Upcycled Tart Tin Mixed Media Santa Ornament

Upcycled Tart Tin Mixed Media Santa Ornament

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 26th 2014

Flea market finds take on a modern vibe when combined with DecoArt's Media products into an holiday ornament.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • assorted buttons
    • black permanent marker
    • Fun Foam sheet
    • low-temp glue gun and glue stick
    • Gears M-bossabilities
    • tart pan
    • mini wooden flower pot
    • mini bottle brush tree
    • paper images
    • 20-gauge wire
    • wooden stars



    Images can be found online at www.graphicsfairy.com or use images of your choice.

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use scissors to cut out the larger clock face to fit inside the tart tin. Cut out the other paper elements to go on the ornament.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 3/4" flat brush, apply Matte Medium inside the tin. Position and press on the clock face. Apply more Matte Medium on top. Use a #8 round brush to add accent line around the perimeter in Green Gold. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Green Gold to paint over the clock face.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a #8 round brush to add rings around the perimeter (inside the previously painted Green Gold ring) in Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Pyrrole Red. Cut out a Santa (or image of your choice). Cut out triangle shapes for the banner and, using a #8 round brush, paint Pyrrole Red. Print and cut out the word "Jolly" and adhere letters with Matte Medium using a #8 round brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a #8 round brush, paint three wooden stars with Hansa Yellow Medium and the perimeter with Pyrrole Red. Using a #8 round brush, paint the gear piece in Cobalt Turquoise Hue. Using a #8 round brush, paint the wooden flower pot Green Gold and the stripes in Pyrrole Red and Titanium White.
    8. Place the paper elements in the tin (refer to photo for placement) and adhere in place using a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium. Adhere non-paper elements with a hot glue gun.
    9. Punch holes through the tin using a nail and hammer. String random buttons and beads through the wire and place through the two top holes. Adhere the "Jolly" banner to the wire using a hot glue gun and place through to the side holes. (Twist or coil the wire to secure it into place.)