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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Glittery Fun!

Bonjour Mes Amis!
Ok, I am not one who likes rushing the Christmas season. It seems that it comes earlier and earlier each year, doesn't it?
So what have I been doing, but creating glittery Christmas ornaments!
I know, I know, but I just couldn't help myself!
 A few weeks ago I picked up a few paper mache star ornaments from Hobby Lobby, not sure exactly how I would use them. I decided to give them a glitter French twist!
So I pulled out bits of this and that, all things that I happened to have on hand.
I started by decoupaging copies of vintage French Christmas sheet music
(found at the Graphics Fairy) to the stars.  Then the fun really began!
I used both clear glass glitter as well as regular iridescent glitter to cover the stars.
 I "aged" this gorgeous silver tinsel trim with dark brown ink to give it a more vintage feel.
 Then I created a bunch of little "Joyeux Noel"
(French for "Merry Christmas") and mounted on heavy chipboard.  Also glittered, of course!

 I had a bunch of pretty silver glitter snowflakes left over from last year, which were perfect for this project.
 I combined them all together, along with some wonderfully crinkly cream seam binding, and this is what I came up with!

 The glitter isn't showing up well in the photos, but they are nice and sparkly!
I think they will look so pretty hung from the tree, and really will glisten in the lights!
 They were so fun to make, I want to create some more!
 Happy creating!


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh what a lovely ornament Donna! You've made it so much prettier with your embellishments. I can't get over how clever you are to 'age' the tinsel with ink. What a great idea! Also love that bird cage in the previous post. I love visiting here to get my 'white' fix, seeing all your thrift store transformations from drab to fab!!

Susie said...

Donna, What pretty stars. I love that you Frenchy them up. :) Do you ever see glitter on yourself when you go out to dinner? When I worked with sparkly things like that, well I had glitter everywhere. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Joyce Mayer said...

Okay, confession time - I LIKE the glitter on the ornament. There - I said it. (o: Did you fall off your chair? Giggle.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Donna I am in love with this ornament and want one for my Paris tree! Please tell me you will sell me one! It's just gorgeous!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Donna! I just love how the stars turned out! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us with your lovely creations! Blessings from Bama!

Trisha said...

They are so cute! I too don't like to rush Christmas, especially since I LOVE Thanksgiving, but I have been doing a lot of Christmas crafting! I think that is okay to do :)


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Oh, they are wonderful! I love the glittery season:-)

Diana Wise said...

Love these Donna!


Bente said...

Beautiful, Donna. Love the stars with glitter and all.
The bird cage under here is gorgeous. Some white paint and it`s new.

Hugs from here

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful job, Donna. Those are all just darling and will look gorgeous on a tree. I love that glitter trim on the card. How sweet is that!!!

You are on a roll there this week oh, Mz Glitter Queen! xo Diana

Musings from Kim K. said...

So very pretty! I wouldn't expect anything less from you! Did you get any of this lovely white cold stuff today? At this rate, we'll be putting up the ice rink before Thanksgiving.


Que cosa más bonita!!! besos

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, WOW I love your star ornaments. They turned out so wonderful. Such a great idea to age the tinsel.
Love the added tag with edge glitter.
These won't last long in your shop.
Happy Creating!!

Okio B Designs said...

Your stars are just lovely! And yes, Xmas seems like it starts earlier and earlier. Anyone with an Etsy shop knows they have to start super early. I've been trying not to blog about Xmas stuff but it's unavoidable this time of year. It makes us happy though so why not?! =)


Gail said...

Thanks for the inspiration Donna ....I'm going to start crafting a few bits next week ...can't wait !
Gail x

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Bonjour Donna!

I found you through Celeste and so glad I did! You have a great blog with such wonderful ideas. I love this star ornament you made! So sparkly and vintage looking. Your past posts were great too.

Blessings, Edie Marie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the stars - they are beautiful. They will go like hot cakes.
Have been busy making 7 wreaths for a large corporation and a few that I will sell or give away as gifts.
Looking forward to seeing what else
your up to.
Have a terrific weekend.