Monday, December 5, 2011

Paint-Swirled Ornaments

For our recent Activity Day, we had the girls make ornaments (an idea from Sherry at Young House Love found here to be exact). They each made one for themselves and one to deliver w/ a candy cane and some caroling to the nearby KOA trailer homes. They really had fun making them and they turned out awesome!
To keep:
Some of the girls took theirs home to dry.
Blue and purple were a popular combo, if you couldn't tell. I really like the middle one above that's blue w/ silver glitter.

To give:
Two pink w/ gold glitter, one pink w/ silver glitter, lots of blue & purple (although I convinced one girl to add a light purple too), LOVE the berry and gold glitter one, a christmasy one, and a yellow one.

to keep
and this:
to give
I really love the one I made to give. It originally had more negative space, but as the paint continued to spread, it ended up having a lot less. Bummer. Oh well, I still think it turned out pretty cool.
Can you see the cool swirl effect inside?! Awesome!! Most of them had LOTS of extra paint sitting in the bottom, which I've had to let drip out so they'll dry faster. But I wish I had had a blank canvas for them to drip onto because the drippings w/ all the color swirls looked SO COOL! It would've made a stellar abstract painting.

1 comment:

Heather and Jake said...

I love em! Those are awesome, it makes me want to go do an art project. :) I've been trying to think of fun Christmasy crafts and activities I can do with Cam when I'm home. Any ideas? Thanks so much for coming to visit last night- that made my day. It was so good to see you, hear your thoughts, and of course visit with Pres and Sis Wirthlin. They're just gems. We should all get together more often. Have a lovely day my dear!