I had been working on these new ornies that I saw on Pinterest. Mine turned out different than the example but I like them just the same.
Okay, now here is the secret.....they are made out of paint sticks. You know, the ones that you get at Home Depot for free! So here is what I did: I gathered my sticks (I have an entire box that I got years ago and didn't know what to do with them) and I clamped about 5 or 6 together.
I used a miter saw but you can use any kind that you want.
I cut them into 4 inch pieces. You will get two out of each stick (this size is for the one gallon size) plus you will get a third piece that has the little indent at the top. (Save that for a later project)
Once the paint is dry and your words are printed, put a thin layer of ModPodge on the painted stick(front side only). If your print on the stick shines through your paint, use that for your front side. While the MP is still wet, put your paper words on top and use your fingers to press out any bubbles. When dry, put another coat or two. When dry, add your wire hanger, threading the wire back to front. I used a needle nosed pliers to make little circles on the front side of the hanger. Then embellish however you want. Add bells, stars, raffia, glitter, etc. I have a spiced glitter that I purchased from Sew Many Prims that is glitter that is lightly spiced and is a brownish color. (smells divine, too!) I put just a little MP around the edges and gave it just a bit of sparkle.
I also finished up a few of these angels too. I was in Michael's last week and saw these sweet little wooden angels for a buck ea. So I had to dress them up a bit and I think they are really sweet.