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Sunday, November 4, 2018


Here’s another ornament featured in the Drop Dead Ornaments, the newest Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery. This one is just as easy as the others, but it might take several days for the glue to dry. So plan accordingly.

Sequin & Glitter Ornament

clear glass ball ornament
decoupage medium (you can also use either liquid floor wax or thinned tacky glue)
disposable plastic cup
assorted sequins

Carefully remove the metal cap from the glass ball.

Pour decoupage medium or thinned tacky glue into the glass ornament. Rotate the ornament to swirl the glue around the interior to coat the entire ornament.

Turn the ornament upside-down and set over the disposable plastic cup to drain excess glue.

Add sequins, rotating to distribute around inside of ornament.

Pour glitter into ornament. (You can make a funnel from a piece of rolled paper for easier pouring.) Place your finger over the opening and shake the ornament to distribute the glitter. Pour out excess.

Allow glue to dry with cap off until glue turns clear. This may take up to several days, depending on temperature, humidity, and the type of glue used.

Reattach the metal cap. Tie ribbon through the loop for hanging.

Drop Dead Ornaments
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 7

Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.

At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.

Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex?

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Angela Adams said...

Great school art project!


Thanks, Angela!

Anne Louise Bannon said...

That really looks doable. I'll have to think about it. We have kittens this year, which is making me think twice about putting up a tree. But if I have some of these easy, peasy goodies, it might not feel so frustrating if the kitties knock them off the tree.


Ann, it is super easy. I'd recommend, though, if you're worried about the kitties swatting at ornaments, instead of purchasing the glass balls, buy the clear plastic ones. You can find them at most craft stores and even many of the big box stores this time of year. They'll look just as nice, and you won't have to worry about broken glass.