Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

My friend, Morgan is doing a fun Christmas ornament exchange in December. I thought long and hard about what to make for the exchange. I wanted to do these fun wood and vinyl ornaments since they would cost the least amount of money ($0), but since energy is at a premium around here for me, I decided on less time consuming but more expensive ornaments. These are still fairly inexpensive per ornament, I just had to buy the stuff to make them. My 4-year-old helped me make a few the other day, so they’re also pretty easy.

The fake snow was the most expensive part (I used a 40% off coupon at Michaels). We don’t do glass ornaments in our house, the balls are plastic. I just grabbed a bunch of mini-ornament packs that fit inside the ball and I hung a Santa from the cap. I also got some mini-Christmas trees, but I haven’t figured out how to easily have those hang from the cap, so I’ll probably take them back and get more Santas.

I’m getting into a Christmas mood early this year. I don’t even know yet how many ornaments I need for the exchange. It’s fun to make stuff though, especially when they don’t take much time at all. I just couldn’t resist.


Morgan said...

I really like how they turned out!

Life with the Warrens said...

great idea. sounds easy enough too!


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