hosting together.¬†
I started by lightly sanding and applying a coat of gesso which once dry I painted the stocking with red acrylic paint. I cut the cuff of the stocking from White on White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock. I  applied antique Mod Podge to the stocking and then sprinkled glitter all over. Once dry I painted one of the packages, added some lace around the cuff and I put it away for the year.
I dug it out and this is how I finished it off. I used some Prima poinsettias and added a sequin and dew drop to the center for an elegant look.

I added a mini bottle brush tree, along with bells, pearl sprays and miniature Christmas lights.

I finished off with a little gold trim and a holly leaf.

Don’t you think it looks lovely on my four foot tinsel tree I got for 66% off at Hobby Lobby last year. It was a floor model and pre-lit. It reminds me of my great grandmother’s tinsel tree but hers had a color wheel with it. I remember sitting at her house at Christmas time watching the tree turn¬†different colors‚Ķsuch great memories. ūüôā

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Ornament Blog Hop: Wish Snow Globe

Hi everyone! It finally hit me that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have lots of projects and swaps that I’m working on and I’m running out of time…YIKES!!! But I do have this adorable project that I have just finished using a SmoothFoam snowman body¬†and Robin’s Nest products that I would like to share. This snow globe is for the “An Ornament Blog Hop”¬†linky party¬†that The Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam are hosting. So please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s Blog and checkout everyone¬†else’s creations using Robin’s Nest¬†and SmoothFoam¬†product and be sure to become a follower of each blog for a chance to win prizes…now who doesn’t love prizes??? I know I do. ūüôā
I used an old Tostitos creamy spinach dip (1 lb. 7 oz.) jar which I had no¬†problem cleaning out. ūüôā The lid I gessoed and once dry painted with turquoise paint and then seal with Mod Podge. Next I gessoed the snowman body twice and then painted white paint. I lightly penciled in eyes and mouth and then painted with black paint. Load pink paint on a brush and “pounce” most of the paint off onto a piece of paper and then “pounce” the rest on the snowman for cheeks. While all of¬†that is drying I took a small piece of sculpey clay and created a “carrot” nose and then I followed the baking directions on the side of the package. Once the nose has baked and cooled adhere it to the snowman. I poked tiny holes and added a bit of glue to the twigs before I added to either side of the body and I glued three dew drops down the front of the body too. ¬†Now comes the fun part…GLITTER!!! I sponged Mod Podge to all of the snowman and then sprinkled glitter all over. Let dry.

Next I cut a 1/8″ strip from¬†AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock¬†to make a scarf. Cut to fit around the neck and glue. Now cut four small pieces and curl the ends with a pair of scissors and glue to the side of the neck and add a¬†Pearl Dew Drop¬†to top it off. Then lightly ¬†Mod Podge the scarf and add glitter.

For the hat it needs to be cone shaped. I free handed a pattern and once I got it the size I wanted it I traced it onto a vintage sheet of music and cut out. Now roll up to make a cone and then adhere. Also add tinsel around hat and glue to the head.

Take the lid and adhere a smaller lid to the inside.

Draw a circle slightly bigger than the lib onto felt and cut out. Then adhere to the inside of lid over the smaller lid. Now adhere the snowman to the top of the smaller lid and then sprinkle shaved ice glitter over the felt.

Now screw the “globe” over¬†the snowman, add shear ribbon around bottom and tie off. ¬†Adhere dew drop, button and¬†Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes¬†together. Once dry Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter over the snowflake and then glue to the middle of the bow.

I adhered together a wooden snowflake, medallion (made from¬†AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock),¬†Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes, button and jingle bell. Lightly Mod Podge and add glitter. I added a¬†Pearl Dew Drop¬†to the tip of the snowflake “arms” and then glued to the top of the “globe”.

Cut out four banners, Mod Podge, add glitter and let dry. Print the word WISH, cut apart and adhered to the banner. Thread¬†onto baker’s twine alternating between beads and banner. I’m so please with how it turned out!!! I can’t wait to now¬†display it on the mantel along with all my other Christmas decorations.

Supplies Used:

Glass jar with lid
Ceramcoat Turquoise Acrylic Paint
Anita’s White Acrylic Paint
Gesso
Antique Mod Podge
Twigs from a tree
Extra Fine Glitter
Shaved Ice Glitter
White Felt
Sheer Ribbon
Silver Bell
Wooden Snowflake
Vintage Sheet Music
Silver Tinsel
Blue Buttons
Blue Jewelry Beads
Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants
Sizzix Medallion 
Timeless Aqua and White Twine 
Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay
I do have more Christmas ornaments in the works and I will share once I’m finished. ¬†Remember to follow each blog for a chance to win and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!¬†