Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #3 and this time we a frosty snowflake theme to the Christmas decoration tutorial! A little resin and glitter make holiday art!
Before getting into the project, here is a quick recap. I found four of these unfinished ornaments and decided to give them four distinct looks and styles. If you haven’t seen them, be sure to check them out!
#1 Rustic Farmhouse Country Snowman version
Wood ornament: check your local Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby
Snowflake ornament: check your local Dollar Tree
White paint: https://amzn.to/34kJH70
Purple glitter: https://amzn.to/2OIeDHN
Blue glitter: https://amzn.to/37DePRh
Silver ribbon: https://amzn.to/35dvBEs
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast: http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin: http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast: http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.
Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:
1. I started with an unfinished wood ornament cut out.
2. I had bought a larger 3D snowflake ornament and some smaller flat snowflake ornaments. Both were from the Dollar Tree.
3. I painted the ornament white. I did the front, back and edges.
4. I taped the edges of the back with painters tape.
5. I burnished the tape down, so there was good contact.
6. I trimmed the excess tape from around the ornament.
7. The ornament I bought was very thick and I needed to remove one of the layers of the snowflake. I used my craft knife and carefully pried off the gem and then the one layer. It was just glued together, so it worked out well.
8. There was a loop on the one part of the snowflake, where the string was. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I took scissors and trimmed it off.
10. I selected a variety of blue, white and purple glitter.
12. Here is a tip: After I trimmed the tape, I put a little vaseline on the edge…just a little. This helped me remove the excess drips from the bottom, after the resin had cured.
13. I mixed 5-6 ounces of resin.
14. I mixed in a variety of glitters.
15. Once well mixed, I poured it over the ornament. FYI: I put three cups under ornament, to raise it up.
16. I used a stir stick to move the resin around, including on the edges.
17. I used my torch to pop the bubbles.
18. I placed the snowflake ornament in the center.
19. I placed the smaller snowflakes around the larger snowflake.
20. I let it sit for at least 12 hours.
21. Once cured, I flipped it over, on the cups, and used my craft knife to pry off the excess resin drips. By the way, it worked great with the vaseline!!!
22. I peeled off the tape.
Nice and clean!
23. I drilled a hole into the ornament.
24. I ran a ribbon through the hole and tied a knot.
Hope you like it! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!