Plastic Christmas ornaments, Modpodge, paint brush
Old sheet music or books (even newspaper would work)
Tear the pages of music or books in small pieces,
remove metal top (hanger) from ornament cover ball with the Modpodge,
put the Modpodge on both sides of paper with brush getting it very wet
Cover the entire ball with the pieces of torn sheet music or books
using paint brush dipped in the Modpodge to smooth out...
your fingers work great for this too but it is very messy!
Let dry (I dried mine overnight). Mix a little brown color paint
(I used nutmeg brown) with water to thin it out and brush it
on the ornament lightly, then rub off with paper towel.
This helps give it a more "antique" appearance
Put metal tops back on ornaments. Use paint brush to put Modpodge
on the metal hanger, and around the top of the ornament
and sprinkle with glitter. I used white iridescent glitter
but gold or silver would be beautiful too!
Let glitter dry... I used little paper cups to hold them upright to dry
I made vintage tags in Microsoft Publisher from free clip art I found online
I used my paper cutter to cut the tags evenly
I antiqued my cards using some brown colored chalk
around the edges and smudging it with a tissue
I punched a small hole and tied a tag on each of my ornaments
I just used a simple twine hanger to keep the rustic
old world feel to the ornament
These were very easy to make, and I think they would make great gifts for girlfriends, co-workers, secret Santa gifts, or gift exchanges. If you are looking for a fun craft to make for gifts this Christmas you should give these a try... no time, or not feeling like making a mess, just click on the tab at the top of this page, it will take you to my Etsy shop where you just might find a few already made ;), and don't worry it won't hurt my feelings if you tell them you made it yourself!