Sunday, November 23, 2008

Starting the Christmas Joy!

We have ALOT going on in our family right now that's emotionally hard, so we decided to start Christmas EARLY and share the joy.
It's a yearly tradition with me and the kids to make ornaments. You will see several installments of them this year I'm sure. I was shopping online and saw this ornament that a store had for sale and thought..HMM..I have all the things to make those, so we did!

Here's our inspiration:

Well, we didn't have the elongated bulbs, but I did have round ones. So..for this project you will need:

  • Round glass bulb, that you can fill
  • Some white sparkly stuff (we used white snow sequins)
  • Sharpies
  • Wire
  • Something to make earmuffs with, we, being the caking family, used fondant with tylose in it, but you could use clay, you could use small foam balls cut in 1/2, you could use playdoh
First, take the top off of your ornament and fill part of the way with the "snow"
Then..draw on your face with the sharpies, this is where personalities come into play!
THEN..put on your earmuffs with a drop of glue and stick the wire into them

Make sure you write your name on the back and the year!!

Have fun crafting,
Heather and the kiddos!!


Mata Family said...

I love these!! What a great thing to do with the kids to get in the holiday spirit!! Love your creativity as well! Can't wait to see more!

Just me and my thoughts said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I may try this out and make one for me, b and baby a! :)

Heather said...

Those are just too cute! I found mine that was given to me and after seeing the directions i think we are gonna try making a bunch for our tree.

Snooky doodle said...

super cute :)