Thursday, July 19, 2018

Poison Bottle Ornament

Every July we get our Christmas on in time to truly prepare by making ornaments for a mystery-themed tree. This year our chosen theme is Agatha Christie. Kerry Hammond is here today making poison bottle ornaments, because what would an Agatha tree be without poison

Agatha Christie was a poison expert from her time as a war-time nurse during and many of her murderers used this method to dispatch their victims. No tree would be complete without these easy to make ornaments.

Clear glass square ornaments
Paint: I used black, green and rust
Dixie cups
Stamps: I used a skull and crossbones and “Poison”
Black inkpad
Mod Podge

Step 1: Paint Inside of Bottles
Remove the end of your ornament and pour your poison colored paint into your glass ornaments and swirl around. Once the inside is completely covered, rest the ornaments upside down in a Dixie cup to let the paint drain out.

Step Two: Poison Stamps
Stamp your poison stamps onto plain white paper and cut out. Using your paintbrush, cover the back of the paper with Mod Podge and place on one side of your ornament. Paint over the top with Mod Podge, making sure to paint where your paper edge and the glass ornament meet. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Attach Ribbon
Cut a piece of ribbon and tie it through your ornament end, creating your hanger.

Last year we make a Sherlock themed tree. The year before that the theme was Crime Scene. And the year before that was books in general

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