Wednesday, December 11, 2013

rusty tin and turquoise cross ornament

I am super excited to share my rusty tin and turquoise cross ornaments with you!!! 
A fellow blogger and friend of mine is doing a 'Handmade Cowgirl Country Christmas Tree".   

My PhotoThis is Kacey and she blogs over at Fancy Ewe.  You need to head over and check out all the amazing ornaments she has already made for her tree!  She is super creative {and fashionable} so I was very flattered when she asked me to do an ornament for her tree.  I was SOOOO EXCITED!!!!  My mind started spinning!  I decided on using some old tin that is out in the Barn. It was an easy project.  It only needed tin, some beads (that I kept aft a necklace broke), and some tin shearers.  Last year for Christmas the hubs gave me a DeWalt drill and tin shearer attachment.  I WAS SO EXCITED!!!!!  Really I was.  I am pretty practical when it comes to gift giving!!! Never heard of a tin shearer?  Here is what it looks like!  You could use tin snips and cut by hand to do this project but this saves a ton of time!!!!
I have used it to make wedding shower decorations (you can see here), 
 stars for my mantel (you can see here), and other various projects.  
I decided to do different shapes and sizes of rusty tin crosses.  
I am trying hard to keep the reason in the season.  
So why not fill my tree with crosses?!?!?

Making the crosses were easy.  Here is my step by step picture tutorial. 

Here is my entire tree.....
  • The tree topper is left over flowers, stick, and a burlap bow.
  • I found the big cross propped up in the tree at Hobby Lobby.
  • Aluminum horseshoes.
  • Turquoise bulbs.
  • Silver bulbs.
  • Silver snowflakes.
  • White lights.


  1. Beautiful Suzi! I love your ornament! Thanks so much for collaborating with me on this. I love your style and thanks for keeping Christ in Christmas!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love it! So pretty!

  4. Excellent and very exciting site. Love to watch. Keep Rocking.
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