Tuesday, December 26, 2017
I wanted to make small ornaments this year, and was happy when I found some little wooden cubes at the craft store, about 3/4 inch on the side, pre-stained in several different colors. Best of all, there were 72 in the pack, and I have only about 50 people on my ornament list, so I could ruin some without having to make an emergency run to the store for more raw materials.
But what do you expect for 5 cents apiece -- some of the cubes were pretty rough on one or more sides, so I had to apply gesso and sand and then paint over the white gesso, so some ended up two-tone. That took me a while, because of the drying time -- I'd get a bunch to the next stage but not be able to get back to work till the next day.
Finally the fun part: wire and beads to "wrap up" the little packages.