Here's the tutorial I promised. I started out with the tins, and added in the Eiffel Tower along the way. I think changing direction while creating is the heart of creativity. If you don't have the exact same "ingredients", substitute something else. Often that is when the magic begins!
So, to begin, glitter and power tools ~ I could rule the world....
Vintage sheet music (scanned & reprinted), ribbon, vintage (or not) buttons (you could use anything, old earrings, gems etc.), aluminum tins, diamond dust (or glitter) & adhesive. I ended up using this triple thick, which I like better than MP, it dries clearer & shinier, craft brush and spray glue.
For this vintage tin, a drill is necessary, drilling towards the front will make it hang better...
...But one of these mini pie tins requires nothing but a pen, a screwdriver, a hole punch, whatever!
When I started cutting out the sheet music, I decided to make an Eiffel Tower ornament too. I like to try and highlight special words in the sheet music when possible. For the tins, I just cut them out free hand, because the edges will be covered with the glitter. For the Eiffel Tower, I sketched the shape on the back of the sheet music, cut it out and traced it onto a piece of poster board-cardboard would work too.
I use spray glue to attach the sheet music, but...whatever you want to use works fine!
Use a paper towel, old sheet or towel to keep your work space from getting sticky.
Next, I add the ribbon. I like French Wired ribbon, but you could use string, wire...whatever....
Tye a bow, pull the ribbon through so that the bow is on the inside of the ornament, and tie a loop for hanging.
For the Eiffel Tower, I use a hole punch and silver thread.
I glue on old buttons to the tins. I had planned on putting them in the middle, but ended up with this. I add some adhesive rhinestones to the Eiffel Tower. After I glue on the buttons, I take a 15 minute break to let them set up.
And now, the fun part...sparkles!
I use the triple thick and brush around spots on the ornaments where I want the diamond dust to stick.
I use a paper towel to catch the sparkles. Just dump them on & shake them off...gently. Then pour the extra back into the container.