Monday, November 15, 2010

Vintage Dresden Bell Boat Ornament Project, Step by Step!
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I have always been enamored by vintage ornaments, Victorian die cuts/scraps, Dresden trim, boullion and Christmas. For years I have been making old world style ornaments for family and friends, today I want to share my step by step project on how you can create your own Vintage Dresden Bell Boats, make sure you give them your own twist.

Material List:
-German Image Scraps (Victorian Scrapworks)
-Dresden Trim and Pieces (Victorian Scrapworks)
-Bouillon or Crinkle Wire/Lametta (Tinsel Trading or Victorian Scrapworks)
-Bell Ornament
-Vintage Style Tinsel Garland(Bethany Lowe)
-Paper Scrap or Tissue Paper
-Paper Wrapped Floral Wire
-German Glass Glitter (Art Institute of Glitter)
-Designer Dries Clear (Art Institute of Glitter)
-Hot Glue Gun, Hot Glue
-Scissors
-Additional: Rhinestones, Ribbons, Floral Components and Millinery

Step One:
Pick your German scrap image and your bell base
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Step Two:
Fill your Bell base with paper scraps or tissue paper, secure in place with hot glue
VTG Dresden Bell Boat Ornaments! Step 3
Step Three:
Place your German scrap image into the paper filled bell, secure in place with hot glueVTG Dresden Bell Boat Ornaments! Step 4VTG Dresden Bell Boat Ornaments! Step 5
Step Four:
Wrap your tinsel garland around the inside of the bell, until the top is covered, cut, secure in place with hot glue
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Step Five:
Attach floral wire to each side of the bell, secure with hot glue
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Step Six:
Wrap the tinsel garland around the floral wire, secure in place with hot glue
VTG Dresden Bell Boat Ornaments! Step 11
Step Seven:
Embellish your piece w/Crinkle wire, Dresden trims, German glass glitter, millinery, rhinestones and more.Dresden Bell Boat Ornaments!
The Final Pieces:
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I hope you enjoyed this project and start to get inspired for this coming Holiday season. Try a truly vintage Christmas Ornament using Old World Santa's and Angels instead of the storybook ones I used. If you don't have glass glitter, try Martha Stewart antique silver glitter available in most craft stores.

Sources:
www.artglitter.com
http://victorianscrapworks.com
Martha Stewart Crafts
Tinsel Trading

Magic and Joy,
Lisa!

4 comments:

Geralyn Gray said...

Love these.....they are heirlooms........Happy Birthday!!!!

Kathy said...

I LOVE This! Just gorgeous and I think I have most everything (sort of) to make it!! Tra-la! Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.
Kathy

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much Ladies, I hope you make some magic with this project! xoxo
Lisa!

Auntie Cake said...

So sweet! My daughter would adore these!
Kate