For my final post for 2015 I am sharing a trio of ornaments with a rustic, woodland theme, all featuring the fabulous greyboard stag heads. They are so speedy to make and would be fun to decorate a complete tree to this theme.
Distress Stain Sprays:- Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Ground Espresso
Distress Ink Black Soot
Gilding Waxes (I used Treasure Gold but That’s Crafty! stocks several substitutes)
Burlap (substitute with Idea-ology Textured Surfaces)
Extras:- Tartan ribbon, wooden star buttons, brass jingle bells, bark panel
Spray MDF baubles, the Stag Heads, wooden buttons and jute twine with the Distress Stain Sprays. For the baubles and Stag Heads aim for an aged wood appearance. Ideally leave to dry but if pushed for time, dry with heat gun.
Mist wooden buttons with Picket Fence and the fragments of bark with Tarnished Brass. Roll the jingle bells around the remainder of the sprays left on the craft mat.
Simply layer the Stag Heads with the bark and bulap to the MDF baubles, embellishing with tartan ribbon, jingle bells and wooden star buttons.
Randomly apply the Distress Glitter Dust here and there onto the MDF baubles, including to the Stag Heads, buttons and bark.
Finally thread the stained/unstained jute twine for hanging.
Now the baubles are ready to adorn a Christmas tree or if your gift packaging has a rustic, woodland theme, the baubles could add that extra something to the gift presentation.
To end this post I want to say heartfelt thanks for the comments filled with support and encouragement that have been left here over the past 12 months. My next post for That’s Crafty! will be on 3rd January so all that remains is for me to send you all Seasons Wishes and Here’s to 2016 being a wonderfully creative year for all of us!