Friday, October 25, 2013

Tin Heart Bling Ornaments


Tin tiles get a new life...


A load of tin tiles from the thrift store were too interesting to just leave there... I used the stainless steel tiles to tile above my stove... but I wasn't sure what to do with the gold and the brass tiles that were also part of my haul, until now....


I traced a heart onto the tiles and cut them using regular scissors... 

It is important to sand the edges to smooth the sharp edges!


I made a similar tin ornament a few years ago...


This time I painted the tin with white chalk paint...


When the paint dried I sanded the heart so the gold and silver 
showed through.  I waxed the hearts for protection and punched a hole in the top and the bottom to hang the bling...


The glass bling was leftover from an old chandelier...
(everything I work with is leftover from something)


Each heart is hanging from a length of glass chain...


and a larger glass jewel is hanging from the bottom.

A bow is tied onto each heart...



And the result is a year round ornament...


These hearts make great holiday ornaments or
 gifts for any occasion! 

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12 comments:

  1. I heart these! So cute and can't believe you could cut them with regular scissors! Ü

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  2. Very cute! The white was a great choice.

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  3. I love them! love that they're white... but could see them as so many different colors. The bling is fabulous, would LOVE to have all those glass crystals. You're such a tease (on fb) can't wait to see where these end up. ;)
    gail

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  4. Those would look so pretty hanging on a country Xmas tree. I can't believe you could use regular scissors to cut them. Amazing!

    Jeanine

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  5. Very pretty... I like that the bottom beads are different sizes.

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  6. Susan, did sanding the edges make them smooth enough or did you have to file them? They are just beautiful!

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    1. Sanding with sandpaper made them smooth enough... no filing needed :) Thanks!

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  7. Your left over junk is much more beautiful than the stuff I find. No crystal laying around for me unfortunately.

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  8. just lovely and very inspirational thanks for sharing

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