I made the first tag using Tim's Idea-ology Holiday Paper Stash. I traced the back of the pocket watch on to the image I wanted. I added coarse glitter (like, Duh!) to Santa's beard and hair and a small amount of fine glitter to his hate. I had some tiny brass numbers in my stash that I got from an Etsy seller- can't remember which one. I added some glitter to them as well because I didn't like how flat and boring they looked.The second watch I made for my 96 year-old grandmother. She loves using pins and earrings to jazz up her wardrobe. The background of this watch is part of the word "Merry" as in Christmas from Rhonna Farrar's Christmas Junque Printable Background Kit available here. Actually, I used a piece of scrap paper from my Christmas cards. I am so in love with this paper and I hope she makes another version that isn't holiday specific. The tone-on-tone... the awesome font…. it is just BEAUTIFUL. Anyway, I embellished that gorgeous paper with the word "joy" cut from an old dictionary (topped with a little glitter), the same "2" and "5" from my tiny brass number stash, a snowflake button with the shank removed and a tiny piece of a snowflake from the branch I used in the package adornments. Because I thought it needed more- I added a tiny jingle bell and a small Swarovski crystal hanging from a flat-back pearl. I think it looks really elegant and perfect for my grandma.
The final watch I made for my mom using more of Tim's holiday stash paper. First, I used a piece of a vintage French
I am addicted to these little watches now that I have some ideas on how to fill them. The watches can be hung from a cord or chain to become a necklace (or even an ornament) or can be made into a broach. I made all three of these into broaches per the request of the recipients. Using E6000 glue I simply glued the pin backs right to the back. Really an easy project.
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