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ornament exchange favorites

Monday, December 14

good monday morning to everyone.

i'm so excited to be sharing some fun holiday ornaments with you.
these are handmade ornaments i created in the past for an annual ornament exchange i used to participate in.

8 to 10 of us girls would gather on a designated night to have dinner and exchange the surprise ornaments we'd been working on.
it was sO. mUcH. fUn!

these are a few of my favorites...(don't mind all of the fraying going on...didn't notice it until after i posted the pics...funny).

this one i created using some cute clipart, printable fabric & cute holiday fabric.
the blanket stitching, 3 silver bells, raffia, pinking shears
& some thick wire for hanging, were perfect finishing touches.
(lots of fraying going on in this one...did you notice? *wink*)

this cute little snowman was the beginning of my paperclay addiction.
the glitter, the red little heart & the gingham scarf are my favorite details.
i laminated the "happy holidays" sign in order to preserve it through the years. good call. *wink*
(& look at that lonesome string...dangling there by itself *wink*)

i got out the sculpey clay for this one!
this looks sooooo stinkin' real...seriously.
my favorite "key" touch to this was using shrink wrap to
make the lollipop look like the real thing.

see....look closely and you can see the glare of the shrink wrap on the "lollipop".
sO cUtE!

if you are considering making some handmade ornaments this year, i hope these give you just the inspiration you need to get going...

only 10 more days left before we gather with our families and celebrate our blessings together.

holiday hugs & kisses to you all!


5th Belle Avenue said...

Oh I loveee these!! You are SO creative! Thank you for sharing!

LMB said...

that is such a cool idea to do an ornament exchange with handmade ornaments...and very crafty with the shrink wrap effect on the lollipops

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