Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SUNBURST MIRROR ORNAMENTS AND MY CHRISTMAS TREE


First of all, let me say a big ol' THANK YOU for all of your sweet comments on my Christmas Home Tours!  I'm still working my way through responding to your comments, but know that your encouragement is very much appreciated.

After seeing Jen's sunburst ornaments here, I knew that I had to have some for my tree this year too.  She gave a great tutorial, but I made mine a little differently so I thought I'd share that with you today.  They are super simple, and only cost around $1 each!

Here's what you'll need:


unfinished wooden disc (Hobby Lobby), round craft mirrors, craft sticks, wooden skewers, gold spray paint, ribbon, and hot glue.  I used the plastic/cork coasters for a different one later in this post.

I started by hot-gluing my craft sticks to the back of the wooden disc.  They were all random...no measuring or too much thought needed!  On some I used all craft sticks, and on some I mixed the wooden skewers (cut in half) with them.


After that was assembled, I used a base coat of gold spray paint and then a top coat of gold glitter spray paint.  That gave an extra sparkle that looks pretty on the tree!

After the paint was dry, I hot glued the mirror to the top and a loop of ribbon to hang by on the back.  All done!


I think I made a dozen and really like the statement they made on my tree this year.  I kept a lot of my filler ornaments packed away this year and focused on mainly the gold and silver ones, but since this is our only tree I still used some sentimental ones and my scrabble tile ornaments from last year.


While making these, my daughter made the remark that they looked like snowflakes, so I thought we'd go with some of those, too!  For these I used a 4-pack of coasters from Dollar Tree, but I also saw the same ones at Walmart.  The process was basically the same, but I glued a coaster to the back of this one too so the front and back would be the same.  After spraying it all silver, I glued a mirror in the center and added a plastic snowflake to the front. We hung those on the tree in her room.


I forgot the other day, but I wanted to show you my "tree skirt" this year.  I spread out my 3 faux Ikea sheepskins, and I'm loving them!  And, I don't think the top of my tree showed up in any of the photos, but I used a simple black and white striped deco-mesh bow.



Don't forget that The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour of Homes is continuing through this week.  My super stylish friend Pam at Simple Details shared her tour on Monday,

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Elizabeth from Little Black Door was up yesterday,

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and Oak Ridge Revival is up today.  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!  And on Friday, get ready to link up your own tour!

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15 comments:

  1. Those sunbursts look so pretty on the tree, I love the way they look! I must try to do some myself!

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  2. those are soooo fun! and elizabeth totally killed it- awesome! you ladies both rock the amazing colors and i love it!

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  3. Just stunning! I love how they look on your GORGEOUS tree!! :)

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  4. So creative! Love this style ornament!

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  5. Those ornaments are so fun and they have such an impact on the tree. Love them!

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  6. So pretty and simple! I'm loving all your homemade ornaments!

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  7. So fun, I love that they're nice and big and the bling, of course! :) Thanks for the sweet mention!

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  8. Great idea and easy too! All of your decor is just beautiful...as expected. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  9. Those ornaments are amazing. I love a good sunburst ;)
    And The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour of Homes has ben really great too.

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  10. Your tree is so pretty, Jennifer! The sunburst ornaments are so fun!

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  11. So cute Jennifer! Love the shot of your tree with the chalkboard in the background :) xo Kristin

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  12. Everything looks so beautiful Jennifer ~ and what a fun diy!

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  13. I love your tree. I am from Oklahoma and am wondering where you got that wonderful ornament of our flag?

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  14. amazing tree i hope you spent a funny day

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