I found a mess of little rusty shovels in my stash and decided to paint some snowmen on them. The result is my own original design. To mix it up a bit, I painted three different types of hats, in colors to match ribbon I had on hand. I wanted to dress up the handles with more than ribbon so I created the little tag charms using shrink plastic.
(Sorry this picture isn't clear. I didn't realize my actual close up photo was bad until all the shovels were sold). To create the charm, I used a rubber stamp for the sentiment. I stamped onto white shrink plastic using Archival Ink, punched out the tag shape and the hole and baked. The ink was brown but due to the shrinking process, I could wipe most of the brown away, leaving me with gray print. I was fine with that and liked the look of the streaky brown on the tag. I wired the charm to the handle and covered the end with the matching ribbon.
Easy peasy ornament that was so popular, it sold out!
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See more of my ornaments this weekend in Traverse City, Michigan!