How to make you own rhinestone Christmas tree ornament
Old fashioned Christmas ornaments evoke a certain nostalgia as they bring together our past and present. This DIY Christmas tree ornament is easy and perfect for crafters of all skill levels.
For this project I used:
1 miniature straw hat
12ss Rose rhinestones (about 100)
Hot glue gun
Wax tipped tool
Using the hot glue gun, attach the string to the back of the hat.
Cut a piece of lace to fit the crown (about 8.5 inches) and a piece about 12 inches. Glue the smaller piece around the crown of the hat using Gem Tac. Tie a bow in the 12 inch piece of lace and if you want, place a drop of glue on the knot to secure it. Set aside.
To glue the rhinestones along the brim, place a drop of glue slightly smaller than the rhinestone on the brim. Using the wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop. Continue gluing a single line of rhinestones around the brim. Allow glue to set.
Glue the lace bow where the crown meets the brim opposite the string for hanging. Allow to dry to 24 hours.
Stirring up memories of the past, this rustic DIY ornament is perfect for any Christmas tree.
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