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Crafted Christmas Ornaments - Holiday Ornaments
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-10-22 11:44 am   Permalink

Thanks '61

Started working on my mini tiki torch Christmas lights. Started with a string of 10 flickering flame lights from Lowe's. Cut a 2 1/2 inch piece of 3/4 inch PVC pipe Cut the top off a bottle of Mondo Primo Punch (30 cents a 6 pack at Dollar Tree) and spray painted it with Fusion paint for plastic. Wrapped a piece of grass placemat around it and glued it all together with a hot glue gun. One down, nine to go





PS - Dump the punch and save the bottles, it's NASTY!!!

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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2009-10-22 12:20 pm   Permalink

MDM: Those new lights are SOOOO fun and I REALLY like your glass floats! You are VERY creative. I have so much crap in my house that could be converted to great stuff - I just don't have the imagination to do it - or if I CAN envision it - I can't make it look like I imagine! Grrrr!

About those floats - I haven't tried yet, but did you have to make any modifications to the knotting you did on those floats? A while ago I had an idea for making float earrings but couldn't figure out the knotting (see my comment above about vision/follow-thru LOL!). You inspire me to new levels!


 
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Koitiki
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From: Austin
Posted: 2009-10-22 8:02 pm   Permalink

Great idea on those tiki torches. Can't wait to see how your tree turns out. What are you thinking of for a topper?

 
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mp
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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-10-22 9:37 pm   Permalink

Genius!!!!!!!!Genius!!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-10-23 09:35 am   Permalink

BeadTiki, you just have to GO FOR IT!!! You can do it! I pretty much used the knotting technique from the first post of this thread. It looks complicated but it's really not once you start. As far as earrings, here's a small float I did a few days ago.



Thank you KoiTiki. I haven't thought about a topper yet. Organization is not one of my talents so I don't plan things very well. I get carried away with inspiration and end up with too much of one thing and not enough of another

MP, good to hear from you again! You were a busy guy last night - 15 posts. I think that may be a new world record!


 
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beadtiki
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From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2009-10-23 3:20 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info. Did you use a marble or a bead for that little guy? I know - how about you do the netting and I'll attach the earwires!? LOL Okay - I JUST found some twine today in my closet (don't ask!) and I'm gonna try my hand at the ornament floats. Thanks for the confidence too!
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-10-24 11:15 am   Permalink

I couldn't find a bead or marble I liked so I made a latex mold and cast one out of epoxy.

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2009-10-24 11:48 am   Permalink

Duuuuude! I think I'm more like that lush on the Food Channel - Semi-home made (or as I call it semi-home drunk) - I prefer to use things already at hand!

 
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beadtiki
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Posted: 2009-10-24 11:48 am   Permalink

Duuuuude! I think I'm more like that lush on the Food Channel - Semi-home made (or as I call it semi-home drunk) - I prefer to use things already at hand!

 
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WaikikianMoeKele
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From: West Leroy, Pennsylvania
Posted: 2009-10-24 3:09 pm   Permalink

That gal does enjoy her cocktails, doesn't she?

 
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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-10-24 3:46 pm   Permalink

Great idea Mike! Not just for Xmas too.
Those would look great also in any tiki bar
year round. Looking forward to seeing the
completed MDM masterpiece!


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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-10-25 07:58 am   Permalink

Mike, this is what we've come to expect from you: a traditional idea given a fresh spin that makes a person think, "Why the hell didn't I think of that?"

A fresh spin ingeniously designed and perfectly carried out. Frikkin' nice.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-11-22 07:19 am   Permalink

I'm in full-tilt ornament mode right now, Dec 1st is only a week away I'm working on ceramic "bone" fishhooks and "rock" petroglyphs. Trying to make molds for some thin cast tikis to hang on the tree.

Then I had an epiphany! Silk leis would make a zazz garland; just snip 'em and tie 'em together


 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-11-22 10:25 am   Permalink

You used to be able to get 6 feet of garland from Oriental Trading company. Same thing as the cheap silk leis.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-11-27 07:56 am   Permalink

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Oh, what a relief it is

It's the day after Thanksgiving, I'm so full I may never eat again! It's also time to put up the Tiki Christmas Tree! We always have several decorated trees in the house, so there is a heirarchy for tree assignment; you don't just come up with a new tree idea and get the 7 footer in the living room! You start out with the 3 footer in the dining room and if the Christmas Tree Committee (my wife) is pleased with your work, you may get a 5 footer next year

I made up some "bone" fishhooks, a "jade" heitiki, and some "stone" petroglyphs out of ceramic.



I tried a couple of Maori "bone" twists but I made them from the picture in my head instead of looking at a picture of a real one - they are too skinny to use! The 2 on the right are mine, I'll have to try again.



So I took my 3 foot tree, my torch lights, bamboo hut lights, netted glass balls, ceramic ornaments, cheap fugly silk flower garland from (shhhh - Party City) and some bone pendants I had and made my Tiki Christmas Tree.



And the crowning glory for my tree is Cammo's Gold Leaf Zormok








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