Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Ornament Exchange


My grandmother is having a ornament exchange at this year's Christmas get-together, and this is the ornament that I made for the event. It was really simple, and I love how it turned out.

Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:
1 clear ornament (mine came from Micheal's)
Fake snow or confetti (glitter would be cute too)
Natural berries and greenery
Block letters (I got a whole bag of these at Wal-Mart for $3 in the necklace/bracelet making section)
Ribbon
Glue
Tweezers

Steps:


1. Glue letters together making sure the word is small enough to fit inside the ornament
2. Fill ornament with snow, berries, and greenery
3. Place word inside using tweezers (I'm sure you could glue the stuff down, but I just left everything in free form with mine)

31 comments:

  1. WOW this is beautiful!

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  2. This is wonderful. Great for everyone who enjoys the winter snow no matter where you live. Just a winter decoration..

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  3. I can't wait to make these....what a wonderful idea and thank you for sharing!!

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  5. This is a fantastic ornament! Do you have any idea how many people have pinned this?! LOTS!

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  6. So clever and classy... love it!

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  7. Adorable idea - plan on attaching them to cookie exchange bags !

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  8. I found this via pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing. I love this ornament.

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  9. I just came across this via pinterest. Loving this! How long does the greenery stay green. That would be my only concern with using natural greenery.

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    1. My mom has this packed away, but when she gets out her ornaments this year, I will take a look and see how it fared. I was a little concerned about it too, but it stayed green for at least a month for sure. Hopefully it's still green when she gets it out! If not, she can replace it in about 2 minutes. Thanks for asking!

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    2. Thinking you could spray it with green floral paintspray to keep the color..

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  10. very cute, going to make some for gifts:)

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  11. Was looking for a craft to do with my daughter during Thanksgiving break! This is perfect, thanks! :)

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  12. Love this ornament! I saw it on Pinterest and have to make some for gifts and my own tree. I already have the clear glass balls from Michaels :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful! How did you get the snow to not stick on the inside of the glass?

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    1. It's the loose kind of snow, so I had no problems with sticking.

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  14. so simple and yet elegant. Great job!

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  15. I love everything about this. So pretty, looks easy enough, and will be very nice to give as a small gift. Thanks for sharing. Found it on Pinterest.
    Karen in Missouri

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  16. Love this and even made them for family and friends this year.....i used fake berries and greenery i got from michaels..........it was a hit thanks for sharing this beautiful idea <3. Amanda

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  17. Print pictures on opaque plastic and cut in a circle ,wrap on a pencil , put pencil inside ornament pull out the pencil and there you are a family members picture can be seen fr both sides.

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  19. This is really a cute ornament and I'm going to make some for my family,I know they will enjoy it very much, thanks
    for sharing - it's wonderful, from Irene

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  20. I have had clear glass ornaments in my craft cupboard for years and years. I had bought them for another project that didn't work at all. But now I believe I have found the perfect solution for them....This will be perfect as sooo beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!! Holly

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  21. These ornaments are beautiful. I like the natural look and would like to know what kind of greenery you used. I have holly (no berries), rosemary and boxwood, but would like the berries for their color.

    I was concerned about the greens drying out so I bought some silica gel to dry them. I couldn't dry the holly as it was so big that it broke when I put it in the ornament. I placed my holly and other greens in the ornament, filled it with the silica gel beads and put it in the microwave. Everything was perfect when I poured out the silica gel beads. The greens dry darker than when they're fresh, but I didn't have time to preserve them using glycerin. I'll start early on that for next year.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the information about the supplies. I never would have found the beads.

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  22. Love your blog and this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  23. This is so cute, I am going to make each of my grandchildren on with their names inside. Every year I give them an ornament for Christmas. What a wonderful surprise, they will love it. Thank you.

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    1. Ohhh! The name idea is fantastic!!!

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  24. Love this!!! What size are the wood alpha beads? 10mm? 8mm? Thank you!

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