Gold spray paint
Golden Polymer Clay
Small Circle Mirrors
2. Flatten your ball so that it resembles more of a cylinder shape, you can roll the sides back and forth to make them stand up straighter. I used my mirror as a pattern to keep it's roundness making sure that the cylinder is just slightly wider than the mirror.
3. Stick your tooth picks in the sides of the clay very gently, you don't want the clay to loose it's shape. I just three rows of toothpicks and arranged them so that I could fit several toothpicks all around the cylendar.
4. Take a 4-5 inch long piece of your floral wire and stick both ends into a gap between your tooth picks (see photo for example). This is what you'll use to hang the ornament onto the tree.
5. Remove all of your toothpicks and floral wire from your base piece. If you want to re-shape or smooth out your sides do this while the toothpicks are still inside the clay because you don't want your base to lose it's shape. You'll need to stick your toothpicks back in later. Now bake your clay at around 260 degrees for 25-30 minutes (see your polymer clay package for directions).
6. Once your clay has baked and cooled use E-6000 adhesive to glue the ends of your toothpicks back into their holes. Do this with your floral wire as well.
7. Once the glue has dried spray paint the entire ornament gold and let it dry completely.
8. Lastly, use a dab of E-6000 to glue your mirrors to your base centers.
Now hang it up next to your red velvet flocked reindeer and don't give a care. Pshh.
In all seriousness though, I think these are so pretty and I kind of want to hang them all over my house...all year long.
Happy toothpick crafting y'all.