Sunday, November 21, 2010

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Ornament!



Well I can't believe the weekend is coming to an end, for some reason it always seems to go by in the blink of an eye.  It was our Holiday Event at the store this Saturday, so I have not been on the blog  much this past week,  as I have come home and crashed after getting ready for it all week!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is THIS week!  I can't!
I am so not with it this year!  I'm sure though, that Josh is glad I didn't pull out the Christmas music and decor at the end of September this year!
I'm so ready....NOW..... to get my place all set up for Christmas!  I have put out a few things here and there, but I haven't pulled any of my boxes down from storage yet.  That will be my task this week!
 I HaVe made a few NEW decorations so far this year though!

If you don't know me, one thing you should know is that I LOVE Anthropologie!  I could..... and I have gotten lost in there home stuff for hours!  I always find something I can't live without!  So when I was browsing there Christmas decor online the other day I came across this ornament.  Now it's one thing to spend money on something I know I will love forever.   However,  I am kinda a klutzy person, and fragile things never seem to make it very long around me....or Josh....maybe its something in our water.....  So I didn't really want to spend almost $30 for this glass Ornament.  So what's a DIY girl to do!?  
Well I just had to see if I could make one myself!  The only items I didn't have were the glass ornaments, which I bought at Michaels; I bought a set of four, for around $5.
So my DIY Anthropologie Ornament rang in at only $1.25!
Not bad!

This is what I started with! Oh, and don't forget the hot coco when making Christmas decor!
It's very important!  I was drinking mine out of our cute Anthropologie Initial Mug.





After a few layers of paint!



Next came the Krylon Glue!
I love this shade of glitter, it's white gold, by Martha Stewart!





























I think my version came out pretty cute!  

*Update*  I entered this ornament in BHG's Homemade Christmas Ornament Contest!
Please Vote for me HERE!
P.S.  There is no submit button, just hit enter!


















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34 comments:

  1. love it! what a beautiful ornament~

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  2. Oh that's super cute! Was it hard to paint?

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  3. That is adorable!!! Love the glitter!

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  4. Love it...how gorgeous is that! x

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  5. OMG, that is beauteous! I knew I was going to love it when I saw the paint colors.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful and doesn't look home made at all!

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  7. OH I LOVE IT! Great Holiday DIY inspiration!

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  8. Wow!!! It totally came to 'life' when you added the glitter!! Very, very pretty!!
    I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you have a chance. :-)
    Shantel @
    www.itsapricelesslife.blogspot.com

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  9. Holy crap- this is amazing!!! One of the best DIY ornaments ever- off to Tweet this~

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  10. So pretty. You can totally make more and give them away as gifts. Or not. : )

    Either way, I love it.

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  11. sooo pretty! you can sell them!! :)

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  12. Wow that's impressive. That's the coolest prettiest Christmas ornament I've seen. You should sell them!

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  13. What a great Christmas project! Your tree is going to look great. Hope you post a picture once it's up~

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  14. SOO cute!! I love yours way better!!!! I love Anthro too though but I like your balls better =)

    Oh and I voted!

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  15. Stunning! I love all things Anthro. I would love there if they'd let me! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  16. Your ornament is definitely a beauty, you clever woman. I'm thinking a simplified version could even be done with kids. That glitter really makes it pop! Kudos.

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  17. This is awesome!!!! I love it!!! You are SOOOO TALENTED!

    I would love for you to come link this up at my party TALENT TUESDAY!

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/
    -Nichelle

    P.S. I'm your newest follower! :)

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  18. I love the control you used with the zigzag lines. I love this before AND after the glitter.

    It's my first time here, very cute blog :D I would love it if you shared this craft on my holiday link share: http://bit.ly/h0FA83

    Thank you, I'll be a new follower today :)

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  19. I love these ornaments and I featured them on my blog today! [url]http://www.the30girl.com/2010/12/few-holiday-craft-favorites.html[/url]

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  20. Girl. Seriously this is awesome!! Was it hard to paint the desing? be honest, how'd ya do it? I am loving your blog by the by.

    Love your guts!!
    mandi

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  21. Mandi, Thanks! It wasn't hard to paint, just time consuming! Took about 2 hours, but I was watching tv so it wasn't too bad!

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  22. GORGEOUS!! They turned out beautiful!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  23. turned out great! love the colors you chose!
    ps i just voted for ya! good luck!

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  24. That is so PRETTY! I really love how it looks.

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  25. That is so pretty! I love it~it looks like it was fun to do, too.

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  26. Just wanted to let you know we featured you today on WhipperBerry, so come by and grab a featured button!
    Kisses!

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  27. i actually like your way better than antro!

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  28. ooooh! This is so pretty! Nice job!

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  29. omg!...these are freaking fantastic!...

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  30. I found you through Polly Want a Crafter and I love this! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express gift card giveaway that ends in a few days! Keep up the good blogging! -Dana

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

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  31. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Ran out the next day & got my supplies. I found some paint pens that can be used on glass rather than using a paint brush (don't have the patience for that-LOL) also they were out of the White Gold glitter so I got a container of tiny glass beads & a silver glitter. I covered the whole thing in glass bead then did a VERY light sprinkle of the glitter. They turned out really cute though I like the colors on yours better though. THANKS for the great idea!!!!

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  32. Oh my gosh! I love your version! I am just getting through some if my emails from Christmas week and saw yours on my version of this ornament. But I like yous way, way better. I am trying to figure how I can make just one more ornament before they're all packed up Sunday! Great job!

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~xoxo a blonde ~

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