Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let the season begin!

The last few days have been a blur of activity- I didn't even get a chance to post a Happy Thanksgiving (serious cooking going on in my kitchen)! I've spent the past two days recovering from rich food, great wine and lots of company- fun, but tiring. It's taken me until now to become motivated enough to get into my craft room and think about holiday cards and teacher gifts.

I usually make some special gift for my kids' teachers or buy a special ornament and make a gift box for it to go in. Now that my daughter is in middle school, she has 9 teachers- this makes gift making/giving a bit more complicated (not to mention expensive!). I saw the tutorial for these double ball paper ornaments on Splitcoast Stampers and decided that this might fit the bill perfectly.

I used paper from the "Wonderful Winter" paper pack by MME that I bought last year and a hat pin from the Stampin' Up Pretties kit. I added some beads at the top and bottom for a bit of sparkle and a long ribbon with a bow for hanging.

For this one, I used a turquoise and pink combo with a pink glass bead I pinched from my daughter:). These were a quick, fun project and definitely something I can make a bunch of! Because these use very little paper, they are a great way to use scraps from Christmases past.

I'm off to dig further into my daughter's bead stash to make some more of these- enjoy your last day of holiday break!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous. Lovely gift. I tried making these once and failed miserably.