Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

I often buy things at the thrift stores that I love or find interesting even though I don’t know what I’m going to do with them.
But when I saw a vintage aluminum measuring cup set recently that was not the case. I knew right away that they would be perfect as shadow box Christmas ornaments.
How to make vintage measuring cup angel ornaments


That same day I found three sweet little angels, and they fit perfectly inside the measuring cups. How lucky was that?

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

The first thing I did was apply Mod Podge to the inside of the measuring cups.

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

Then I sprinkled  the inside with white snowy glitter, and then just a hint of red just for fun.

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

I did three layers of glitter, with Mod Podge applied in between each layer. The MP goes on milky white but it dries clear.

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

Here they are after all three layers were done. The outside of the cups will be left natural.

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments
I wanted to dress these up a little so I added some faux glass pearls around the outside with E6000 glue.
Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

I glued the angels in place inside the cups, tucked in a little bit of quilt batting for a snowy cloud….

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

tied on some ribbon in little red bows,

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

used jute twine to hang the ornaments with…

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

and these measuring cup ornaments are ready to put on the tree.

Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments
Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments
Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments
Vintage Measuring Cup Shadow Box Angel Ornaments

Sprinkle some angels with love today… and smile! 🙂

 

Don’t forget to pin it!

How to make vintage measuring cup angel ornaments

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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19 Comments

  1. Oh my these are so cute…love them all…Thank you for linking up to One More Time Events….Tammy

  2. MEGA cuteness! I have all the supplies for this too! As soon as my final is over Tuesday night I can't wait to get cleaning to get up some holiday decor and do little crafty projects 🙂

  3. Hi Tuula, you are so creative and talented and I just love these ornaments! You did a great job and they look so pretty on the Christmas tree. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Julie

  4. Oh Tuula, I love, love, LOVE these sweet ornaments! You are such a clever lady 🙂 The pearls make each one look very classy and the glitter is just too pretty. Thank you for sharing such loveliness with us. Blessings to you and big hugs!

  5. Of course I love these – there are angels and there are aluminum measuring cups. I did not know to go over the top of glitter with Mod Podge. Does it keep it shiny and stable? Love the way they look on the tree.

  6. Way cool! Absolutely beautiful. It's amazing to me that anyone could "see" such an ending for some little angels and 3 old measuring cups! You are truly gifted.

  7. I’m about 3 years behind commenting on these. Found them from your current post. So beautiful. They literally took my breath away!!! Do you ever sell any of these small creations? Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! I did sell Christmas creations when I had my etsy shop, but that was while ago. These were sold back then. Now I’m just happy to create and share.