Happy AccidentsDecember 16th, 2011 in member junk
This post is for dragonflytreasures...hope you see this. When I saw your ornament makeover post I had to share this. I bought these empty glass ornaments from Michaels to fill with feathers for my bird and nest inspired tree. I wanted them to look more rustic so I took the tops off and dropped them in my "secret aging chemical" and although the wire tops came out perfect, the cheesy-looking silver cap disappeared completely! What to do...I had no way to cap and hang them! So I looked around the workshop and found an old handle off of something that was the right diameter, went over to the chop saw and made these little wood buttons, drilled a couple of holes and there you have it, a much more natural looking ornament. For ornament hangers I used one of my "staples"--rusted "s" hooks made from drapery pins. I clip off the sharp end and then rust them out. They are handy for everthing.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
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