I tend to be a great collector of project parts. Ideas will inspire me. I'll then accumulate the materials for that idea... and then, those materials sit for a bit until the act of finishing that project inspires me again. I know that this is how I work. I know that I sometimes just need to act, and then the motivation follows :). Such is the story with the sweet ornaments that I made this past Christmas for the purpose of decorating the white vintage tree that we have in our studio.
These little round crocheted doilies were collected over time from thrift stores and antique shops. Most of them ranged from 4 - 6 inches in diameter and probably cost between .25 to $1.00 a piece (being the bargain hunter that I am).
With the Stiffy brand fabric treatment and the finest grain white glitter from Hobby Lobby, the project was set in motion one cold and wintry day before Christmas.
With glitter mixed into the stiffening agent, I used a paint brush to coat each side of the doily. Tin foil on a cookie sheet seemed to be the best way to keep the mess contained and also allow for an easy way to keep the doilies flat as they dried. After drying for a couple of days, during which I turned them over a time or two, they were ready to add ribbon and be hung on the tree.
Our studio is still very much a work in progress, but the tree looked great for the holidays and made me smile every time that I entered to work.