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« on: December 05, 2005 09:48:57 AM »

I made 4 Christmas tree ornaments. 
This is the stuff I started with:

It is a sheet of aluminium, small can of green spray paint, and some screws and something with an eye hole and red tip???.  I used some puff paint for the ornaments and trunk.  I painted to top screw yellow for a star.  The reason for the mystery named hardware is because had I threaded the string to hang it from through the aluminium then the metal would eventually wear through the string. 
This is a close up on one of the ornaments:

And this is all four of them hanging on my tree:

edited to show a larger close up picture
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 10:17:23 AM »

They are really cool - we don't have a Chrsitmas tree yet (in the process of moving, I should be packing!) - but I would hang these.

And, just so you know for the future, from what I can see those red things look like part of an electrical crimping set - when I was replacing the horns on my motorbike I crimped some of these to the wires so that they attached to the battery.  I also used the other sorts so I could crimp the other ends and attach the horns to the wires!

Anyway, fantastic christmas tree ornaments - I need to think more laterally like that!  I have loads of the crimp things around from working on the bike - I now have ideas to use them in other ways  Smiley




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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005 12:59:14 PM »

could we see larger pics maybe? i can barely tell what they look like.

« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 07:45:38 AM »

Nice job.  I haven't gotten my tree up yet either, but these would be part of my special precious to me ornaments.  Good job... handmade kicks the butt of storebought!

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 04:46:58 PM »

Was it difficult to work with the aluminum?  I keep thinking of aluminum foil and of course that's easy to cut.  I was just wondering how it compares to other sheets of metal. 
Also, I like the little dots (ornaments) you added to the tree.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2005 06:45:35 PM »

It wasn't to hard, I used tin shimps to cut out a big triangle.  Then I used heavy duty craft scissors to cut out the trunk.  The only thing is you have to wear gloves to avoid cutting your hands before you file the metal down. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006 04:41:18 AM »

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