12.06.2011

Inspired by Olivia: {Leopard Print Ornaments}

via Oliver Palermo Tumblr
Watch your back Martha Stewart, there's a new craft queen in town!

Except not really.

At all.

But for someone who usually purchases her Christmas decorations, I've been hitting the glue gun HARD this season. Marriage and home ownership have definitely made me embrace my domestic side and crafting has become a new favorite past-time.

Other than blogging. Blogging is still my Numero Uno, in terms of hobbies. Duh.

Anywho, the pic at the top of the post is actually what inspired my entire Christmas tree theme. After seeing that photo, I wanted purple, gold and animal print...and I wanted it bad.

The first step in creating my "inspired by Olivia" tree was to find some leopard print ornaments, but didn't find any that were less than $30. I found some clear ornaments at Hob Lob and used some wrapping tissue that I purchased last year for a friend's birthday to create my own!

You will need the following: animal print tissue paper, Elmer's Tacky Craft Bond glue, foam paint brush, scissors and clear glass ornaments

You'll mix up equal parts glue and water in a small bowl.
 
Next, you'll cut 1 inch wide strips of the tissue paper.


 Next, in a downward stroke, "paint" each strip vertically to the ornament, slightly overlapping each strip. The more overlapping - the better! It adds tons of texture.


 "Paint" and overlap the strips until the entire ornament is covered.


Place the ornaments onto a foam or plastic disposable plate to dry. It will take them about 2-3 hours to dry completely!

Be blessed, lovelies-

37 comments:

  1. SUCH a cute idea, and easy too! Thanks for the tip!! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that idea. Looks great!

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  3. I love them SO much!!!! Looks fabulous!

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  4. Gorgeous and creative! Mod Podge sounds like an easier option than the diluted tacky glue, though!

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  5. Love love love this! I can't wait to do it for my tree!!! Thanks!

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  6. FAB! Loving leopard! Such an easy little project...thanks!!

    XO - Jami
    Imagine Design Blog

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  7. so crafty! i recognize that bowl -- my mom has those same dishes!

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  8. These came out so so so good!!!

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  9. I've already told you this but I LOVE THESE! :)

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  10. Look at you, Miss Crafty Pants! Loving these ornaments and your creativity! :)

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  11. Absolutely love them!!! Great job!

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  12. These turned out great! I would've never thought to add animal print to Christmas decor, too cute though :b

    xoxo,
    Noelani

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  13. Well you at you, little Mrs Domestic! I'm impressed. You did a great job...and what a great idea! I may have to borrow that idea from you :)

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  14. That looks so pretty and fashionable!

    xoxo

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  15. It's sooooo you to do something like that. So creative and it looks great.

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  16. That is so cool. I use brown and gold on my tree, so I definitely need to do it. Great how-to, girl!

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  17. so neat!!! i never thought about that.

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  18. Love this! It's such a great idea!!

    I will definitely be making this! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Lauren

    http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  19. Oh I love this! I will be making these this weekend :)

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  20. Girl! I'm loving these, so so so so cute!!!

    Thanks for posting!

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  21. Another craft to add to my list! At this rate, I'll be done decorating for Christmas just before Valentine's Day..

    Caitlin

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  22. Love the ornaments!! I saw that pin on Pinterest and have been really wanting to make them...you may have been the inspiration I needed! :)

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  23. Wow I love the color combo!
    And the ornaments are genius!
    Such a cute tree :)

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  24. Those ornaments are fabulous!! I collect ornaments, and these would be so cute to make!:)

    Shelby
    sweetconfessions21.blogspot.com

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  25. So cute! You are so crafty! xoxo

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  26. gorg. ive been making tons of ornaments to give as small gifts this year. so easy and budget friendly! :)

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  27. What a great idea! They look so cute! :)

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  28. Super cute!!
    My girlfriend just tried doing modge podge and it didn't work... I'm going to send her over to your blog to see what you did :)

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  29. Very very cute! Although...purple, gold, and animal print kinda sounds like "Inspired by LSU". haha.

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  30. never knew ya had it in ya!!! great job! xo

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  31. These are great!!!! Love how create you are!

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  32. This is sheer crafting genius. Wow...next year...it's game on. Thanks for sharing, Lisamarie

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