Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament

Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament

Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament
Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament
This image courtesy of favecrafts.com

"I started with an antique Christmas ball, added an image from a vintage advertisement of the boy with his dog, gold wire for butterflies antennae, tinsel, lamella, old jewelry pieces, Dresden gold wings and halo, vintage images of butterflies and flowers, card stock to stiffen images, using Mod podge to glue, and coat bead dangles, and glitter. Was going for the Victorian "more is more", handmade vintage look. Used butterfly images throughout for my theme. Merry Christmas to all!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsBeads, Mixed Media, Paper, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

HolidayChristmas

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Antique Christmas ball ornament
  • Vintage advertisement image of the boy with his dog
  • Gold wire
  • Tinsel
  • Lamella
  • Old jewelry pieces
  • Dresden gold wings and halo
  • Bead dangles
  • Glitter

Instructions

  1. Start with an antique Christmast ball ornament. Add an image from a vintage advertisement of the boy with his dog.

  2. Use gold wire to make the antannae for the butterflies.

  3. Adhere cardstock to the back of any images to stiffen them using Mod Podge.

  4. Coat bead dangles with glitter.

  5. Add butterfly images throughout.

NotesThis took a long time to make, but was fun all the way- No preconceived plan, it just evolved as I worked. a joyful project!

This project was submitted by one of our readers, just like you.

Click Here to Submit Your Project!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Leave a Comment

Rate

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Join our community of 5 million crafters!

Thank You for Signing Up!
There was an issue signing you up. Please check your email address, and try again.

More from "Ornaments"

 

 

Close Window