Ornaments

@minerc (1373)
United States
January 19, 2007 1:14am CST
Every year we make new ornaments for the Christmas tree, we use the old ones and the new ones to decorate it, One year we took glass balls and removed the color inside and out and put beads and other things in them. One Year we added stickers and went around the stickers with glitter glue on glass balls. One year we cut out foam ornaments and decorated them. We have used popcicle sticks, acorns, gum. Anyone have any more ideas?
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8 responses
• United States
19 Jan 07
My grandmother and I used to make these ones for all kinds of holidays. You go to Michaels or your local craft store and they have styrofoam wreaths and balls. Then you take a small square of fabric and push it into the styrofoam with the eraser end of a pencil and the four corners stick out kinda flowery like. You cover the whole thing in little swatches of fabric. They are really pretty.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Thank You! We will try it, sounds pretty good, I have lots of different fabric so it will be great for the kids to go threw and pic there own.
• United States
20 Jan 07
And the great thing is it is good for kids of all ages even us older ones ;)
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I usually spray paint the ornamnet and glue some of those small flowers on.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Thank you for the comment.
@debny711 (264)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I love to make different things. a few years ago I bought clear glass ornaments. I poured 2 different colored paints into them. They are so pretty when the colors mix together. I also crochet ornaments.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I am going to try this for Christmas this year. I crochet a little but my skills arent enough to make things out of. Thank You for your suggestions.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I've made ornaments from card stock cut into a bell shape. Two pieces, one with a rectangle cut from the middle, are glued together once a favorite photo is placed inside, forming a frame. Then I glue a jingle bell near the bottom and thread some ribbon through a hole on the top. Also, I like making the cinnamon ornaments that smell great year after year. They're made with applesauce, cinnamon, and glue and rolled out and cut out like cut-out cookies.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Sounds really neat, I will try them, my kids love the smell of cinnamon and anything with taking pictures they would enjoy as well. Thank You
• United States
21 Jan 07
I put the star garland inside the balls. They are really pretty. You can also swirl colorful acrylic paint inside the balls. If you use glitter paint first and add the acrylic paint second you really get a nice effect.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thanks for those Ideas to, we have put beads inside and the small bells, my son put googly eyes in one he glued them to the side, it was cute. Again Thanks
• South Africa
21 Jan 07
those ideas sound really creative, this year i wrote my families names on christmas balls with speciual fabric paint from the brand trichem which used to be hobbytex, its alot of fun, a very easy task to do and it makes the christmas tree so much more personal and close to heart. I was influenced by an episode of days of our lives when they where celebrating christmas and they where individually putting their names on the christmas tree it was really beautiuful:)
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
It keeps the memories year after year as the kids grow up. Thanks for the Comments
• United States
23 Feb 07
Polymer clay - you can do SO MANY different things with polymer clay. Also you can make cinnamon dough ornaments.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
23 Feb 07
Worn on the wrist, bangles are believed to be protective bands and women always wore them as symbolic guards over their husbands. As with other ornaments, bangles today are worn by women of all ages all over India and are made of silver, gold, wood, glass, and plastic, among other materials.