11.24.2007

Toile Ornaments

Photo and Directions from BHG.com
While catching up on blogfriend visits this morning, I came across this easy (sounding, anyway) ornament project. I really like toile...even though I'm going for the pastel look this Christmas, they would be great package tie-ons, and I'm sure I can find a way to incorporate toile into my holiday decorating...the red and white would be great around Valentine's Day, too.

Here are the directions, as found on the Better Homes & Gardens website:

  • A piece of toile pattern trimmed from a dinner napkin and decoupaged onto a basic ball becomes an elegant ornament.

    What You Need
    Round ornaments
    Red and white spray paint
    Medium-size drinking cups with 3-inch-diameter openings
    Toile napkins
    Flat artist's brush
    Decoupage medium

    How to Make It
    1. Remove the ornament tops and spray-paint some with red, others with white.
    2. To steady the ornaments, place them top side down into the cups.
    3. Cut out images from the napkins and lay them right side down into the palm of your hand.
    4. Brush a thin coat of decoupage medium on the image, and carefully press it onto the ornament, smoothing wrinkles.
    5. Allow ornaments to thoroughly dry in the cups.
    6. Replace the painted ornament tops.

3 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh! How lovely! I am going to tuck that away and remember it! I don't have time this holiday season, but maybe during the summer for next year!
Penny

melissa @ the inspired room said...

How cute! I am always looking through BHG but I somehow missed that one!

the feathered nest said...

What a great idea! Darn, I don't have any red toil napkins though. I'll be looking for some now and give this project a try. Thanks!

Manuela