Last week I announced that we’d be revealing our mystery supply challenge ornaments today, right now, it’s here! I hinted at what my color scheme would be, but you guys really didn’t need that at all to guess what I’d be doing, right??
Here’s a little refresher if anyone is confused about what’s going. Each participant in the mystery supply challenge was given the same list of supplies to create ornaments, and any additional supplies desired could be used. It’s definitely inspired by the TV show Chopped, minus the competition part- this is just for pure, creative fun!
Here are the required supplies for the challenge.
– 1 pack of clear glass/plastic ornaments
– 1 Sharpie paint pen, any color (I used gold, naturally!)
– 1 bag of faux snow
– 1 roll of ribbon, any color and width (I used black in 1/8″ width)
Creating a gold-dipped look is something I really like to do (y’all know me) but I knew the Sharpie paint pen wouldn’t be as clean as I wanted, so gold spray paint was for sure going to be necessary.
I taped the ornament at about the half way point, then covered the rest of the bottom with aluminum foil. I sprayed 2-3 light coats of gold spray paint across the top of the ornament, including the cap, then removed the tape and aluminum foil.
Side note: I get asked a lot how I create straight and clean paint lines, and part of my answer is that I don’t. You can see above it’s not perfectly straight, and my point is that it’s ok! Especially with what I’ll be showing next with the ribbon.
I glued on the 1/8″ black ribbon down the side of the ornament, dabbing Mod Podge with a Q-tip at the start of the ribbon, the middle, and the end of the ribbon so that it came around back to the top again, which is where I cut the ribbon.
I did this in a radial design, meaning all strips of ribbon intersected at the same spot at the bottom of the ornament (I’ll show a shot of that soon).
Next, I used a funnel to pour faux snow into the ornament. The type of snow I used wasn’t fine at all, so I repeatedly jabbed a chopstick (so Asian) down the funnel to help it all get into the ornament.
On the 3/8″ black ribbon, I dotted on the gold, Sharpie paint pen to create a polka dot pattern, then tied the ribbon into a bow on each ornament.
The faux snow was the material I was most not looking forward to because I didn’t think it looked that great, but it ended up giving a subtle, icy effect and it isn’t as terrible as I thought it would be. They’re hanging here from my Christmas tree, which I’ll be showing you guys very soon!
What’d you guys think of this challenge? Would you have done some of the same things I did?
Go ahead and check out all the other ideas for this challenge from the rest of the participants. I know you guys are dying to see them all!