Last year we made a small Halloween tree and my little girl wanted to do it again this year but bigger! Do you know how hard it is to find Christmas ornaments that can pass for Halloween tree ornaments? Nearly impossible in Little Rock. So guess what? We made them!
This is great for Christmas too. We have a black and white Christmas and soild ornaments of either color are a little harder to find so we made some of our own last year too.
Materials: Use glitter glue and glitter (I used Martha's glitter and glue. My Christmas ones look just as good this year as they did when they left my craft room last November.) The ornaments are the "design your own" clear glass that you find at any craft store.
Halloween Ornaments: Using vinyl, shelf liner or any sticky back paper (the jack-o-lantern ornaments we used mailing labels) cut out your design. For detailed designs, like my skull, I reccomend vinyl or shelf liner. You can cut the design where the bubbles are and carefully work around making some areas overlap, make sure it's stuck down good.
Coat the ornament in glitter glue, working carefully around the design not to get a whole mess of glue under the vinyl. Pour glitter over the ornament, catch the excess glitter on a piece of paper or in a glittler tray. Tap off the excess from the ornament (tap on the top metal part). I removed my vinyl while the glue was still a little wet. Tweezers or a paper pirecer are great for that part. Let dry - I mean it. You have to let it dry between colors.
Using a small paintbrush, "paint" glittler glue into the places where you removed the vinyl (where your second color goes). Put your second color glitter into that space, tap off excess and let dry. You're done! The hardest part is waiting for it to dry. :)
What do you think? Halloween tree: Is it too crazy?