How To: Vintage Knifecicle Christmas OrnamentsTrimming the tree and decking the halls sometimes calls for a design shakeup, a conversation piece and whimsical twist to the ordinary Christmas décor. On a quest for a fun DIY and vintage accent for my tree I came across the idea of making knifecicles. Yes, you read that right knifecicles. Fun, butter knives turned Christmas ornaments. After a couple years of pondering the idea, I finally decided to get the supplies and make them just in time to hang on my tree for Christmas. I love how they turned out. Here’s how you can quickly and easily create them.
- Vintage butter knives (I scored several at a thrift store for $1.00 a bundle)
- Modge Podge
- Foam brush
- Glitter (silver, gold or a mixture of both for a champagne look)
- Polyurethane spray
- Thin ribbon to tie ornaments
- Paper plates (for glitter and to rest knives on while they dry)
- Drill holes through the knife handles.
- Coat the blade of the knife with Modge Podge using your foam brush.
- Sprinkle glitter on blade over a paper plate. This way, you can catch the excess glitter and reuse it.
- Rest the knife on a paper plate and allow time for it to dry thoroughly.
- Spray the knives with polyurethane to seal the glitter.
- Tie ribbon through the drilled hole and hang on your tree.
Who knew knives hanging on a tree could be so cute? I love the unexpected twist and personal touch it adds to the tree.