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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Post: Every Creative Endeavor

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Hello Everyone! My name is Amanda and I blog over at Every Creative Endeavor! I am super excited to be here today to help Allison as she packs up and moves – again! I know I can’t be there to pack boxes but it is nice to help this way too! All of the tutorials so far have been so great – of course!! haha and I am so thrilled to share a fun little Christmas project with you today!

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 and if you have a moment I would love if you would stop by and hello! Some of my other Christmas projects include:


Thanks so much for having me here today! It is always fun to visit with friends! Have a great Wednesday!

Love it Amanda! Those are so cute!
Thanks for sharing!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me today! It was fun stopping by and helping you out. Good luck with your big move!

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  2. Love these ornaments! They're so cute :)

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