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It's December...

Last year I picked up a stack of these plastic wine glasses.  The kind with the bottom that screws on.  I was hoping to create a Wine Glass Ornament with it but I ran out of time.  They have been sitting on my shelf all year and I finally hauled them down to play.  

No tutorial for this one due to multiple projects going on at the same time.  However, mini ornaments, hot glue and a base... in this case the scalloped cut from the Cookie Box die is a perfect fit.


I love these teeny wood blocks and stamps giving me stamping freedom.


I hung a wee vintage star ornament from some wire. 


I inked a small brushbottle tree with evergreen bough spray stain.


Tucked in the wee deer.


Ted off with a big burlap bow, real mini pinecones, mini lantern and a red bulb.


 Then I added some snow.


I crackled the ornament leaving a little peek window.


Make sure you use teen holiday bits and wrap the base with twine or in this case the pine twine stuff.


I tucked it in my tree in a small opening with a light behind.  


Night time view...



These glasses are really cheap to purchase.  It took me about 30 minutes to make since everything is small and compact.  I did the glue and crackle finish first.  While it was drying I assembled, cut, glued and glittered my pieces.

Thanks for checking this out.  I'm thinking I will make some more.  I'll try to remember to make tutorial if I do!

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  1. I searched high and low for these plastic wine glasses - to no avail so had to resort to real glass! I love how you crackled the back, such a great idea and the festive topping looks wonderful - love the look on your tree too! xx

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  2. PS - Thanks so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xx

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  3. PPS - Thank you too for joining in our Cracking Up challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne xx

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  4. This is so fun!
    I've got to try this.

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  5. So festive and cute! Love the letters blocks and glittery Santa!

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  6. Oh my, this is such a beautiful piece, Nicole! Brilliantly done! Love it to bits! Thank you so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

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  7. How adorable! What a fabulous retro little scene, and it looks amazing on the tree. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  8. You are soooo creative - this is just wonderful. I am smiling with delight! Thanks bunches for joining the Anything But Cute Rustic Glam Challenge! j.

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  9. Way beyond cute! This is definitely the best ornament idea I have seen so far this year!

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