I know Christmas is over, but I made these ornaments to go on our first Chtistmas tree. There are still plenty of people who like to leave up "Winter Decorations" so I figured I'd share them anyway, no matter how late.
When I was small, my Gramma used to make a special ornament each year for her 3 kid's families, and sometimes each individual person. They were usually something plastic canvas, or cross stitched that you could tell she put a lot of time into for us. I'm not sure when she stopped making these special ornaments, but this year I decided to take up the mantel and keep this tradition going. Of course I decided this all at the last possible minute, and got really lucky that I already had all the supplies on hand! I suppose it also helps that they are super quick and easy to make too.
All you'll need to make your own is a glass or plastic ornament bulb,
a jar of Snow-Tex, some fine glitter, and a paint brush.
Ribbon is completely optional, but also really cute!
Go ahead and use plastic bulbs if you'd like them to be more sturdy.
I just happened to have a few boxes of clear glass bulbs on hand.
*Be extra careful putting your finger inside a glass ornament.*
I definitely managed to cut my pinkie somehow : P
After making these I found out there is a version of Snow-Tex that already
has glitter mixed into it. Could this get any easier?
Once the first layer is dry, go back and add more snow-tex to cover any holes that were missed.
Everyone in my family loved them, and no one knew that these beautiful snowballs only
took me 5 minutes to make! I should probably start a little earlier next year though.
Do you have a favorite Christmas ornament?
Have you made or received any that are extra special to you?