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Crow Ornament

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This Crow Ornament from Art Glitter is perfect for any tree. Unique Christmas ornaments are a perfect way to accent your tree.

 

Crow Ornament

 

Materials:

  • #724 No Moon Transparent Microfine Glitter
  • #263 Bright Gold Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
  • #742 Rock Moss Transparent Microfine Glitter
  • Fantasy Fiber Snowflake
  • Fantasy Film – Blue Nile
  • Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Sticky Strips
  • Cardboard
  • Acrylic paints – assorted
  • Metallic paint - copper
  • Feather
  • Glue gun, glue stick
  • Glittery string
  • Masking tape
  • Tissue paper

 

Instructions:
 

        Crow Ornament
 

  1. Create a pattern of a crow head – draw 2 (as shown), draw 2 circles for the halo. Draw an eye shape for the bottom of the crow head. The crow head is 4”h x3”w (without the halo).

    Crow Ornament
     
  2. Cut pattern out and tape together using masking tape. Leave opening at the bottom to stuff the head. Stuff head with tissue and tape the bottom up.

    Crow Ornament
     
  3. Brush Designers Dries Clear adhesive onto the crow head and add bits of torn tissue paper to completely cover the head. Tape the halo together and cover with tissue the same as you did for the head.

    Crow Ornament
     
  4. With your glue gun add radiating lines on the halo.

    Crow Ornament
     
  5. Paint crow head and halo black.

    Crow Ornament
     
  6. Add a strip of sticky tape to the bottom of the crow head. Remove red coating and then sprinkle on no moon transparent microfine glitter.

    Crow Ornament
     
  7. Apply Designer Dries Clear adhesive to halo and beak and sprinkle on glitter – Bright Gold Ultrafine Glitter to the halo and Rock Moss Transparent Microfine Glitter to the beak. Add a bit of sparkle to the eye if you like! Sprinkle excess off.

    Crow Ornament
     
  8. Cut Blue Nile Fantasy Film into thin strips approximately 15” x 1/2” long. Gather in the center and tie with string. Add a bit of Snowflake Fantasy Fiber to the center and tie on with the string.

    Crow Ornament
     
  9. Poke a hole in the bottom of the crow head with an awl and stuff the bundle of Fantasy Film/Fiber (folded in half) into the hole. You can hot glue it to secure.
  10. Hot glue halo to head. Poke a hole at the top of the halo and thread a piece of sparkly string through.
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