Resparkle Your Old Ornaments: Round Onecomments (2) November 30th, 2008
I found a box of six plain ornaments—once-shiny red glass rounds that had definitely seen better days—and thought I'd try a crafty experiment using bits and pieces from my stash to resparkle them. First up was a quick, easy rhinestone embellishment in a simple repeating pattern, a nice distraction from some of the worn spots on the finish here and there. I'll be posting a few more of my crafty makeover ideas over the next few weeks, too, from wired rounds of beads to eye-catching glitter stripes, and chances are you'll have everything you need for one or all of them right in your stash!
- One old ornament
- Sharpie or other marker
- Assorted rhinestones—I used five large clear rounds (A) as my main sparkles and eight medium gold rounds (B) as my accents
- Hot-glue gun
1. Choose a repeating pattern for your ornament—a simple, geometric sequence seemed to suit my round ornament well. I decided to place four large clear rounds (A) at the midpoint, evenly spaced around the equator of the glass ball. Use the Sharpie to make a mark at each spot you want to place a rhinestone A.
2. Add a dab of hot glue to your first marked spot and press a rhinestone into it. Repeat to place each one in this first sequence.
3. Next, choose the pattern for your contrast or second sequence of rhinestones (B). I decided to place two sets of four gold sparkles above and below the first clear ones, offset so that they were halfway between each of the clear ones. Now make a mark at each spot you're placing these accent B rhinestones.
4. Repeat step 2 to glue down the next eight sparkles. Finish by adding one last large clear A rhinestone to the bottom of the glass ball, opposite the hanger at the top, and glue it down.
5. Let it cool for a few minutes before hanging it on your tree!
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