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Watch my Segment on The Rachael Ray Show

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Hey Guys,

Here is my segment from the Rachael Ray show. Enjoy!

EDIT: Here is the full tutorial for those wanting it:

Supplies needed:
clear ornaments
finely ground glitter in color of your choice
Polycrylic or water-based polyutherine
small paint brush
plastic syringe
funnels in various sizes
burlap strings to hang ornaments
pictures printed on laser jet printer
paper towels

To start, you need to cut out your photos in a circle. I used the smaller funnel for this circle.

After cutting out your photo, you need to roll it up and pop it inside of your ornament.

Next, use your syringe to pull draw the poly into a syringe. Squirt the poly into the ormanent. Do this step 2-3 times.

After inserting your poly, take your small paint brush and slowly work the photo flat against the ornament until it lays smoothly with no wrinkles. You will use the brush side of the paint brush for this.

Once the photo is smooth, turn your ornament over on a few paper towels, and let the excess poly drain out. Let it sit like this for about minute.

Then pick your ornament up, use your funnel with the largest hole, and dump in your glitter color of choice.

Put the top back on the ornament and shake it until your ornament is fully coated.

Thats it!

Thanks for all of the support!

Until next time!


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  2. Great job Erin! I really enjoy following your post.

    Also, I think I have everything already on hand to make these! One question, how did you get the photo to stay positioned where you wanted it in the ornament? I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! For some reason, that part was cut out. But you would use your smaller paint brush to smooth out the picture and to push it flat inside of the ornament. You do this part after you drop in the poly. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. So Do I use a regular photo, or a paper copy?

  4. Could you make a printable version of the steps & supplies to do this please. It would be helpful to have so you don't have to try to keep watching the video.

    Thanks, :)

    1. Thats a great idea. I went ahead and did that along the top.


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