In this time of a raised awareness of “reduce, re-use, recycle” I thought it might be fun to refurbish some of my old glass Christmas ornaments. I have several partial boxes of different colors of glass ornaments that some are missing and others are scratched. I hated to throw them away, and didn’t think they were worthy of donation. I have been thinking about customizing some ornaments for gifts and thought it would be fun to try heat embossing. This is the result of that experiment. Keep in mind, this is my first attempt at this craft. I had only seen it done once by my daughter! I was so pleased by the results that I am thinking of working on more of my old scratched ornaments to keep them usable for another Christmas. I am thinking that it will be fun to shop the “After Christmas” sales to see what kind of ornaments and Christmas stamps I can find to work on for next year.
Here’s what you need to complete this affordable Christmas craft:
- Glass Christmas ornaments (check the local dollar store, if you don’t have any around the house)
- Watermark Stamp Pad
- Rubber or Acrylic Stamps
- Embossing Powder
- Embossing Heat Gun
- Embossing Tray (this is optional, but is great for saving the unused powered that falls from the ornament)
- Small Paint Brush
If you want to try this out, this is what you do:
2. Stamp your image on the ornament.
3. Shake the embossing powder (color of your choice) over the watermark image. Use a small paint brush to remove excess powder.
4. When you are satisfied with the image use an embossing heat gun to set the powder. It helps to have an ornament hook in the ornament so you have something to hold without getting burned.
After it cools, your personalized ornament is ready! Now wrap in tissue paper and place in a small wrapped box and you have the perfect personalized gift!