Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Crafting

All those pretty cookie cutter and tart tin ornaments on Pinterest make me happy. Inspired first by Becky Shander, I decided to make a few of my own.  I'm still working on them, but these three are almost done. 
I love the vintage Christmas bling in these two.
The center pieces are from the 1940s, I think. They were on chenille stems. One was tagged five cents, while the other was tagged three for ten cents.  These were things I'd been hoarding but decided were perfect for this project.  The center of the star (shown in the first photo) is an old earring.

I have a few more to make, but want to dig through my stash of goodies first to see what else I can add.  They could be addictive. I'm glad I saved the pile of ugly brown tart tins that came in a grab bag from the thrift store earlier this year.  A little white paint, some glitter and a few embellishments, and they'll be beautiful!


  1. I love the idea of turning them backwards and filling with pretties. Looks beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous! These are on my table to create these days, too -- but yours are different and I love them!!