we had an ornament exchange for the mops group i'm in. i didn't have time to go out and select the perfect ornament, so i thought i had better get crafty with what i have around the house.
i wasn't as busy as i was a few weeks ago, but still busy. not the kind of busy when you know you need to spend some serious time with the olive oil and fine tooth comb to get the gum out of one of your daughter's hair... but can't get to it for 3 days. not that busy...
i found an over sized ornament left over from our christmas party. gathered some materials...
christmas scrapbook paper, old book paper, glue, modge podge, wax paper, ribbon and some ink.
i ripped the old book paper up into big pieces. i dipped them in the glue, diluted with a little water, and pasted them all over the ornament. i just used my hands to rub the paper on for a nice secure attachment. and let it dry.
next i cut out a few paper decorations and dipped them in the glue mixture and pasted those on.
when it was completely dry, i sealed it with modge podge... again with my hands.
then i made a little note with papers, edged the sides with ink, for the top and secured it with cute ribbons.
done! a one of a kind ornament, perfect for the exchange :)
i think it would be fun to do this to a whole package of small ornaments. i'm kicking myself for getting rid of all those ornaments i had been storing, just a few weeks ago :( , in a cleaning spree. it would have perfect for our family homemade gift exchange. bummer.