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2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Bonus Set

One of my readers had all the best intentions of joining the swap, but ended up not being able to participate. However she DID make tart tins, and when she sent me a picture of them, I begged her to be allowed to share with you all. So here is a bonus set of 3 JOY tart tins made by Sil in Holland:

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Wings of Whimsy: Christmas Ornament Swap 2014

Notice how Sil used a bit larger “modern” tart tins, and they still look absolutely amazing! So you don’t have to have traditional Scandinavian or French tart tins to make these ornies, grab some brand new ones as the dollar store and get to crafting 😀

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I also adore her idea of using clothes pins to create little stands for the ornaments! This idea could be adapted to many other things too! 🙂

Here is a close up for you to see the stands better:

Notice how Sil used a bit larger "modern" tart tins, and they still look absolutely amazing! So you don't have to have traditional Scandinavian or French tart tins to make these ornies, grab some brand new ones as the dollar store and get to crafting :-D

Notice how Sil used a bit larger "modern" tart tins, and they still look absolutely amazing! So you don't have to have traditional Scandinavian or French tart tins to make these ornies, grab some brand new ones as the dollar store and get to crafting :-D

Sil also wrote a note about how she created these lovely, lovely ornaments:

I found a beautiful book in a second hand book store with music paper and used that to cover the back of the tart tin. Out of cloth I made flowers and filled the heart of the flower with the Scrabble letters. I flattened bottlecaps and with a 1 inch punch I cut circles out of the same music paper to put in the caps. I laced two sizes of pearls (just a few) on thin iron wire and wrapped that around the cap. Also used some plastic berries and other pearls to decorate the tart tin. On the sides I used a topcoat and some silver glitter to make it more festive.

Concerning the cloth pin stand I used three wooden cloth pins and removed the iron. Then I glued the flat sides to each other and when that dried I glued them all together as you can see in the picture. In the front as you can see on the right picture I put a small piece of a match to make sure it was steady. Then I painted them with white chalk paint and when that dried I waxed them with antique wax and over that I used distress ink.

Thank you sooo very much Dear Sil for allowing me to present you beautiful ornaments with the others, and for including these great instructions so we can all have a go at copying your designs 😀

If you don’t have any authentic vintage sheet music, may I suggest you just print some out? It can be treated with a little tea stain or ink to look more aged and worn!

I have a several pieces here on WoW that could be utilized, click on the sample below to browse through my sheet music category:

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Did you miss out on the planning of the swap? This is what my swappers signed up for back in September:

  • Each swap is for a set of 3 ornaments. Either 1 tart tin swap or 1 cookie cutter swap, swapped with one swap buddy
  • Deadline November 15th to craft your ornaments, take pictures and get the packages ready
  • Send pictures to me of the finished ornaments
  • Alert me when the swapped ornaments arrive at their new home

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18 thoughts on “2014 WoW Christmas Ornament Swap: Bonus Set

  1. Aren’t these just fabulous! Well done Sil and thank you for letting us see them. What a brilliant idea with the clothes pins for stands too – very clever. Margie

    1. Dear Margie! I can’t believe how quickly you commented, I wasn’t even sure I had finished posting when your comment popped up! I agree Sil created some stunning pieces, and I’m sorry it did not work out for her to participate, I know I would have LOVED to receive those…lol!

      I’m still waiting for my swap-ornies to arrive, but they have to travel a loooong way, so I’m trying to be patient…:-P xoxoxo

    1. Hiya Hunny! So you can’t stop making these now either…?? Some of our stores have already started selling Christmas supplies at discounted prices (can you believe it???) and I hoarded a few tiny angels and such, thinking I want to glue them into tart tins and cookie cutters… It has become an obsession…lol! xoxoxo

  2. Oh my goodness Sil, they´re absolutely stunning, and such an awesome idea for the stand here too, I just have to adapt that idea for sure, and as Gunnvor said it can be used for sooo many other things too, it is so clever. Thanks so much for letting us see these beautifues and also for this great idea for the stand, and not least the great instructions here as well.
    Soo sorry it didn´t work out fofr you, but I know, how it is this time of year, sooo much to do and sooo little time to do it LOL. But sooo great we got to see it anyway, I for one apreciate that very much for sure.
    Have a wonderful day and week-end ahead now everyone and lots of great fun too, I hope.

    1. Thanks for the kind words and I really hope to join a swap next time. I really regret it that I wasn’t able to participate but just wanted to show to Gunnvor and you all how much she inspired me to make thess. I have to be honoust with you all that the idea to use clothes pins for the stands was my husband’s and I worked it out hihi. Have a nice weekend

  3. Thank you each and everyone of you for leaving such wonderful comments for Sil (and me)! And thank you Sil for taking the time to answer everyone: it’s fun isn’t it, almost like having a blog of your own 😀 Big hugs to everyone!!! xoxoxo

  4. These are just great. Thank you for sharing this oh so fun project. Hugs to you both and have a very Merry Christmas,

  5. These are so sweet and creative. And the clothespin stands are genius! I will be trying these and looking for antique wax and chalk paint.

    1. Hello Darling! I love that this swap has brought so many new ideas “to the table”! And it does not matter that we are oceans apart, we can meet like this and exchange our creative ideas, and some of us were even fortunate enough to receive exchange gifts for the ones we sent out.

      That Annie Sloan stuff is awfully expensive… :-O I have a plan to make my own chalk paint, with any cheap paint as basis…;-) And I have seen people suggest using car wax, that is much cheaper since it’s sold in the guy stores…lol! Apparently it does exactly the same (seal and protect the paint) and you can mix a little bit of dark brown paint to the wax to create the antique look… at least that’s going to be my take on chalk paint, to save me some major bucks…! (I better not mention “research” or she’ll be at it again…lol)

      Big hugs to you Sweetiepie! xoxoxo

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