Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Version of Pottery Barn's Peace Ornaments ~

This was a craft project that I did last year and I thought I would share it again. yes I love them that much!

December 22nd 2009 - Last week I showed you that I made these? I first saw them on the cover my of Pottery Barn catalog and I just knew I had to try it. My first stop was to find the Peace signs. Michael's and AC Moore turned up nothing. So I turned to Etsy and of course I found them there. The shop is called Texas ArtCraft and they have wooden shapes for just about everything!

Here is my inspiration along with the wooden shapes.

1st I spray painted them silver.

Next you’ll need Mod Podge and Glitter - ultra fine silver glitter. I found mine at AC Moore, but I am sure any craft store carries it. After spraying both sides, allow to dry completely. I used silver spray in case I missed any spots with the glitter, the silver shows through, not the wood. Next step is to brush Mod Podge all over one side. It doesn’t dry super fast, so you have time to make sure you put on a nice even coat. If there are any drips around the edges, just wipe them off before you go to the next step - sprinkling the glitter. Move the peace sign onto a clean piece of paper and sprinkle the glitter all over it. Word of warning - this stuff is still all over my table. It's hard to clean it up and stinks to everything Make sure you are working on a surface that you don't mind glitter getting all over. Allow to dry for at least 15 minutes then tap off the excess glitter. Once that side is dry, flip it over and do the same thing to the other side. As an extra step, once both sides were completely dry, I took a small brush and touched up the edges with glue and glitter. Then just string with thin silver a ribbon and hang!
Quick Tip: I found if you stick a tooth pick through the hole at the start of the whole process, it's helps to make sure the hanging hole stays open!

Here is the finished ornament. Just as cute and half the price.
 

I linked this on: A Soft Place to Land, Just a Girl, Feathered Nest Friday, It's so Very Cheri, Just something I Whipped up, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Censational Girl, Crazy Domestic, Flamingo Toes, Becolorful, Nifty Thrifty, The CSI Project, Blue Cricket Design, Make it Yours Day, Someday Crafts, Feathered Nest, Frugalicious Fridays, Saturday Soiree, All Thingz Related

21 comments:

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great job! Your peace signs are just as fabulous as the PB version!
~Amy

Kimberly said...

I adore this! You could do a variety of colors too for a fun peace tree. Thanks for sharing!

Cha Cha said...

GREAT IDEA, I LOVE THEM. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Anonymous said...

They came out even more wonderful in person! I love mine. It might be my favorite...I'm a hippie at heart! :) XO Thanks again!

Marie said...

Wow, wow, wow! I adore your peace signs! They're perfect modern christmas ornaments.

Happy weekend...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday!
-marie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your ornaments are just delightful!! They came out beautiful and so much like your inspiration piece!! Great job and thank you for sharing at my party this week!! :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is a really sweet ornament! I love a great knockoff!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Yours turned out great!! What a cute idea!

Becolorful said...

I am smitten! Thank you for sharing this on Becolorful or I would have missed it. If you read my post you know about my passion for peace symbols. This is something I am definitely going to attempt. Hopefully that store in Texas still has these wooden pieces.
Pam @ Becolorful

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Cute!! I had to check it out because my daughter LOVES peace signs. I think she would have a blast making these.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

My daughter is kind of into peace signs and would love to make these! Thanks!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

What a great project! I love a good knock off! :)

Alicia said...

i absolutely love these! great knockoff :) they look awesome and you didn't have to go broke to get them!

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! my cousin would love this, she is super into peace signs. and i love the new photo of you and hubby.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

These are beautiful! What a great knock off!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Love those peace signs. Don't you love PB for the inspiration? Tks for sharing a simple technique.

Tks for stopping by :)

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Nope, I think yours looks way better than the P.B. one!

Judy said...

Your ornaments look even better than PB. I was just in the mall and saw those hanging on the tree in PB window and thought I could do that. I'm so going to try your technique. I linked over from french country cottage. Would love if you could stop by my blog at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. If you decide to follow (which I hope you will) just let me know and I would definitely follow you back. Just leave me a comment letting me know you are a new follower. Thanks.

Brandi said...

Love how your ornaments turned out! Don't cha just love Etsy!!! Nice to see you're a Jersey gal too. I grew up in Cinnaminson! The Cherry Hill Mall was a great place to shop! Take care...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing these ornaments at my party- they are so darling!!

Lana Ammerman said...

I wish I had made my Peace Symbol ornaments. But prior to the Great Recession (argh) I confess to being hypnotized by Pottery Barn. I bought EVERYTHING. Problem was they all turned brown the next year. I was furious. Pottery Barn and gave me a substantial discount, but I should have made them - you did a great job and yours will last!. xoLana