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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vial Ornament

There's a snow storm outside today!!  It's a winter wonderland (as long as I don't have to drive around)!!  And I want capture a snowflake in a vial and keep it forever!!  Yes we all know that's not possible, so I did the next best thing, I put a snowflake that would never melt inside.

I made a vial ornament.  I upcycled a vial used to store sprinkles for cakes and cookies, as seen here:



I stamped the Small Snowflake (from Hero Arts Stamp It: Winter series) with Cotton White StazOn on the outside of the vial.  And in the inside I placed some beads at the bottom; and used fishing line to attach the snowflake brad (two back to back to form one) coated with Pearl Acrylic paint and adhered blue beads using glossy accent.  The fishing line is attached to the cap so the snowflake is suspended inside the vial.

Here's it is:


Here's another shot with some natural light:


I am entering it to the Hero Arts' Deck The Hall Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a lovely day!!

16 comments:

Petti said...

It's gorgeous ornament!

Sarah Gray said...

Such a lovely idea, Cindy! Love the suspended snowflake.

Heather Maria said...

This is such a brilliant idea and great upcycling, Cindy! Your decoration is so pretty! Love the beautiful snowflakes and the lovely colour combination!

fairyrocks said...

Cindy, I love your upcycle ornament. It is just so wintery and perfect. Thanks so much for popping by with kind comments. I think you are right to simplify this time of year is the best idea. Put our time and energy into those we love, not the things we can buy. Keep smiling and creating. Wishing you and yours Love and the best of the season.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a pretty idea to capture a snowflake! I love the reuse of the vial and the pearly snowflake. So good to see you again!

donna mikasa said...

So charming, Cindy! I love the tubular shape and those sweet snowflakes! Thanks so much for joining the Hero Arts challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Such a creative idea, lovely Cindy.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you thought 'Outside the box' with your empty vial...so clever and really beautiful! Such a pretty color combo and brilliant idea!

Steph said...

That's such a pretty ornament! I love it! :)

Chark said...

love this, Cindy! Great way to use the vial and wonderful stamping!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful way to upcycle!

Ellie said...

What a fabulous idea, and so beautifully done!

Virginia Lu said...

What a lovely decor item, Cindy!! Love the upcycling idea and design! Wish you beautiful Christmas season!

laurie said...

What a fun idea, and so pretty too!

Toni said...

What a cool idea! Very cute

Maureen Morton said...

What a perfect ornament. Snowflakes are so popular now, due to the "Frozen" movie! I love how you recycled, too. This is precious, especially for a small tree. Great idea!