Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas tree ornament

These are fast and easy and might be just the ticket for a quick gift.

Cernit in pearl green and Verdi gris
Aztec gold Pearl-ex
Blade or craft knife
Christmas tree stamp- mine is old and from Stampin' up
3 hot set red rhinestones
18 or 16 gauge red colored copper wire
Clay machine
Bamboo skewer or knitting needle
Side cutters
chain nose pliers
round nose pliers
Nylon jaw pliers

Condition and roll out 1 1" ball of each Verdi gris and pearl green.

Roll into short coils about 1 3/4" long.

Twist together.

Pancake the clay.

Stamp the clay sheet with your christmas tree stamp of choice. Press in well, but not too much to cut through the clay.

Cut around the tree with your blade or craft knife leave at least an 1/8" all the way around the tree.

Poke a hole in the star at the top with your bamboo skewer.
Widen the hole,by picking the tree up gently and drilling in to the hole.

Poke at the bottom too and widen the hole too.

Open the jar of pearl-ex and put a small bit in the lid. Rub your finger in the lid, get the clumps off and rub on to the tree. Do not press hard but rub in circles. Completely cover the tree.

Add red rhinestones.
Bake in your oven at 275 degree F. for 25 minutes and shut off the oven and let cool in the oven.
This a great project for kids.
Come back for the wire parts!!

To be continued.
Part 2

Part 3


  1. Looks gorgeous already. Look forward to seeing it finished :)

  2. I love this idea. I have an ornament stamp that I used years ago on Christmas cards....hmmmmmmm, yep the grands will love it. Thanks darling girl. The Olde Bagg herself, Linda

  3. Thanks Marie, another fun tutorial.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.

  4. Marie you always make it look so easy! I do hope that you are getting some rest this weekend!


  5. I will definitely be trying this one as I just bought...a retired Christmas stampin up set & pearl ex powders!

  6. Wow! that is amazing how you do that!!!
    Thanks for all you do.

  7. That Pearl-Ex is amazing! It really covers it beautifully. This looks like a really fun project!

  8. I love the shade of green. It reminds me of the color of my Junior Girl Scouts uniform. How are you Marie? I see you are keeping busy. I am enjoying reading about your projects. Happy holidays to you. Soon it will be Christmas and you have the spirit!

  9. you know what you do, marie?

    you take the fear away.
    you give the inspiration.

    (my)teacher, teacher, teacher

  10. Yes, Marie - I am reading your posts backwards. LOL Loved HOW you created the tree! Thanks for sharing! THeresa


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