While I was trying to come up with something to pass along to you, I thought why not a Christmas bell like the one that Misty had made? I was at the house that I'm moving from and was limited in what I had on hand, but tops cut from gourds was not one of them. (smile) I liked the bell that Misty had made so much that I decided to make a door hanger with two gourd tops and here is what I used in this project:
Proxxon Delta Sander
Red Acrylic Paint
Gold Acrylic Paint
Extreme Glitter Paint in Red and Gold
Black Metallic Acrylic Paint
Lots of Red Glitter
Wide Red Ribbon
Large Jingle Bells
2 Gourd Tops
When that paint was dry, I coated the tops with the Extreme Red Glitter paint and sprinkled Red Glitter liberally over the paint while it was wet.
(Now that's some sparkle!)
Now this paint and glitter took a while to dry so I just let it set overnight. Before I got started back on the project the next day, I made a bow out of the wide ribbon and put it together with the decorative spray that I got to go with it.
Once everything was good and dry I drilled a hole in the top and side of each of the bells, threaded gold wire through two of the Jingle Bells for each of the tops and used wire to put the two tops (bells) together and string the Jingle Bells into each one. I then used the wire to attach the bow and decorative spray to them also. Here's the end result: