Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Personalized Ornaments

Last year, I purchased some punches to make some "washer" necklaces that were all the rage. Well, I never got the right washers to fit my punch until maybe November.  That's when I made my sister a cute necklace for her birthday.  ( And of coarse no pictures. sigh.) 

 But what I did get to do with my punches for Christmas, may be my favorite handmade gift I gave this year!

It all started after running into my local Joann's store, and I noticed some really cute metal ornaments. I purchased a couple, just to make for us, but in the end went back for more!

Using a hammer, my punches and the ornaments I came up with these beauties!

I have found that the trick for getting good punches is to work on a solid (and I mean solid) surface!
I have had the best luck using my concrete stairs outside!  

I wish I grabbed a couple more hearts for Valentines day!

1 comment:

  1. I have been looking for punches that work on metal as well as tutorials on how to do the work. Can you give more details on how the DIY aspect of it? Would you recommend the punches you bought? Could they be used on a stainless steel spoon???


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