Remember when I said I love ornaments?
Its all true. I especially love the homemade ones.
This year I was lucky enough to be a part of two different ornament exchanges, which means I made more than 24 of them!
I decided on snowmen this year. They were pretty easy.
I started with some plain white ball ornaments (hardest part of making these: finding plain white ball ornaments).
Then I made some noses out of Sculpy® clay- remember these?
They are easy to burn. If you decide to take a nap and forget they are in the oven and wake up 3 hours later because the phone is ringing and realize the house is full of smoke, you’ll know you baked them too long.
Anyhow, just glue the little suckers onto the ornaments in a nose-like position.
Make sure to drink mint tea and wear a big fluffy red bathrobe while you do this, it is important.
Next, they need faces. Just draw them on with a marker.
I enjoyed making a variety of faces. My favorites ended up being the ones with tiny eyes and dotted mouths.
From there, cut a small length of pipe cleaner, glue it on and attach pom-poms. And there you have it- Ear muffs!
Below are several of the other handmade ornaments on my tree. The ones I’m featuring were made by friends in ornament exchanges over the last few years.
The butterfly in the back is from Mary, the Cardinal is from Connie, the Star is from Sharon, and the tree is from Jenny.
From my momma.
I’m a horrible person for forgetting who made this little cutie.
From Karen. Karen gave me an A in her class. Thanks, Karen!
And this lovely ornament was made by my dad. He turned the wood parts on his lathe and attached them to a sea urchin. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
Unfortunately I ran out of hooks and so the ornaments from my most recent exchange weren’t hung on the tree when I took pictures. They are there now and look lovely.
From Diana, Melissa, Katie, Karen, and Lora.
And here they are to show off their stuff!
Katie didn’t make it to the exchange because she was busy in the hospital having a baby.
People have different priorities, I understand.
Happy Christmas! Show me what you are making!