A year ago (or maybe more), I ordered a set of ImpressArt metal letter stamps. I tried them out a few times, but I got easily discouraged when my projects didn’t turn out they way that I though they should. And then I got distracted. Three weeks ago, I saw the stamps at the top of my craft cabinet. I pulled them down, went outside on the back porch, and declared that I wasn’t coming inside until I had created my first stamping project.
Eek!!! It happened! I am happy to share my first ever metal letter stamping craft idea with you! I’m combining it with my Ornament Faith series, and I hope that you like the result! I will be the first to admit that the stamping is not perfect. If you look closely, you will see that the “F” is a bit messed up. To be quite honest, I was so excited to actually finish a piece to go along with my ornament, I decided to let it slide!
I also want to point out that this post is NOT sponsored by ImpressArt. I’m truly writing about them and their stamping products because I am having so much fun with them. If you are looking for a new hobby for the new year, I encourage you to consider metal stamping.
If you do not have metal stamps, you can easily recreate the charm by printing off the wording on card stock and cutting it out.
Supplies (includes links to Amazon affiliate pages so that you can get an idea of supplies used):
- Clear plastic light bulb ornament (I purchased mine from AC Moore. They sell them individually. I could not find them individually online, but here is a link that shares the specs of the ornament so that you know what to look for.)
- Mod Podge
- Gold glitter vial
- Paper plate
- Light of the World stamped charm, made with metal charm blank, ImpressArt Bridgette letter stamps, ImpressArt Stamping Hammer, and ImpressArt Stamping block
Take apart the ornament.
Pour Mod Podge in the bottom of the ornament. Empty a minimum of half a vial of glitter into the ornament. Use a wood craft stick to stir up the mixture.
Turn the ornament upside down on the paper plate to dry completely. I had to move the ornament around every few hours on the plate. The opening in the ornament is so small that the Mod Podge would get backed up when leaking out.
Once the Mod Podge and glitter mixture is dry inside the ornament, attach the stamped charm to the ornament by threading it onto the ornament top.
I like having this message speak to me every time I look at the ornament. I can’t wait to add it to our Christmas tree this year!
Interested in other faith based Christmas ornaments? Check these out!