Monday, November 21, 2016

NFL Ornaments

If your Thanksgiving traditions include some good ol' American Football,
then this the perfect project for you!  Because for the Super Fan, the
craze is year-round.  You collect every single piece of merchandise that sports
your team's logo.  Posters up in your room, multiple jerseys and maybe even a
few pairs of team pajamas.  Also, does your dog or cat have their own little jersey?
 If you are this person, or know someone who lives like this, then
this is the perfect craft for them!  Not to mention an AWESOME gift!
You only need a few things...
Glitter (Fine or Coarse)
Funnel (not pictured)
2 inch Ornament balls
Deco Color pens
Ribbon (optional)
Using the glue is very simple!  All you need to do is take the metal top off, squirt about a tablespoon of the glue into the ornament and swirl it around.  Make sure you get all those pesky dry spots so that the glitter covers the entire thing.  Don't forget the areas just around the opening!  If there is any excess, you can pour it into the next ornament or back into the bottle.
Next, pour your choice of glitter in.  If you want to do more than one color, you're going to pour the color you want on the bottom FIRST.  For example, I made a Denver Broncos ornament and used the royal blue glitter at the bottom and orange glitter on top.  Using a funnel, I poured about two tablespoons of glitter in.  It helps to pour LESS than what you think you'll need.  You can always add more.  Next, I added the orange.  Just slowly turn the ornament ball and let the glitter roll and spread. Don't roll it too fast, otherwise your glitter will clump. 
After your entire ornament has been glittered, return the metal top to its proper place and finish it off with a cute (matching) bow!  (Optional, of course, but it adds a nice touch.)  You can hand-letter your team's name onto your ornament using an oil-based marker like the DecoColor paint pen I used here.  You definitely want it to be oil-based because acrylic-based markers will just scratch off.  Ain't nobody got time fo' THAT.
And that's all she wrote!
I'm sure that football fan in your life will love this.  Hey, if they already
have a team Christmas tree planned this year, it would be nice to see something handmade
amongst all those licensed products, wouldn't it? 
Handmade things are made with love!
Have fun!
Erika @ PC

1 comment:

  1. Wow-weee-wow! Those ornaments are the bomb! Too bad my handwriting is so ugly my ornaments would never look as fantastic as yours. Maybe I'd need some letter stickers.