I picked up a bag of old kitchen hardware for 50¢ at a Garage Sale.
I can’t resist a good bargain and knew I might even use them someday.
After disassembling and using them on a couple of projects,
I put the rest in a container high on the shelf for another day.
I ran across them again the other day and had an idea…
How would they look with cream spray paint?
I knew I was onto something and let the idea marinate in my head for a day or two.
This is what I came up with and I’m pretty happy with the results.
For my Ornament:
- Paint the base plate from old kitchen hardware with cream spray paint.
- I added silver around the edge using my finger tip and paint from a Chisel Point Pen Tip Calligraphy Paint Marker, Silver* (affiliate link)
- Remove the small wooden base from a small bottle brush tree. With small pliers bend the remaining wire tip up into the tree.
- Cut the back of the bottle brush tree to make it flat.
- Glue tree in place with Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry.*
- For a little extra sparkle, I rubbed clear glitter glue into the bristles of the tree. Glue pearl beads and place directly into tree.
- On the top of the ornament I used a piece cream twill ribbon with an inexpensive plastic star ornament on a silver jump ring. Tied it in place with a piece of burlap twine and small cream button.
- I added a silver jingle bell that I painted and distressed with sandpaper and tied on with a satin ribbon.
- Place the word sticker onto a thin piece of chipboard, trim around sticker, lightly sand the edges for a distressed look and glue into place.
Here’s a simpler idea. I love this one too.
I bet your going to start rummaging through that junk drawer in the garage and see what you can find.
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