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.
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