Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bloggers Challenge ~ An ornament

I've already done quite a few handmade ornaments and showed them on my blog already this holiday season.... At the bottom there is a picture of my charlie brown Christmas tree. We are in need of some more embellishments, ey?

My plan is to have my daughter help me decorate it over the weekend. Then I was thinking we'd go get our real tree and decorate that one too. Times are tight this year, we cut what we normally spend in half. I was thinking I would like to make some handmade gifts to let people know how much I care about them.
Anyway, I'm rambling... I purchased one of the kits out of the mini to make the round ornaments.
I'm not sure if the photo does this justice, but I turned the lights out so you'd get that "tree lit room" feel, it's almost as soft as candlelight. I see how excited my daughter gets with the idea of making homemade ornaments. I certainly feel a tradition coming on. how cute would it be to replace one of the circles with a photograph and give them as home made gifts? Perhaps emboss the year on another?? The possibilites.. Lots of grandchildren? how about one in each circle? So cute!
I have the sizzix die that makes these shapes, so by the end of the weekend i'm thinking i'll be doing just that!
Thanks so much for this challenge, Lisa! It pulled me out of the box to actually sit down and make one of these. One of my customers has been asking me about them and now I can tell her to watch out, they are addicting!
Want to see what the other Bloggers Group Members are up to? Just click the link on my right hand sidebar to view the list of our group members! I'm sure you will NOT be disappointed!

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your ornaments and tree! Excellent!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh I so admire these beautiful ornaments. They look so very intricate and the possibilities are endless with all the patterned papers out there. You did a fantastic job!!!

Claudia said...

Great Ornaments - I bet they are fun to make!

Chrissy D said...

WOW - Wonderful ornaments - on your tree too! You have been busy! Love these folded ones. Beautifully done! TFS!

Robin Merriman said...

Love the tree and the ornaments! I need to make you a tree topper like Shannon's! Hugs, gf!

Sheryl said...

Very cute! Your "Charlie Brown" tree looks great!

Rachel Hope said...

Great ornament!!!! Love the little tree

Kristen said...

Great ornament. I love it.

Jill St. Angelo said...

How cute! I love your little tree. Hugs

Dee Jackson said...

beautiful tree!! Your ornaments are wonderful!!

Lisa Somerville said...

The ornaments look wonderful on your tree!

Patti Chesky said...

The ornament looks awesome. I haven't tried one of those yet. They look really fun to make!!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Very pretty! And what a cute little tree!

Lori said...

Beautiful ornaments, Selene.

Lisa Bohler said...

Look at all of those great ornaments! They turned out wonderfully!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What wonderful ornaments Selene! Your tree looks lovely! :D

Connie said...

These ornaments look so fun to make, but I haven't done one yet. Great job...they would make fun gifts!

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous job on the ornament. I love the shape and all the great patterns of paper. Very festive on your cute little tree.

tonistamps said...

Oooh...they're all great!

MJ said...

Great job on this. I have never tried these, looks too tedious. Very pretty though.