Sunday, December 1, 2013

DIY Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments & Some of My Trees

Hey Y'all!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We had a great time!  It came and went way too fast for me though.  So, now it's on to serious Christmas decorating, and I have been busy!  I bought a new tree for our Master Bedroom, and decided to go with a flocked tree.  I've never had one, and I just love it.  I wanted to use turquoise, white,  and gold ornaments.  I already had the white and gold ornaments, and I bought a bucket of turquoise ornaments for $4.00!  I just didn't like the look, because everything on the tree was too sparkly, and shiny.  So, I took all of the plain turquoise ornaments off, and went to work changing them.  I had a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint that I was going to use for something else, and decided to give it a try.  These were cheap plastic ornaments, so I wasn't sure how this would work.
It worked great.  It took the shine down, and made the ornaments look like old mercury glass ornaments.  Just the look I wanted!  Using the egg crate was the way to go.  You can paint several at one time, and you can get to all of the sides.
You can see the gray mottling on the turquoise.
I didn't cover all of the ornament with the spray paint, because I liked the gradual aged look.  Now, my tree fits my decor much better.  I little new and shiny, and a little old and shabby.
I used Soft White Lights, and I love how they look.  Kind of blue, and kind of white.
I also put up my Living Room tree
I used all of our ornaments that we have collected through the years, and this year I used burlap ribbon on the top, and throughout the tree.  Then, I added red poinsettias for a pop of Christmas color.
I love this little elf who is helping me decorate the tree!

Next, I put up my kitchen tree.  I put it behind my sink, instead of having a larger tree taking up floor space.  
I went with a bakery theme.  Cupcakes, and frosted cookies.  Aren't the cupcakes adorable?
Well, that's all of the trees I have up so far!  Stay tuned, and I will have much more to post.  We moved outside today, and hung lights, and decorated.  Can't wait to share the rest with you.

Happy Holidays!

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19 comments:

  1. I love love your trees...they look wonderful! Don't ya love spray paint...your painted ornaments turned out great.

    You did a great job!
    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Thank You Christine! What would we do without spray paint? Thanks for stopping by my blog!
      Happy Holidays!
      Heather

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  2. Wow, all of your trees are gorgeous. I barely get one up, how do you do so many. Stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hi Marty!! Thank you so much! I may have my trees up, but I promise, the rest of the house has suffered a little.
      Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
      Heather

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  3. I love flocked trees! Yours looks beautiful, just love your spray painted ornaments...turned out perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hey Cindy! Thanks so much! This is my first flocked tree ever! I love it too! My family wants a flocked tree in the living room next year. Thank you so much for hosting Amaze Me Monday! Oh, I got both comments btw. Just kept one.
      Happy Holidays!
      Heather

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  5. Love your kitchen tree.....but they are all beautiful! Good pics of them also!

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    1. Thank You! I had fun with the "baking" tree. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment.
      Happy Holidays!
      Heather

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  6. The blue one is my favourite! :)

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    1. Thanks Mila! I love it too! It's my first flocked tree, and I am in love with it! Thanks for your sweet comment!
      Heather

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  7. What beautiful trees! Thanx for sharing them at THT.

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    1. Thanks So Much Pamela! Thank you for hosting!
      Heather

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  8. I have been looking for light pink ornaments and they are so hard to hard--I might just have to paint some. Thanks for the idea! Enjoy the season.

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    1. Sandy, I have another idea for you. Wal-Mart has plain glass ornaments that you could spray pink, or I have even seen where people pour paint in the ornament and swirl it around to coat the inside. I've been wanting to try that too. I've wondered what it would look like if you coated the inside with paint, then use the Looking Glass spray on the outside??? I may even give that one a try myself! Good Luck, and thanks for stopping by!
      Happy Holidays!
      Heather

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  9. Love the spray painted ornaments they turned out fabulous. The color is amazing! -Andrea@scrapality.com

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    1. Thank you Andrea!
      Gotta Love spray paint! Such a cheap and easy fix. Thanks for your sweet comment. Happy Holidays!
      Heather

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  10. My hat's off to you. I don't even have one tree up and you have all these gorgeous trees. You're pulling me into the holiday spirit.

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    1. So glad to put you in the spirit!! Honestly, I have used Pinterest, and other great blogs to pull me into the spirit also. I've been a little slow getting my decos up this year. Thanks for commenting, and hope you will stop by again!
      Heather

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