Make a Christmas 25 typography ornament.

Make a Christmas 25 typography ornament

As you know by now, I like a lot of color in my life. This includes celebrating the holidays with colors that are non-traditional – like pink and blue for Christmas. This¬†typography ornament combines so many of my favorite things . . . polka dots . . . glitter . . . buttons. If bright colors aren’t your flavor, you can still follow this tutorial to customize your own ornament. It’s fun! Here’s how I made mine.

Gather These Supplies

FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Teal and Wicker White
Mod Podge Gloss
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Hologram
Paper Mache Ornament – star shape
Scrapbook paper – 1 sheet of holiday, I used Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist from K & Co.
Wood numbers – I used “25″ for the big day of Christmas
Buttons – 5 small pink or coordinating
Flat paint brush
Craft glue
Scissors
Pencil or pen

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Grab your ornie and trace it onto the paper face up. Flip over and trace again. I always do this because sometimes items that look normal are actually shaped kind of weird – ie., not the same on both sides. Tracing on both sides is better, you see?

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Paint your star with Teal, but only do it around the edges. The paper is going to be covering it, which is nice because you can be a little lazy like me. Make sure to put on several coats since paper mache is harder to cover. I did about three. Allow to dry. Go ahead and paint the numbers at the same time. Allow those to dry too.

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Take your Hologram Extreme Glitter and paint the edges. You are going to LOVE this stuff if you like glitter. It goes a long way, and there is no mess. Do about three coats and you’ll have a nice little effect.

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Start on one side and get your Mod Podge on! Spread Mod Podge over the star, giving a medium coat. Make sure to get the star tips well.
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Press down the paper throughly – smooth, smooth, smooth! You can’t smooth enough. If Mod Podge comes out the side, simply wipe away with your brush. Repeat with the other side. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

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Then coat the outside with Mod Podge! DON’T coat the Extreme Glitter, because you’ll dull the glitter effect. Coat one side, allow to dry, flip over and repeat.

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This is really fun. I mean REALLY fun. Take the end of your paint brush and dip into Wicker White – Tap the end of the brush lightly onto the wood letter to get polka dots! You can’t tell here, but I’m having a blast.

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Now that the ornie is nearly complete, glue down the wood letters as well as some button accents. Now doesn’t that look nice?

Christmas 25 typography ornament

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