Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ornaments... check

  • Tree ... check
  • Lights ... check
  • Ornaments.. check
  • Out side lights.. check
  • Inside decorations.. check
PHEW... done. I'm finally done decorating and boy does it seem like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. This week's shopping I did mostly on-line so that too has put a rather large dent in my to do list.. YIPEE... Does anyone else feel like we women have a lot to do to make the holiday's complete? WHY do we do all this... Because we love our families..

When I saw this post on Allie Edward's blog I just knew I had to make these adorable ornaments. They were sooo easy... (sorry no stamping at all) Well once I got the hang of getting the rub-on's to adhere to the clear round ball... It was a cinch.. I made 12 which gave me enough to make as a centerpiece for our dining room table and as a large lighted piece for the entertainment center. The hurricane holder on the entrainment center is actually from At Home America. To make this arrangement I started with an extra strand of clear lights, added some 'artificial' sugared cranberries ( My intention was for these to go inside the ornaments.. whoops.. too big for the little hole.. so I impravised) and added some extra snow. All of the ornaments in this piece (the directions for the ornaments themselves are below) say "Merry Christmas". I layered the cranberries, lights and ornaments until the vase was full. The remaining lights I strung around lighting everything up. In the dark.. this is beautiful.

Next came the dining room centerpiece. To make the ornaments I started with clear ornaments I picked up at Mike's. I then rubbed on Bo-Bunny Holiday sayings (Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday's). Then I stuffed the fluffy white snow inside. This was the most time consuming. To do this I made a small funnel and pushed the snow down in with my finger or a pair of needle nose pliers. My finger seemed to work the best. I then put the silver top back on and added some red ribbon for the holder. The basket I picked up today at Mike's for 50% off.. As a matter of fact, so were the ornaments. This made a very cute and inexpensive centerpiece for the dining room.

And finally here's our slim tree. I love it. It's covered in clear and red lights. You can see where I added the adorable angel and snowman primitive garland I picked up at TJ Maxx. It's mostly covered in primitive snowmen and santa's with a few reindeer and balls thrown in for good luck.

So tell us... what is your favorite holiday decorations?

Happy Stamping :)

1 comment:

Aunt T said...

You did a super job. I haven't been so lucky tonight! I also realized that those beautiful balls won't fit inside the glass ornaments! UGH! I'm on to plan B - actually I think I'm about at plan G ... and so far nothing is working out the way I want it to. Reading your post has given me some inspiratation. I have an hour before bedtime so there's still hope! Your decorations are AWESOME :)