If you’re looking for a fun family movie full of laughs, you’ll love Hallmark Channel’s premiere of Five Star Christmas, starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Victor Webster. When Lucy (Lenz) and her siblings come home for Christmas, they find out their father has turned their family home into a bed and breakfast. A travel writer shows up, whose review could make or break the B&B, but there’s one problem…there are no guests. Lucy convinces her family to pretend to be the guests, which results some awkward and hilarious situations. (Learn more about the movie and see previews here.)
To create the ornament for this movie, I decided to focus on the home-turned-B&B, The Ralston Inn.
GLITTERED HOUSE ORNAMENT
acrylic ornament: house (mine is from Michaels)
assorted glitter/glitter glue
permanent marker (I used the Tombow Monotwin)
Step 1: Write “The Ralston Inn” on the roof in permanent marker.
I used the Faux Calligraphy technique, which means I wrote the words in script, then went back and thickened the downstrokes. If you’re new to hand lettering, here’s a super-simple tutorial that will have you mastering Faux Calligraphy in no time! I promise, anyone can do it.
You can also personalize the ornament with your family’s name, or any other word/phrase you like in place of the Ralston Inn.
Step 2: Flip the ornament over and glitter the roof.
I painted a thin coat of Mod Podge on just the roof area, then sprinkled it with white glitter to look like snow. I like to do this on top of a piece of computer paper to help contain the mess. Shake off the excess glitter and funnel it back into the container to use another time.
Step 3: Glitter the rest of the ornament. Use Mod Podge, loose glitter, and/or glitter glue to add glitter to the house and door.
You can use any colors you like.
Let your ornament dry completely, then it’s ready to display on the tree!
I just love these acrylic ornament blanks, because you can do so many things with them and there are tons of ways to personalize them! Check out my Acrylic Confetti Glitter Ornament post for a totally different way to add some sparkle to these clear shapes or watch the video tutorial here!
If you try this, or any of the other ornaments in the Countdown to Christmas series, I’d love to see. Be sure to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group and share your holiday project photos so we can all be inspired!