Joy Ornament Tutorial

To all those looking for humor, or before and after pics, you will just have to wait.
This is a crafting post!

You will need: 

Wood Rectangles
(I bought a huge pack of these at a craft supply place, not knowing what I was going to do with them)
Mini Clothespins
Rusty Jingle Bells

Decoart Americana
Sap Green
Antique White
Heritage Brick
Regular Painting Supplies

Base the rectangles with the Sap Green.
I blended a little of the Antique White on the upper right hand corners.
Allow to dry and sand lightly.

With Cocoa on a round brush (6) paint the letters.
You don't need a pattern for these, just paint them.

Highlight on the upper and right sides of the letters with Antique White using the same round brush.

With Heritage Brick on a liner brush, paint in the stripes.

Shade the lower and left sides with Black on the same liner brush.

Highlight the letters with White on the right sides.

String four jingle bells on the twine.
(Honestly, this was the hardest part of the project)
Pin the rectangles on with the mini clothespins and you are done!

How simple was that!!!


Angela said…
Thanks for sharing the tutorial . It will be time to display these before we turn around good. With our temps. going close to 100 over the weekend, I will be ready for that cold weather when it arrives. I am not a summer person. Have a great and safe holiday weekend.
What an awesome project! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! It will be Christmas before we know it!
Have a Happy 4th of July!
TheCrankyCrow said…
Silly, silly you....To think I could do THAT!! Just painting an "o" somewhere in the middle of one of those pieces would be a challenge! But they are cute as a bug's ear I must say!! Have a great weekend!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin
What a great idea, the possibilities are endless aren't they? Thanks for sharing another wonderful tutorial! Deb
Hi Cathy, Thanks for sharing. Just another thing to add to "the to-do list!!!!! You make it sound so pattern needed for the letters!!!! lol
Have a great weekend. Will be expecting weekend stories!!!! hahaha
Love your stories!!1
Kathy said…
Too cute.. thanks.. love them..