Monday, November 29, 2010

Do you remember MacGyver?

I thought about that show today when I worked on this project.  You will understand why within the the next few pictures.

Tis the season for ornaments, and for using the phrase "tis the season" a lot.  I won't lie, you will probably see quite a few from me, I hope that you will enjoy them.  I promise not to to do too many in a row.




Hey, why isn't that glass ornament rolling around?  Oh yeah, it's flat on one side, cool.  I remember when I bought them, I wasn't sure I would like them.  I figured out some terrific things to do with them, so yes, I do love them.

I took some red acrylic paint and some pearlizing medium, and mixed them together in a handy bottle. 






I squeezed the paint into the ornament, covered the opening with painters tape and  gently shook it.  When the entire inside was coated, I was overtaken with a MacGyver moment.  I knew there was a lot of paint left inside, and I wanted it to dry faster, so...




I took some painters tape and stretched it across the top of a plastic bowl.  That allowed me to place the ornament on top so that it could drain.  Good stuff, right?




I cut some Holly paper with decorative scissors, and stamped a beautiful A in olive green.  I Mod Podged the initial onto the globe and over it to seal.  I added red seed beads and a pretty green bow.

Despite the fancy MacGyver maneuver, this was a very easy ornament to put together.  I made this one as a gift, and I am excited to give it to my friend tomorrow...





All I need is a toothbrush, a couple of nails, and scotch tape, and I'm all set to go here...

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20 comments:

  1. These came out great. You have given me an awesome idea. And yes, McGyver would be proud!!

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  2. Sounds like you were having a "MacGyver Moment", Christine! Love it! I also love the fact that the ornament is flat on one side, cool!

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  3. That is too stinkin' cute! Where did you find the ornaments?

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  4. And you didn't even have to blow anything up! Turned out great. I'm sure the recipient will love it.

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  5. I loved MacGyver!!! He could build a bomb with a chewing gum and a piece of yanr in 30 sec.!

    Love the ornament! Very pretty!

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  6. It turned out so pretty - smart MacGyver moment ;).

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  7. haha -- what a fun post! This ornament is beautiful and looks like a lot of fun to make, as well. It's a great bragable and thanks for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  8. Oh my gosh, how clever is that to dry out the ornament? You ROCK! You're now my McGyver-queen!! :)
    I love this ornament. The paper, stamp and beads are gorgeous. I love pearlized paint, too!
    I missed ya' hun!! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

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  9. Very cute and clever ideas on how to make it!

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  10. You are very talented in all the creations and designs of these pretty things.

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  11. How great is that! I just love the way bloggers share all their creativity!!! Turned out beautiful. Happy Rednesday.
    Ann

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  12. Very pretty! You did a great job on this, Nan

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  13. Ah Christine - you personalized it just for me! you are too kind

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  14. What a pretty project!! thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  15. We use that word MacGyver alot around here, especially when my husband is trying to fix something! Your ornament turned out beautifully, and thanks for the tutorial!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  16. The MacGyver name caught my eye and yes that was a good moment!! Love how you painted the inside! Great job with the print and letter!

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  17. How great is that! I just love the way bloggers share all their creativity!!! Turned out beautiful. Happy Rednesday.
    Ann

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  18. haha -- what a fun post! This ornament is beautiful and looks like a lot of fun to make, as well. It's a great bragable and thanks for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  19. That is too stinkin' cute! Where did you find the ornaments?

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