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:
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 😀
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:
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:
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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