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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Upcycled Vintage Jello Mold Ornament

How are you doing on your Christmas preparations?  Is your home all decked out, cards all sent, cookies all baked, and presents all purchased and wrapped?  No???  Well, join the club!  While I am officially thru with decorating, I've not really done much in the way of baking, and still need to send out cards.  As for gifts, this is going to be a less is more kinda year!  All of which will hopefully allow us to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and not just on all of the commercialized stuff!

 I have been enjoying a bit of Christmas crafting, though!  Since I'm a "use what you've got" kind of girl, I've been trying to focus on creating with what I already have on hand, rather than buying a bunch of supplies at the craft store.  Awhile ago, I found a stack of petite vintage jello molds at the thrift store, and quickly snatched them up.  While not at all sure what I would do with them, I just knew that inspiration would eventually strike!
My oh so crafty friend Kim, over at Musings From Kim K came to the rescue, and gave me some tips and ideas, as she had created some of these herself.
So, I gathered bits of this and that, and began filling a mold with moss, faux greenery (glittered, of course!) and berries, and this adorable little German glass glittered bird.  A glittered silver snowflake adds even more sparkle!
 I also added a petite aqua vintage Christmas ornament, and fashioned a handle out of a silver pipe cleaner.
 Just look at that cute little face?  Isn't he just darling?
I had so much fun making this (thanks again, Kim for your help!), and can't wait to make some more.  I think a bunch of these hung on the Christmas tree would be so cute!
Now go out and find something to create, and be sure to add a little glitter while you are at it!!!


Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, I LOVE this, Donna!!! It is sooo beautiful!!! What a precious creation!!

Ann said...

That's so adorable! The aqua ornament gives it a special pop. Now I know what to do with the stack of molds I picked up a long time ago and have stored on my craft shelf. Thanks for the inspiration.

Myric said...

Oh Donna, you and your glittery projects.. I LOVE IT!

'Less is More' is a popular theme recently.
I have done a lot but I still feel I haven't finished everything I need to finish!

I hope you are having a great day :) Keep Inspiring!!


Tete said...

Oh, I love it! I have been playing just a tiny bit, but don't want to mess up all the stuff I have cleaned up until AFTER the holidays! I have all winter to yuck everything up again!
Hope you are well and having fun. We have been so rainy here lately and even had a thunderstorm go through last evening- 56 in December! Awesome!

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
This little birdie ornament is the cutest thing. I love the idea of using the jello molds for these. I can also see you doing them for other Holidays as well. Oh, you are so creative girl.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Donna...this is GORGEOUS! Love it!

I am running behind in everything...I had surgery last week and now still have a 3 week recovery period ahead so Christmas is going to have to be small this year at my house!

Happy Holidays Girlie!


Kim K. said...

Love, love, love how they turned out. I'm totally smitten with your versions.

Christmas hugs!

Myric said...

Hi Donna!
I love reading your comment. I cannot afford to buy laces and fabrics yet so I had to be resourceful! If you are planning to make one, be sure to post it! I would love to see your idea! Sure there's going to be glitz!


Mimi said...

Love the colors you've assembled in that basket.

Love of the Sea said...

Love this so much. And it looks so beautiful in my house. All my colors.