Thursday, September 15, 2016

DIY TARGET ORNAMENTS for the HUNTER plus DISPLAY RACK

TARGET ORNAMENTS
"Hit me with your best shot." 
-REALLY!

Hey ya'll, I've been busy making a ton of Christmas ornaments this week. And I had an idea since it is bow season (hunting) in our area, that I should make some sort of hunting ornaments that men and women hunters would like.  So this is what I came up with.
I used my metal, regular mouth sized, Mason jar lids, (not rings,) 

and spray painted them various colors.
 Some even camo by spraying the base black and coming back in with spruce green here and there.

At the moment I painted the CAMO, I didn't realize they were WIDE MOUTH LIDS, so I couldn't use them with the 2" circle target cutouts. The Wide Mouth Lids need the 3" cutouts.


While those were drying,
I did a quick search and found this free image via Wikipedia to use as a center.


Then I just used Avery Print Online and uploaded the target pic into the 2" round printable project.

 Which was perfect since the regular size since these regular size jar lids are about 2 3/4", the 2 inch circle pic fits right in the center.


I used Elmers glue, lightly painting it on with a paintbrush, to the back of the cutout circles (using regular scissors,) and gluing them onto the lid.  If you get too much glue the paper will bubble.

And just stick them on in the center.
 This is how it looks.

Give it a bit to dry, and then you will need to take a hole punch or a nail to puncture a hole at the top to attach a hanger.



Here's the closeup.
Just big enough to put a wire hanger through.
See the wire hanger to the right in the pic? Hard to see a bit. It's just those extra Christmas ornament hooks that come in packages of 50 or 100 at the Dollar General Stores. Perfect for this craft.

And I also wanted to package these so I took an extra step to print out bag toppers also at AVERY PRINT ONLINE.
 I added the tag line, "Hit me with your best shot."
I thought it was a cute idea.

I didn't take a pic of them in the bags, but here's is what it looks like all done.

I think since I'm bagging them up to make them a cute Christmas gift, I'm gonna price them for $1.99 each.  If I didn't bag them, so they'd be cheaper, I'd price them for just .99 cents each. And to have a place to display the un-packaged ones, I thought I needed something to hang them in. So I made this.

I used a box top off of  just an old cardboard box.
I had already started to paint it before thinking of a pic, but I got one.
Ihad just done one coat of black on the outside so far. Then on the inside, as you see, I left cardboard brown and took a real leaf and held it up and spray painted over it.  This gave it a camouflage look to go with my hunting theme.  I used Rustoleum in Spruce Green for this.

Then after that all was dry, I used some plastic hanger that I had from a display rack for the hanging racks.
I just punched a hole through the cardboard with a knife and stuck in the hangers.

I then just used duct tape for the back to secure them.
 It holds great but is ugly. No one is going to see the back anyways.

And here it is from the front. I had to adjust the duct tape on the back to straighten the pegs though.
 Then I took more duct tape

 to seam off the edges for a cuter, country look.

And here it is all done. Holding the un-packaged DIY Target Ornaments.

 I just printed out a sign that says TARGET ORNAMENTS .99 and glued it to a strip of duct tape for the top sign.


  And for the hanging price tags, I googled, "hit me with your best shot," and found this little black sign. I printed out a sheet of them onto red paper, punched a hole with a hole puncher and wrote the price on the back.
 And that was that.
I'll be able to use this camo, country display for lots of items later too.

What do you think about these?
If ya' give them as a git, they can decorate their tree at first, then take them out and fire away!


See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

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