11.28.2011

Stamped Washer Ornament

stamped washer ornament (30) copy

Stamped metal is all the rage right now and I love it! I thought it would be so fun to make an ornament this year using the stamped metal look – It was really pretty easy and super cheap! So come along with me as I show you how to make a Stamped Washer Ornament.

First: we need to gather our supplies:
Washers
Metal Letters Stamping Kit
Hammer
Black Sharpie
Wet Wipes
Ribbon
Scissors
Beads/Charm (optional)


Second: You will stamp your washer with your metal letters – I bought mine a couple years ago at Harbor Freight for about $6 when I was working on courage necklaces – and you can pick up washers at any hardware store – I believe I got mine at Lowes when I was working on glazed washer necklaces. When you stamp your letters you want to position your letters, then take one hard swing with a heavy hammer. This makes it so your letter doesn’t jump when you are pounding away. You also need to pound on a rock hard surface – like concrete or another heavy metal surface.


Third: Take your stamped washer and fill in the letters with your sharpie – then quickly use a wet wipe to remove the extra around the letters. The marker will fill in the wells of the letters leaving you with letters that you can see better.


I used a larger washer and a smaller washer so I could have a layered look but you can do it however you would like!
Fourth: Take a piece of ribbon and cut it to your desired length – then leaving a loop in the front, thread the ribbon through your washers. Then pull your tails through the loop securing your washers together.


Fifth: Add some embellishments to your ribbon. I added a charm that I had on hand – you can find them on line or at your craft store – and a bead.


Lastly: I tied a loop at the top and was done!


Then simply hang it on your tree!

stamped washer ornament (28) copy
stamped washer ornament (29) copy

I made mine saying “Merry Christmas” but you could make it say anything you wanted. A few ideas are:
Happy Holidays
Noel
Christmas 2011
Joy
Peace
Oh Holy Night
…. and the list can go on and on and on.

stamped washer ornament (25) copy

These would also be really fun neighbor gifts!!
Have fun stamping away!
Some of my other Christmas projects include:


6 comments:

~Randee said...

LOVE this idea!! I am your newest follower from Randee's Organized Chaos!!!

Brianna said...

Those are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kaysi said...

super cute!

Kara said...

So cute! I have all the supplies except the cute little charms. Gonna have to make some! :)

Paula said...

I made a version of these last year and they were a big hit. I love how you added the bead and charm to yours. If I do this project again, I will have to remember this.

Visiting from Positively Splendid.

Jen T said...

I have a ton of supplies left over from making necklaces. This is a great idea, thanks!

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