Silver and Gold

12 Dec

Apparently making clay ornaments is addicting.  24 hand made clay ornaments was enough to cover the tree, although I could have kept going.

24 ornaments via yearofserendipity

I used A Beautiful Mess’ clay ornament tutorial for inspiration and went wild.  This year for our tree, I decided on a silver and gold theme (with a few splashes thrown in, cuz that’s how I roll), so once baked, I decorated my ornaments with silver and gold Sharpie paint pens.  It reminded me of doodling on middle school notebooks, but a whole lot more sophisticated.  With no “wrong way” to decorate them, the possibilities are endless.

ornaments closeup via yearofserendipity

diy clay ornaments via yearofserendipity

ornaments closeup via yearofserendipity

I used extra gray burlap fabric that I already had as a simple tree skirt and swagged my Mexican souvenir antiqued mirror star light as the tree topper.

hanging moroccan christmas star via yearofserendipity

After an initial lack of holiday decorating motivation, I think I found my mojo.  All it took was a little clay and some Sharpies to make my tree really shine.

tree 2012 via yearofserendipity


4 Responses to “Silver and Gold”

  1. Mary Ann Ellis 12.12.2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Love your tree. And especially the clay ornaments. I may try some next year. This christmas is going to be a little busy what with the moving a few days after Christmas. I also love your star & the swagging it over the tree.

  2. Alex @ northstory 12.12.2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Gorgeous tree! Love the ornaments but that Star..what a really cool idea!

  3. Sarah {Lacquer & Linen} 12.12.2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Those clay ornaments are so pretty! I love how they look like little tiles. Especially with that star pendant, they have a lovely spanish modern vibe to them. Ingenious use of the light fixture!!!

  4. Ceci Bean 12.18.2012 at 11:50 am #

    your ornaments are so sweet! i love the mix of patterns you used.

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