Sunday, December 27, 2009

Homemade Christmas

Last year my mother asked for a homemade ornament from my brother and I for Christmas. Plain and simple, I dropped the ball and didn't make one and my brother did. Well, I had to hear about for a year from my brother so I knew I had to bring it this Christmas. I gathered all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby and Michael's, printed pictures and sat down to make some ornaments. I really had no idea what would look good so I tried a bunch of different variations until I found what worked. Paint worked, glitter worked, stickers worked, cutting shapes out of color paper worked, ribbon didn't work (to damn hard to get to stick and stay), and large photos didn't work (looked funny once on the ornament). I would have liked to take more picture while I was making them but my hands were covered with various sticky/wet stuff and didn't want to get my camera dirty.

My supplies
I originally wanted to only use this round ornament, but it was hard to paste the photos on there without it being crumpled
My first two attempts. There were a few steps before the picture... painting the ball, pasting on the photo, and then using mod-podge to seal all together.

My finished projects. I made a total of 5 ornaments and one jar that can be used to hold candy or a candle. I had one other ornament, but I dropped it right after I put the sealer on it. It had SO MUCH dog hair on it that I ended up throwing it away. boo.

Now that I know what it takes to make these, I think some other family members will be receiving these types of gifts in the future Christmases :) I'll just make sure to give myself plenty of time to get them done and ship them off.


Mod Podge Amy said...

So fun! I love those. :D

Dana said...

Thank you Mod Podge Amy :) Now that I have the first round under my belt, I look forward to making more!

Mom said...

I love the decorations, they look
great on the tree.