Friday, December 2, 2011

Zinc Ornaments..or ARE they???

UPDATE:  Faux zinc ornaments are now up on my Etsy shop. Victorian ones will be up Monday night.

Let's just be clear on one thing...I love zinc.  Old, weathered zinc makes my heart sing.  Even if the look is a little rustic for my Victorian "looks like Grandma's house" home, I try to get a little Jeanne d'Arc here and there wherever I can sneak it in.  As you probably know though, cool antique shaped objects like crosses don't exactly fall from the sky.  With this in mind, I decided to make my own zinc Christmas ornaments.  I think these large ornaments turned out pretty darn cute, what do you think?  And they really look just like zinc.  But what are they you ask?  They are paper mache.  Yep, paper mache.  I had one at work the other day and my coworker swore they were at the very least, some kind of metal.  Then I handed it over to her and was she ever surprised.  I made several up and I will get them in my Etsy shop this weekend in case you love them as much as I do.  I will do a tutorial just as soon as I get a chance; I foresee myself using this little technique many times and I'd love to share it with you.



I also made  some of these beauties and foofed them up with 2 or 3 different paints, images, glitter, lace, and whatever else struck my fancy.  I'll have them up in my shop this weekend also.  I got the idea for these from the Christmas issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living.  It really is a nice issue (yes, aren't they all, right?)-lots of serene decorating ideas.



Most of my images, including the ones you see here, are from the Graphics Fairy.  Thank you, Karen for such great material to work with.

Until next time,



I'm going to be sharing these with some linky parties. Hope you can hop along with us to some great destinations for inspiration galore.

White Wednesday
Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Potpourri Party
Show and Tell Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence
Pink Saturday
Creative Things Thursday
The Charm of Home
Funky Junk SNS 
Farmhouse Friday 
Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy
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23 comments:

  1. Totally love the cross. it's beautiful.
    Hugs, joey

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  2. These are great. You have done a wonderful job. If I decorated, I would like to have some.

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  3. Oh, your good! That is such a smart idea to use paper mache. Love them!! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  4. LOVE them Judy!!!! They both are beautiful. I was reading your previous post tonight too and I have to tell you__I am in love with your gorgeous home!
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs from here...

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  5. Simply beautiful!

    My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  6. I love the real zinc, too, and your ornaments look great!

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  7. Judy these turned out Beautifully! I too enjoy that particular finish and also Mercury Glass...

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  8. These are wonderful, Judy. They really DO look like old metal. Thanks for sharing the inspiration! xoxo

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  9. Oh Judy, these are so beautiful. Every time I see old music paper, I melt. I just love it!

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  10. Fabulous Job! I would buy them for sure~Cheers & Blessings Kim

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  11. I love zinc too and am on the prowl for some beautiful zinc planters, hard to find! Love the ornaments.

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  12. Love that first "zinc" ornament. It turned out amazing!

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  13. Judy I love zinc as well and these are beautiful!! You are very talented!

    Please Come and enter in Our Twelve Days of Holiday Giveaways. There are so many exciting & special Gifts! Tis the Season!

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  14. Judy, those are gorgeous! I can't believe they are paper mache. Beautiful!

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  15. So pretty and the cross really does look like zinc.

    Dee

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  16. Judy, these are amazing! Can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing... have a wonderful week
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  17. Hi Judy, thanks for stopping by my Rustic Christmas Post... yes, the G-Son and I had a great time Junquing for my Old Bottle that I needed for an upcoming soldering Class I hope to take in January. We didn't decorate Rustic this year but I enjoy that Vibe enough to revel in it when someone else has gone with that Vision for the Holidays.

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  18. These ornaments are gorgeous! Thank you for linking them to Potpourri Friday!

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  19. Hey Judy

    Thank you for your comment.
    Whar lovely things, you make. Jeanne d'Arc are making a lot hanmade, so it is easy to copy, if you want. And it is charming, i think, if some of the christmas decoration is homemade :-)

    Have a nice day - over there
    Birgitte

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  20. Hi Judy,

    I hope you will come and enter more of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaway Event! You will love the new unique gifts!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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