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DIY Monogram Christmas Ornament & Gift Topper

By: Kirsten Jones & Jessie Jennings

Create unique and personal ornaments as gifts this year using Gallery Glass! Paint a simple monogram and festive holly berries to give your Christmas tree that something extra.

At a Glance:

Project #15685 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Gallery Glass Logo
supplies

Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Real Red, 2 oz. - 17347

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Kelly Green, 2 oz. - 16008

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Aqua, 2 oz. - 17049

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Green Shimmer, 2 oz. - 16851

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Crystal Clear, 2 oz. - 16001

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Bright White, 2 oz. - 17350

Number Needed: 1 $2.99
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Gallery Glass ® Liquid Leading™ - Black, 8 oz. - 16082

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz. - 524

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Platinum, 4 oz. - 5552

Number Needed: 1 $14.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Bronze Taklon Set, 3 pc. - 50559

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Ornament/Gift Topper

  • Glass Ornaments Flat Round
  • Desired Ribbon or string to hang
  • Desired Letter to Personalize
Gift bags
  • White gift bags
  • Tooth brush
  • Pencil (optional)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Paper plate

Instructions

Ornaments/Gift Toppers

  1. Place copy of holly design under ornament as shown, following basic Liquid Lead Instructions, lead several ornaments as shown and let dry.
  2. Find and print pattern for personalization, place pattern under ornament and lead.  Let dry.
  3. Color in each design as shown.  Blend 2 colors using a toothpick.  Let dry completely.
  4. Using the bottle tip of the Clear Gallery Glass and Aqua, fill in all areas around holly with Aqua and blend into Clear with a loose swirl pattern as shown.
  5. Let dry completely.
  6. Tie bows as shown and hang.

Gift Bags

  1. Lay the white gift bag flat on your workspace.
  2. Using a 1/2” fat brush, hand paint horizontal stripes on the bag using Calypso Sky. You can measure and mark with a pencil and ruler before painting for accuracy. Let dry.
  3. On a paper plate, thin down Wicker White with water slightly. Dip the toothbrush into the paint mixture. Aim the toothbrush at the bag and rake your thumb over the bristles to create splatters that will be visible on the blue stripes. This is called fly-specking.
  4. Repeat step 3 using Treasure Gold Platinum and let dry.

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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