Friday, December 6, 2013

Shabby Chic Snowflake Ornament Tutorial with Andrea Amu

I love to mix in little bits and pieces of Shabby Chic décor amongst my favorite pieces of vintage and primitive fixins as I decorate.  The fresh white and glitter aspects that are common with each make it a very good style combination to pair up!  Ornaments are especially fun to decorate with this time of the year plus they make the perfect little gift too.  So, I started this project off by purchasing an unfinished wood snowflake ornament at a craft store. 

Here are the steps:

1.  First I coated the wood snowflake with several  generous layers of spray color mist.  I used a combination of Hot Chocolate Chalkboard Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist by Ranger.  Allow this all to completely dry.  Now spray the ornament with a heavy coat of Spray adhesive.  I used "General Purpose 45" by 3M.  You will want to cover the entire surface of the wood ornament with glitter of your choice.  I used one of my favorites, Fairy Dust glitter in Pralines & Cream by Donna Salazar Designs (Clearsnap).  Make sure to fix all the glitter to the ornament by spraying the surface with a clear coat fixative spray. 

2.  The rest of this project involves lots of embellishing... with lots of gorgeous Curtsey Boutique goodies!  First up, I layered on a pink heart paper doily from the shop.  Apply it to the top of the snowflake ornament using some strong adhesive glue-dots. 
3.  Next I selected some white glittered mini snowflakes to add in.  I layered each of them to the ornament having them peek beneath the pink heart doily and attaching them to the ornament with smaller glue-dots. 
4.  To finish this ornament and to really give it a boost of shabby chic-ness, add a fabulous Curtsey Boutique glass pearl and fabric tulle flower embellishment to the very top.  Adhere with a dab of hot glue.  Last, tie off a piece of jute twine through the hole at the top to use as the hanger. 
The result is a perfectly Shabby Chic Winter snowflake ornament to adorn your favorite holiday display!
Curtsey Boutique supplies:
Tulle Flowers
Heart Shaped Doilies
Other supplies:
Unfinished Wood Snowflake Ornament
Color Mist Spray
Clear Coat Fixative Spray
Jute Twine
Hot Glue

To see more amazing projects from Andrea, visit her blog by clicking on her photo below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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