“Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Mean so much more
When I see
And gold decorations
On ev'ry Christmas tree”
It’s that time again, when Christmas lyrics resound in our head. The lyrics from this Christmas carol pairs silver and gold together, two colors that look spectacular on a Christmas tree. And what’s not to love about these super easy DIY silver and gold ornaments? Read on for the instructions!
For this project I used:
1 gold round ornament
Silver ribbon about ¼ of an inch wide
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Black diamond 12ss rhinestones
How to make a Silver and Gold Ornament
Begin by taking off the top metal loop of the ornament.
Cut three pieces of ribbon the circumference of the ornament. For my ornament, I cut three pieces 8 inches in length. Using Gem tac, glue one piece of ribbon from the top to the bottom and back to the top of the ornament. Glue the second piece so that the ornament is broken into quarters. Then. glue the third piece in between the other two pieces of ribbon so that the ribbon divides your ornament into 8 equal sections.
Let dry completely.
How to Glue Rhinestones to the Ornament
To glue the rhinestones on, place a drop of glue slightly smaller than the rhinestone on the ribbon.
Using the wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop. Continue gluing rhinestones along the ribbon, spacing the rhinestones about ¼ of an inch apart. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
When completely dry, replace the metal loop on top of the ornament.
Fun and easy to make, these sparkly DIY gold and silver ornaments will dazzle on your tree. Experiment with different color ribbons or ornaments for your own bold and sparkly look.
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