As with Ornament #3, I was able to re-purpose the beads from 4 napkin ring holders. I also raided my stash of beads to add some color and interest. I purchased wood cutout dog bones, but had Memory Wire and wanted to use it because when it’s coiled, it gives the ornament some bounce. Bounce is important in an ornament.
Here’s what I started with: (not shown is burgundy and gold spray paint)
I gathered my materials and immediately pulled the beads off the napkin rings with wire cutters. I set those aside while I first chomped 1/4″ holes at the top of each dog bone with my Cropodile. I then spray painted the wood dog bones with gold and burgundy paint. I chose these colors because of the colors of the beads. I sprayed the bones twice for good coverage and while those were drying I worked on the beaded hanger. Memory wire is awesome because it will maintain any shape you mold it into. I used our knife sharpening tool which looks like a 1/2″ solid pipe to wrap the wire around about 4 times. I used my pliers to make a loop at the top and then started to feed beads onto the wire. I set the beaded hangers aside and went back to the dog bones. They were completely dry by now so I took my white paint pen and wrote “Bone Noel” on the burgundy bone and used a burgundy sharpie to write the same sentiment on the gold bone. I also drew two paw prints in opposite corners. I let those dry and then attached the beaded hangers with my pliers. And here they are:
As we’re nearing completion of our retaining wall and eventually our patio, I want to give our patio furniture a face lift so we can use it to eat meals outside in the warmer months.
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So let me see if I understand you correctly – Although these LOOK like dog bones, they’re really NOT dog bones. But you wrote the word “Bone” on them – how are they NOT dog bones? I’m confused.