About a month ago I saw a neat ornament/card hanger in church. I liked it so much I tuned out a little and studied how to build it. I know bad! I did mine a little different. The original hanger was white with a star on it. I did mine in silver.
Autumn from Design Dump put the coolest picture of gold leafed pears sitting in a sterling silver cake platter with a partridge on top. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Sick..I know! I figured I could incorporate my ornament hanger with gold spray painted pears. Not sure if this is hokey or not? Autumn's picture was sooo much classier.
I found all my ornaments( except for the three gold & clear gittered) from a funny little store called Kings. I think I paid a couple of bucks for them and they had fake pears too!
You can find the most unusual things at Kings.....there's a lot of "Grandma" ornaments. I found a couple that if I tipped them upside down...they could resemble pears!
I used Rust-Oleum's Metallic finish on the hanger and sprayed the pears with 24 KT Gold "brilliant finish:)" also found at Kings. My boys love Kings... for their large assortment of quirky toys, and their entire row devoted to FAKE weapons.
I picked up some dowels and attempted to drill holes. It was pretty hard getting the holes straight. Some of my intersecting dowels don't lay straight.
I can't remember the blog I saw where they spray painted their ornaments on a tree? Very smart!
They looked so delicious on the tree outside...I was tempted to keep them out there!
Or...bring a real branch inside...so pretty!
I am losing my Christmas crafting wind....but determined to finish some of my projects. Almost done!