Monday, December 14, 2009

A Few Fast Christmas Gifts

First, thank you all for your kind comments! They make me so happy that I just need to add these pretty KaiserCraft rhinestones to the giveaway.Remember it's going on all week, so leaving a comment on this post will enter you a second time for the drawing. The prize now includes a stamp set and the Kaiser Craft rhinestones!

Here's a set of Christmas ornaments I made. Instead of trading cookies with the neighbors, I give them one of these when they bring me home made goodies.
I struggled photographing these, but I think you get the idea. I just accordion folded strips of paper and put them into the ornament, used a rub-on on the outside, and tied a pretty ribbon through the top. Easy and pretty! These are a bit flatter than the classic round glass ornaments. I found these at Michael's.
My 3 year old made the following ornaments this year. Very similar, but more kid friendly:
The ornaments are plastic instead of glass (I found them at Hobby Lobby). They came with white foam balls inside. I put the foam into a plastic bag, added a few drops of ink from Stampin' Up!'s reinkers and let him shake, shake, shake away. He thought "a little glitter" would be good too, however, his version of "a little" was quite a bit! I then taped a rub-on onto the ornament and let him rub like crazy. Taping it on made it so he didn't have to worry about it shifting while he worked. I removed the tape and the rub-on backing when he was done.

The last project is something a friend of mine and I made for our MOPS steering team this year:Everyone got to take one of these beauties home with them from our Christmas party. The terracotta pot was painted red and dressed up with a pretty ribbon. 20 punched out circles form the ball on top. This great Christmas paper is from Crate Paper (one of my new favorite companies!).
I hope you're all having a very crafty Christmas!

7 comments:

Sharpshooting by Sherri said...

I love those flower pot beauties.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the ornaments are adorable! Great idea, I would love to receive one in exchange of some cookies!!

Jessica said...

I think the ornaments are adorable!! I was trying to fugure out what to give as a little gift and think I will do these!!

Rosalee said...

Very Cool Projects. My favorite is the ornament. TFS
XXX Rosalee

marla said...

Gorgeous projects!! I love what you created with punched out circles!!

Lydia said...

what great holiday ideas thanks for sharing

LauraB #4961 said...

Love your creativity Samantha.
The little flower pots are very cute and lend themselves to many holidays or parties. I can picture a cluster of them for a centerpiece. I might give it a try with the scalloped edge punch.

Love the ornaments. I did one at Kelly Jo's crop in CT. but really like the idea of safety with the plastic ones. Very clever of you to think of reinkers. That certainly opens up the range of colors to add to the inside.