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Thursday, December 18, 2014

{Christmas Craft} Kate Spade Inspired Ornaments

Oh my...it sounds like quite a few of you were wooed by yesterday's recipe...but don't say you haven't been warned! No fair cursing my name when you find yourself in a dark corner, rocking back and forth, while clutching an empty pan!!

We've been (trying) to take this Christmas season at a much slower pace...basically striving for less running amok, and more hot chocolate in front of the tree. (Sidenote: How great is the word amok? I challenge you to casually drop it in conversation today...just see how good it feels.)

But creating small and simple projects is therapeutic for me, so we made time for our annual ornament craft this weekend. Spraypainting and color-blocking ornaments is nothing new, but Rustoleum Gold Glitter spray is new to me, so I wanted to give it a whirl.

Gold + Sparkle = Always a Good Idea.

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

{What You Need}

Rustoleum Gold Spray paint (not shown)
Solid Color Ornaments

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

{What You Do}

Start by cutting your painters tape into strips.

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

Wrap the tape around the ornaments creating different shapes and patterns. Make sure to smooth the edges down completely so there's no seepage. (Sidenote: The word seepage is the opposite of a great word, and I encourage you to not use it in conversation today. Or better yet, use the word, and watch the person's face crinkle-up.)

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

I found some reinforcement stickers in my (extremely organized) junk drawer, so I covered an ornament with those for a polka dot pattern. The kids created their own as well...we'll call those abstract.

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

The glitter spray is actually clear with specks of glitter in it...not the look I was going for. So I gave the ornaments a quick layer of gold paint, then followed it up with the glitter spray. It really takes gold to the next level of bling!

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

It's hard to see in pictures, but there's a lovely reflective quality to it...but no glitter mess! I think these resemble Kate Spade's gorgeous ornaments...without Kate Spade's price tag.

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

We hung them with black and white striped ribbon to coordinate with the rest of our color-blocked tree. (See our full Christmas Home Tour here.)

Hi Sugarplum | Kate Spade Inspired DIY Ornaments

Are you crafting anything these days? Don't you love pulling out the homemade ornaments every year? The kids crack up at their early rudimentary projects, but they make me all mushy. Christmas has that effect on me. You can check out our past ornament projects here, here and here.

Home Depot also challenged me to create something with silver glitter spray...so I whipped out this Fresh Glittery Pinecone Wreath. You can check it out, along with the simple tutorial, on their blog, The Apron.


OH! And remember this fab jacket from last week's Friday Five? It went on sale (you'd know that if you follow me on Facebook!), therefore it came to live with me...and it is just as fab as you'd hope! I can't wait to jazz up basic dresses with it, or even throw on with jeans and boots. And on a completely opposite note, I'm considering this sale sweater...I love the color and cowl-neck...but what are our thoughts on ponchos? You could always cut off the fringe if it wasn't your jam.




* This post was created in collaboration with Home Depot to help promote the line of Rustoleum Glitter Sprays, but all ideas, choice of vocabulary, and Liberace-obsessing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors! *

23 comments:

  1. I think if anyone could pull off a poncho with fringe, it's you! The ornaments are gorgeous!

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  2. "AMOK AMOK AMOK AMOK!" My favorite quote from Hocus Pocus. Anytime I hear the word amok, I instantly think of Sarah Jessica Parker. :)

    Love these ornaments and especially the black and white ribbon you used to hang them on the tree! I might try ribbon instead of ornament hangers next year... hmm...

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  3. OH MY LANTA!!! You are so so so cute I am loving this project! You always have the best ideas!

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  4. You always have the best crafts! I'll definitely want to make some of these. I used the glitter spray last year on some glass vases, and also found that a layer of gold first before the glitter worked best. Love it!

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    1. What a great idea for glass!! I can't wait to check those out....your ideas always genius!! xo

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  5. These are so cute! Love how they turned out!
    xo Southern Style

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  6. I love these! I bought a couple cans of the glitter spray paint in a moment of weakness a few weeks ago and now know how I can use them...

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  7. Gimme those!! You taped on all those little hole protectors perfectly!

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  8. The polka dot one is my favorite! And it figures that if was probably the most time consuming. I had heard previous negative reviews about the glitter paint so I am glad to hear that you had a good experience with it. I might have to make some polka dot ornaments of my own!

    www.designbyrobinsnest.blogspot.com

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    1. When I started adding the dot stickers, I thought 'Well this might be a great idea!", but after the 4th sheet of stickers and I hadn't even covered half the ornament, I was questioning that! ;) but yes, I'd def use the glitter paint over another color...not alone. xo

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  9. These diy ornaments are wonderful. Perfect adornment for Christmas :)
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  10. Because of you, I aspire to someday take the time to hang my ornaments by ribbon. :)

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    1. You say that now...but if you're anything like me, you'll toss that idea after about 5 ornaments! ;)

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  11. Love the polka dot one, what a clever idea!

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  12. Where did you find solid white ornaments? I have searched everywhere and can't find them please let me know your source. Thanks

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  13. I love to do a new ornament craft each year, usually something with the kids. These are brilliant and I love the extra glitter on the gold!

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  14. Noticing your fabulous boots and Hunter socks. I got a pair of socks for Christmas to go with my every day Target boots.....but I am so disappointed....more annoyed with them than anything. I have to put them on first and take them off....and when I do my normal sock comes off too. Do you have this problem??? I was hoping they would just stay in the boot and I could slip in and out :(

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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