Saturday, January 19, 2013

Altered Tart Tin Ornament from the Studio Stash

I love vintage. All things vintage. I prefer to call myself a collector, rather than a hoarder. I am quite orderly in my house. I don't like clutter. I make my bed every morning. I chase after the kids to pick up after themselves. I go through my closet constantly to purge. My studio is orderly too....everything sorted in labeled totes and boxes...but purge? No way! I never know what I am going to need or when I am going to need it!! I went through a candle making phase a few years ago and collected all kinds of vintage containers to pour them into. I was rummaging around for some Christmas ornament inspiration, and ran across some little tart tins....perfect! Some scraps of scrapbook paper, a few gems and embellishments, and voila...some really cute ornaments from 'just some stuff I had lying around". I found these really ugly napkin rings at a yard sale years ago. They were gaudy, and strange but they were only .25 for 10, and I liked the little sequin covered bottle brush trees on them. So I ripped off the trees, added them to my stash and tossed the rest out. I was so glad I rescued them, when I saw how cute my ornaments came out!

Vintage tart tin, scrapbook paper circle, stick on gems, tiny text stickers, vintage mica snow, distress ink, seam binding ribbon, tiny brass star charm for the top of the tree, and the little bottle brush trees. 

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