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Saturday, December 26, 2020

My annual ornament...

 Each year I give each of my kids an ornament. Sometimes it's store-bought, sometimes it's handmade. This year it was a bit of both.

I purchased clear round glass ornaments that were flattened a bit, rather than round like a ball. These flattened ornaments are much easier to apply designs to.

After removing the cap and hanger, I poured some floor wax into each one, made sure the entire inside was covered with it, and then drained out the excess. When that was done, I added a generous amount of glitter and shook the ornament (with my finger covering the opening) until the entire inside was covered. After shaking out the excess glitter, they were allowed to sit for a week to dry out.

I used my Silhouette to create the design you see on the front and the back. It was cut out of self-adhesive vinyl and applied. This is the same design I used on the cups for my neighbors. My final embellishment was to add a red bow to each of them, using some ribbon I had in my stash.

These were really fun to make, and hopefully they'll decorate Christmas trees for years to come.

I spent over four hours cleaning my craft space today. It was such a mess from all the Christmas crafting! I still have a few things to sort and file, but it is mostly done. It will be so nice to start my 2021 cards in a clean, organized space. When I was vacuuming all the dust and bits of debris on one of my work tops, I managed to vacuum up a small tube of glue! It took a while, but I finally got it out of the vacuum hose. I think that added an extra 20 minutes to my cleaning time!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Very cute and great reminder of absolutely memorable year. Huh, floor wax, I would never have thought of that. I've put away the Christmas supplies but still have a lot of organizing I should do. I've spent the past 2 days refinishing my desktop. It had become sticky with all the glue, glitter, and just general use. It looks so shiny and pretty. I wonder how long it will last.

Jeanne H said...

Your ornament is beautiful! Sure is appropriate. A great idea to make. Thanks, and good wishes for a happy and healthy 2021.

Glittered Paws said...

LOVE IT - never would have thought to use floor wax - have not used it in "years". What a great theme for the Christmas ornaments this year. Happy New Year 2021.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

What a cute ornament to mark this horrible year. I'd never heard of using floor wax and then glitter inside. We used to make a lot of them with the paints.