Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Starbucks DIY Ornament

While stopping in to pick up one of our guilty pleasures, a Salted Caramel Mocha Latte from Starbucks, Mr. Concrete and I decided to pick up an ornament for the tree. 
It seemed only fitting, as coffee has been quite the popular item at our house this year.
And what seemed more fitting, was that they had an ornament we {meaning me} could personalize ourselves. 

In true, me fashion, I couldn't bring myself to just grab the little gold marker and write the date or do something simple.
Nope, decided to have a little more fun with it.

I downloaded this Joy Burst design from the Silhouette Online Store and cut it out of Contact Paper with my Silhouette
{If you didn't have a Silhouette machine, I'm sure this would also work using any craft store stickers.}

My daughter told me I was nuts picking a design with so much detail.
It's possible she was right. 

The little pieces tried to argue with me about staying in place, and there was a good chance the gold marker would just bleed underneath it all anyway. 

But what the heck, it's just an ornament, right?

I got lucky!!

It turned out exactly like I'd hoped.

And of course we had to commemorate the year!

I can see using this same technique to decorate lots of things besides ornaments.
Mostly, I'm envisioning making my own coffee mug to resemble these gorgeous ones from Anthropologie, but the ideas are pretty limitless.  
Ornaments, mugs, plates, candle sticks, ceramic pitchers, etc.

Pretty much anything you can make sit still long enough to throw vinyl and paint at it.

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  1. What an awesome idea! It looks great!

  2. WOW!! So pretty! Is is a special kind of paint? And is it food safe, like if one wanted to put a design on a plate?

    1. Thanks! The ornament came with a metallic paint pen and that's what I used. I have no idea if it would be food safe, but I doubt it.


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