I love creating Christmas ornaments to give as gifts to friends and coworkers. This year’s ornament is a Shining Christmas Star. After all you have to have a Shining Christmas Star on top of the Christmas tree.
Some of my friends such as Lisa P, Winnie and Missy can’t wait to know what I come up with. They have the complete set of my clay flower pot ornaments along with other ornaments I have made.
So let’s get down to business. I like using the 1 1/2″ clay flower pot. For this project I painted the pot in silver craft paint.
Christmas Stars Silver pots
Once dry, I mixed up white glue, in my case I use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue with water. I used an old brush, never throw away an old brush. You will always find a use for it. So paint the glue mixture on the silver painted pot. Then start sprinkling the glitter on the clay flower pot until covered. I used two old frozen dinner trays and sifted back and forth until the pots were covered.
Christmas Stars glitter
Cut the ribbon in about 12 inch lengths. Thread the ribbon through the top of the bells. Even it up and tie it so the bell is secure.
Bells with ribbon edit
Once the glitter is dry,thread the ribbon with the bell in the pot and tie a bow so the bell doesn’t fall through the hole in the pot.
Christmas Star Bells
Using the Cuttlebug with the star die, I cut out stars using the glittered paper. I bought a variety of paper in gold and silver. Being the frugal person that I am, I use all of the bits and pieces of the paper to cut out smaller stars.
Christmas Star Cuddlebug
You will hot glue 2 large stars on either side of the pot. Continue to fill in with the other sizes using your glue gun. That is all there is to making a Shining Christmas Star out of clay flower pots.
Christmas Stars with 2 large stars in place
Materials to Create a Shining Christmas Star
1 ½ terra cotta flower pot Silver Craft Paint
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue Silver Glitter
Jingle Bell 7/8″ Silver Ribbon
Assortment of Silver and/or Gold craft paper
Equipment for the Shining Christmas Star
Paint Brush 2 containers such as a frozen dinner tray to catch glitter
Cuttlebug Star Die by Sizzix
Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
The Shining Christmas Star is the 19th in a series of flower pot ornaments I have given as gifts. I was inspired by Santa and Mrs. Claus. My goal is to eventually do a tutorial of each one. Let me know which one you would like to see next. Would you like that?
Weather Out There Is Frightful, Florida Weather Is Delightful
Weather out there is frightful, Florida weather is delightful. So today I am going to take you shopping at
Bealls Department Store, The Florida Life Style Store.
Some of you may live in Florida or have visited Florida and are familiar with Bealls Department Store. They are known for promoting the Florida life style. The department store was founded by Mr. Beall in 1915. Bealls is a very popular store in Florida that orginated in Manatee county. I remember the original store in downtown Bradenton. Now the stores are all over Florida. If you are dreaming of a warm weather Christmas then click on the link above and shop like you are in Florida
So that being said, I was washing my Tervis Tumbler. Tervis Tumblers are a popular product, that is headquartered in this area also. I was thinking I would love to have a Christmas Tervis Tumbler. One of the best places to buy them if you don’t have a Tervis store nearby is Bealls Department Store. Then I got to thinking if I lived in the snow country but wished I were in Florida what else would I buy from Beall’s? So of course the first thing I chose was a Christmas Tervis Tumbler
I decided to make pretend I was not living ten minutes away from Beall’s Department Store and planned to go shopping at Bealls on CYBER MONDAY instead. For the men in your life there are tee shirts with Florida themes such as the one above. Or maybe a nice leather wallet with a fish design.
And you can’t forget about having a just in case gift. That is a gift to have on hand in case someone gives you a gift and you didn’t buy anything for that particular person. What can be better then a tin of Key Lime flavored cookies. After all Key Lime does say Florida. It would also make a great secret Santa gift or a co worker gift.
It isn’t Florida if you don’t have an orange. Isn’t this orange pillow cute? Outdoor pillows work great indoors also. I think this will bring a ray of sunshine on a snowy day.
To keep the warm weather theme going why not break tradition and use these “Have a Beachy Christmas” dishes when serving a holiday meal. Your tablesetting would be one of a kind. And beautiful to boot.
If you live in a cold weather climate why not dress warmly with a beach vibe. We even have our cool days in Florida and bundle up in sweaters and boots!
It will get warm once again or you will be taking a tropical vacation so you will be ready with a new tee shirt that says it all.
A post about Florida shopping wouldn’t be complete without a Disney gift. Bealls has everything Florida. Plus you can always get a gift card. We all love gift cards.