I can remember making ornaments as a child.
Gluing pieces of colored construction paper together.
Carefully using my Elmer’s glue to create lines where I could dump the plethora of shiny glitter onto it.
It was a proud moment in my little life.
Wow. Believe it or not, I actually have a little pink garbage can with mod-podged Christmas cards that I made when I was five that I should find and take a photo of (and then throw away ;) ). The seventies didn’t have much–we were simple crafters . . . especially at such a young age.
And while our sophistication and ideas galore have changed, some of the basics remain the same . . . it’s just even better!
Take a look at these very merry + bright ornaments that Robyn Werlich made!
Okay, if I had young kids I wanted to craft with, or was a newlywed, or wanted to make a crafty tree, or wanted to give special handmade ornaments out in my Christmas card or give to my children’s teachers. . . this would be the ticket!
What a fabulous set of ornaments!
Here’s what Robyn has to say . . . sounds like such a fun idea!
My friend found this really cute spiral metal tree from Ikea that we both have purchased and are making ornaments for this year. It has been so much fun to finally dig into my Christmas stash of supplies and create!
One thing I really love is typography…and the first thing I thought of…was the awesome typography in Kerri’s Kits. So, I picked some designs – HOHOHO, the Christmas tree saying, and the snowflake. I then cut each design three times with white paper and glued them on top of eachother to make a thicker embellishment.
I brushed a coat of Mod Podge on top of each and sprinkled a coat of silver glitter on top. I actually repeated this process twice to get a thick, good coat of glitter. I embellished some and hung them all with ribbon on the tree. I can’t wait to see the tree all put together with all the ornaments! I love this splash of glitter and fun typography all together – the perfect Christmas combo!
eta: must see what nichol has up today for the studioAE blog hop!