Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday - Christmas Decorations

Yes you read my title correctly. This week, the first week of March, another bitterly cold week in the longest winter in history I have been working on Christmas decorations. Glass Christmas balls to be correct. Friends are getting married and I thought I'd make something different for a wedding gift rather than the 5 throws and 2 quilts I received when I got married. I am also working on a Christmas tree skirt. I hope they like them. Stay tuned for progress updates.

I painted these clear balls by adding drops of acrylic paint to the inside and patiently swirling and dripping. They have been drying two days and still aren't dry. The gold will become more vibrant when they fully dry and then I will put the hangers back on.

Here's a tip. If you want 12 balls, make sure you buy at least one extra. I broke one and it's virtually impossible to find Christmas balls at this time of the year. I think I'll be gifting 6 and keeping 5 for myself or other gifts.

So whatcha working on?

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous idea! Newly marrieds have so much money to spend on setting up their new homes that when Christmas comes along they sometimes end up with a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree! I'm sure your gift will be the ONLY one of it's kind they get and they will remember yours during the holiday!