Submitted by Elizabeth Fravel
"Slate Snowmen Ornaments"
I have been painting for nearly 15 years now, but this is the first time I have painted ornaments. Usually I buy them, but since this year has been a little tough, I decided that I would make my own and personalize each one as differently as my children and grandchildren are. I have also painted Slate ornaments for our friends, my co-workers and my boss. They make a very nice personalized gift.
Grinder wheel--optional, to take off sharp edges of slate
Small masonry bit
Crafters All-purpose paints (of your choice of colors)
Small paint brush
Tinsel cord--for hanging ornament
Sharpie pen to sign the back of your ornament
A good imagination
Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Clear Satin spray
With safety glasses on, break slate with hammer to desired sizes. Take off sharp edges with grinder wheel or gently take hammer around to take sharp edges off. Figure out where you want to drill your hole for hanging then drill hole. Clean slate with soap and water. Then paint away, very relaxing.
Return to 2nd Annual Homemade Christmas Ornament Contest
Frugal Living Index
Copyright © 2008 by Elizabeth Fravel. All rights reserved.
Can't find the page you're looking for?
Free Membership and Ebook Bonus Gifts:
Sign up today and receive 2 ebooks (Dealing with Debt and 101 Coupon Tips) with your Free Membership. The Ebook gifts will be included in your Welcome letter! :o)
"It's not about being able to spend more money.
It's about enjoying and managing what you already have... BETTER!"
- Michelle Jones, Founder of BetterBudgeting
Living a Better Life® is a registered trademark and Better Budgeting a trademark of BetterBudgeting.com, BetterBudgeting.org, and it's parent company, Blue Ridge Publishing, Inc., PO Box 795, Powder Springs, GA 30127.