Monday, November 28, 2011

Trimming the Tree

The day after Thanksgiving is decorating day at our house. We crank up the Christmas music and deck the halls! I've been decorating since Friday and I'm still not done. I keep coming up with more projects I want to make to put out this year, so I've been getting distracted. I was able to squeeze in a few minutes of craft time to make this ornament.
The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to make anything but a card and ornaments is the theme.
I used the idea of cutting designer paper, rolling it up, and sliding it into the clear ornaments. Instead I printed photo strips of my children, rolled them tightly, and slide them into my glass ornament. I also added a strip of paper with 2011 typed over and over to remember the year.
Now that I'm looking at it, I think I'm going to add a photo strip with photos of me and my husband as well. You could do so much with this idea. Make an ornament with photos of just one child including strips that list things about that year. Like what grade, favorite book, movie, game, etc. Fun!! It's like a time capsule in an ornament! I'm so doing that now!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Be sure to drop by Hand Stamped Sentiments to see all the great ornaments the designers shared this week. I know things are busy with all the great holiday things going on, but if you find some time to get crafty, join us this week and link your project at Hand Stamped Sentiments.



Dawn Braun said...

this is ADORABLE Rachel, such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

So cute and what a terrific idea! These will be cherished for years!!!!

inkedx2 said...

What a cute idea to use the photos. Will have to remember this for my grand daughter.

Just a Thought.... said...

What a wonderful idea!! Very cute and thoughtful!! This will make some wonderful memories!! Amy L.

Erika Clark said...

Ooh, that is such a great idea for an ornament! A scrap layout on the tree. Wonderful!


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