Friday, December 17, 2010

Paper Strips and Painted Glass Ornaments

  As I already mentioned, I had been moving a plethora of these glass craft ornaments around with me since graduate school.  This year, I've finally used them all. First, I made the book page ornaments .  Then, I painted these using basic acrylic paint and added strips of red card stock inside.  They are perfect for my red and white themed Christmas tree in our dining room.  
This tree was a great thrift find for me.  On a day of thrifting with a friend I mentioned that they only thing I was looking for was a white flocked Christmas tree like my Grandmother used to have (she decorated it blue, white and green).  Low and behold, I found one with the tags on it for $20.  Not the cheapest thrift I've ever made, but a wonderful find nevertheless.  Next year, I'll have to make a little garland and a star for the top.

For more photos of my ornament making process, read on after the jump and if you would like to read more of my 30 holiDAYS post click here.



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3 comments:

Angie said...

Too cute. My kids would love to help make these, too.

Jana said...

Too cute! I just made my first one last night...

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DANA said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
-Dana Jean

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