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Whats On Your Christmas Tree?


I have several obsessions in my life.

Among them are all things vintage, numbers, stars, glitter… did I mention all things vintage?

Oh, and coffee mugs… but that’s another story.

This year I decided to try my hand at making my own Christmas ornaments. My mission was to make vintage numbers and stars. I downloaded images from the computer of what I wanted and headed over to the local craft store. My purchases included:

  • Very thick black paper
  • Silver glitter
  • Gold glitter
  • Elmer’s washable gel glue (I heard this was the best for my project)
  • Very sharp craft scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Ribbon for hanging the ornaments
  • Eyelets for hanging the ornaments

Off to work I went…

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I carefully cut out the images I downloaded off the computer and traced them onto the black paper.

I used my super sharp scissors and exacto knife to cut out the ornaments.

I inserted the eyelets and glued and glittered each side.

I was so happy with my results and my tree.

Here’s what the final product looked like.

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My Christmas tree makes me happy!

Question of the Day…

Do have any craft projects you’ve been dying to do but feel too intimidated to do them?

Mine would be sewing. I have a sewing machine, I just need to start doing something.

7 Responses

  1. Jessica said on December 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I am not too crafty, but wish I was. ANYTHING that sparkles is up my alley. I love sparkles!

  2. Pilar said on December 14, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I want to learn how to sew as well. I also want to get into screen printing. I will pretty much try any craft once…whether or not I continue is a different story. Your ornaments are BEAUTIFUL!! My sweetie and I made ornaments too, but ours are very organic looking (nice way of saying they look like they were made my 5th graders) but I love them anyway. 🙂

  3. Pilar said on December 14, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    one last thing….post a picture of your whole tree!

  4. Katie said on December 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm

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  5. said on December 14, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    So cute, way to go!

  6. katie said on December 14, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    BEAUTIFUL decorations girl!

  7. Simply Life said on December 17, 2009 at 7:11 am

    oh my! these are just adorable! i’d really like to start making my own cards! it always sounds so simple but when I go for it, it looks more like a 4th graders work than anything! 🙂