DIY Rhinestones Tree Ornament
Fortunoff is a store of distinction that started in Brooklyn, NY in the early 1920’s. At Christmas time, they transform their backyard store into a magical, glittery wonderland of decorated trees. In the early years of my marriage, my husband and I loved walking through the Fortunoff Christmas Store around the holidays. I loved looking at the hundreds of decorated trees with ornaments that were quite expensive and beyond my budget. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your tree look like a Fortunoff tree.
For this project I used:
1 plastic ornament shaped
12ss Light Siam Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
For this ornament, I decided on stripes. Using the pieces of chalk, I measured equidistant lines around the ornament. Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on the ornament, pick up a rhinestone using the wax tipped tool and gently press into the glue drop.
Continue gluing keeping your line of rhinestones equal distant apart. For the bottom, I glued a rhinestone directly at the center and then glued rhinestones in a circle around it.
Here’s a picture of the bottom of the ornament:
When finished gluing, allow to dry for 24 hours.
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.