I found the inspiration for this ornament on Pinterest….of course! I made a dozen of these adorable ornaments to give out as christmas gifts. I tied a white ribbon in the loop for hanging the ornament and bought little Chinese take-out boxes to wrap them up in.
- mini christmas trees (Michael’s sells these in packs of 12 for around $3)
- “make your own” glass ornaments (make sure the opening is large enough for the base of the tree)
- hot glue
- glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in Snow)
- add glue to the base of the tree
- use your fingers and the tweezers to place the tree inside the ornament
- hold the tree in place with the tweezers to let the glue set
- using a funnel pour in the salt and glitter
- put the ornament top back on
And you’re done!
This craft is inspired by Anthropologie and many other versions can be found on Pinterest and the blog-sphere.
- mason jars or cleaned up food jars
- hot glue (E-6000 or any other permanent glue works well too)
- fake snow (I bought a bag from Michael’s)
- mini christmas trees (I bought mine from the dollar store)
- glue the tree to the inside of the jar lid (if the tree is too tall for the jar, you need to do a little tree trimming)
- put a small amount of fake snow in the jar (you will be tempted to put a lot in, but you don’t want to burry the tree in snow)
- screw the lid onto the jar
- tie a bow around the base of the jar
And you’re done!
These are a few of my finished snow globes. I like the mismatched jars! I used both white satin ribbon and white eyelet ribbon.
Some different ideas:
- using the glittered snow from Michaels
- adding glitter to the tree
- adding mini lights or ornaments to the tree
Just whipped up this soon to be wreath; all it needs is a chunky satin ribbon to hang it up on the door. The frame is from the dollar tree (originally black), I made the felt flowers, the mini ornament is from Michaels, and I shrunk the sign down from a banner I found online.
- 5X7 frame from the dollar tree (any size would work, just resize the pdf)
- white card stock
- download the PDF file: text santa
I saw something similar to this on online, but decided to make it myself. I found this font on dafont.com, and many, many others! This particular font is called Misunderstood.
Print out the PDF file and cut out the image to fit your frame. For my 5×7 frame I kept one inch one the top, one inch on the bottom, and 7/16th on each side of white card stock. like this:
Since I am not spending Christmas with my family this year, I am throwing a hot chocolate party in early December. I am going to be in my hometown for just a couple of days after finals and before I leave the country. I wanted something fun, but not too much work since my mom is already doing so much for the holiday season. I found these cute invitations, tags, and other printables online the other day and I knew it was the perfect solution.
Here’s the link: http://www.apairofpears.com/2011/12/hot-chocolate-party-printables.html?m=1