Short post, just wanted to show how I made my tags for the presents I gave this year. I used the Cricut to make everyone's monogram. It turned out really cute, and I will probably do this again! I also saved a lot of money by not using the sticky tags.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This year I got this genius idea to make all my Christmas Cards. It took FOREVER and Wicked decided that he loved playing with the ribbon, so that made the process even longer, BUT it turned out great and I was very pleased with my decision to make them. It felt great knowing that I took the time to hand pick and write every card to my friends and family. Next year I will have it planned better. these were not the look that I had in mind, but luckily they turned out cute and I love them all! I got to use my cricuit that my grandmother gave me, and I was happy that she finally got to see what it does! I used 2 packs of Christmas paper and lots of ribbon and brads, but the ribbon I got from a discount store so it wasn't too expensive. I wished I had taken pictures of the process but it was too hard to do that and make them at the same time. Here are the finished cards!
Friday, December 17, 2010
At school we have a committee called the spirit committee. We try to do nice things to get people happy and keep people happy at school. One thing I like to do is make ornaments for the people in the school. Last year I made coke cans into apple ornaments. This year i decided to try snowmen. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but thankfully everything came out great! I started with jingle bells. I make a very weird contraption to hang them on so i could spray paint them. This was the hardest part of the process. Everything else was super easy.
Close up of the jingle bells being painted.
After I painted the bells, I added the faces with paint pens. Black for the eyes and mouth, and orange for the nose. Then I cut small ribbons for the tops of the ear muffs. I glued those on with hot glue. After that, I matched the puff balls by color and glued them on with hot glue as well. I attached ornament hooks, but for most of them you didn't need them. They turned out really cute and I was pretty proud of myself :)