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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Ornaments





If you own a Cricut, then you must visit this fabulous blog:


These ladies have some of the best ideas ever AND thanks to the fact that Provo Craft is one of their sponsors, they have fabulous giveaways as well.

Thanks to the Christmas with the Cricut blog, I was inspired to try some ideas on the plain glass ornaments that you can get at Michaels. (My M's had them 50% off last week...man, I love a bargain!)

The colored one was made by blotting two different colors of alcohol ink all over. After it dried, I tied a bow and then hot glued it on and TA-DAH! Seriously...it can't get any easier than this.




I haven't done any glass etching for awhile and I had never tried it on a round object. I checked the cricut message board for some tips first and Viola! Another simple gift completed! (The font is Blackletter - one of my favorites).






This idea was scraplifted from my latest issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. It's a styrofoam ball covered with cardstock flowers and leaves, attached with white-topped straight pins. In the magazine they used felt for the flowers but I have so much cardstock that I just substituted. (The flower is from Accent Essentials, the leaf is from Don Juan).

All the ribbon I used was from Michael's Dollar Bin last year.