Thursday, January 26, 2012

Still Touching Up Toppers

Hi all!
Sick of Christmas yet?  I can't be because I'm still working on fixing our display tree for our ornament toppers.  I'll be playing with Christmas all year!
I'm embarrassed about my topper from last week.  Mandy (my daughter) said that it looked really floppy.  I kind of ignored her and made up some excuse about not being able to get the petals to poof because of the
kind of paper and the crystal lacquer.  When I really looked at them and realized how droopy they were,
which is totally unlike the look I like to give them, I realized I had to do something.  I guess I just got
lazy last week. Take a look at the difference in the photo this week.  It's one of those things you shouldn't get lazy about.  The really, really great thing about having to revisit them was coming up with a new way (for me) to lift the petals and I think it's the easiest and best way I have used.  GLUE DOTS!!!!  Roll them into a little ball and insert under the petals. In one case I used 2 rolled together and in another
case I used one half of one.  I realize there is a whole world of different glue dots out there, hopefully whatever you have will work.  I had two different brands and tried them both.  Each worked a little differently, but both worked. One of the bonuses was that if some of the glue dot got stuck to the ornament ball and had to be moved to another spot it did not take the finish off of the ball.  I do have to move on to the jewels but that still means Christmas!  I will be adding a jeweled star as a tree topper next week.
See you then.