I think this month I will be depicting to ornament transformation. There is so much one person can do with ornaments. They are no longer confined to just traditional Christmas color.
Okay so these are still in the traditional colors but the form has change. It no longer just a plain old bulb.
- Glass bulbs (I would recommend plastic since you don’t have to glue down the pipe cleaners)
- Green, White, and Red Pipe cleaners (Dollar Tree, pick up some today)
- Green, White, and Red felt (Dollar Tree, more bang for your buck)
- White & Black Pompoms (another Dollar Tree buy)
- E-6000 (not a Dollar Tree buy need to go to hardware or craft store)
- Googol Eyes (Dollar Tree)
- Glue dots or Pop dotes
- Red, White, Green Glitter (Dollar Tree)
- Red, White, Green Glitter pens (Dollar Tree)
- Bling (optional)
Honestly this was one of the most cost effect projects I have ever done! Anyway back to the project, it would have been a lot easier if they were plastic. I would have just cut holes for the pipe cleaners and ears, however since I didn’t I rolled with the punches and did what I know best. Improvise!
Step 1 – Glittering the Bulb
Glitter the inside of my bulb. There are so many methods on YouTube and tons of products it’s safe to say I don’t need to give you a how-to on this part.
Step 2 – Creating the Antlers
Fold two pipe cleaners in half. Starting at the fold end, begin to twist together. Stop twisting about a third of the way. Pull the ends apart and fold each of those and then twist until you reach the center. Twist the remaining ends back together. Coil the end in to a small spiral having the middle sticking out. This will be the base of your antler that will be gluing down with E-6000 to the glass bulb.
Step 3 – Creating the Ears
Cut two 2’x2’inch squares and fold them in half. From tip to tip on the folded end cut a half oval. This will give you your ear. Then cut two 1 inch circle out of the same colored felt. Fold one of your circles in half make a small insigne in the center of the folded circle. Repeat to the second circle.Pinch one end of your oval shape ear and slip it through one of your circle part way. Flip the small piece to the side and glue them together. Let dry before placing them on the bulb. Once dry glue the round circle end onto the blub.
Step 4 – Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
Snatch some glue dots or pop dotes and adhere them to the bulb, this will be your guideline to position your black pompom for the nose and white pompoms for the mouth. Once you have glued your nose and mouth with E-6000, remove your googol eyes form the glue dotes or pop dotes and adhesive with E-6000
Step 5 – Final Touches
Grab your glitter glue pen and go around your felt this will hide any glue that might have seeped out on to the felt or glass. Take some bling and deck your antlers out.