Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Ready or Not!



I am trying, really trying.  When you have a child in Marching Band your year isn't yours until after Thanksgiving!  So.....  
I was inspired by Ali at Honey and Maple Syrup and these great ornaments!  Inspired by Ballard, and we know how awesome their stuff is. 


 We have a small gathering of friends and I was wanting something to make as a small gift.  So I took this idea and ran with it.  I bought the glass balls at Michaels and Joann's when they were Buy One Get One FREE, so $5 for 8 or .63, then I got the cream paint at Michaels for .39, since these are larger balls it lasted through about 3 or so.  Than I bought the stick on letters, all about being easy, right, these were $3.99, but have lots of letters!

 Spray painted the tops black and here is what I got!  I made one for each couple, using their last name initial.
I had these cute alphabet tiles I got last year and tied them on with twine.  Since I don't have a tree up yet, this is what you get.  Tree will probably go up this weekend.  I think I will get the little chinese food containers to package them in.  So one project down, a few more to go.  

Have a great day!

Laura

 UndertheTableandDreaming

5 comments:

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

These look so great....I can even see them clustered as a collection in an apothecary jar with the letters or even numbers. Love how you added the twine as a tie...

Take care,
Lisa

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

This makes me want to get my CriCut going....Think I will make some soon, even though it is hard to think about Christmas when it is 90 degrees and sunny. Last year I made name tags for packages that looked like the little tags, the twine idea is a very fun touch.

With Love... said...

the little scrabble tiles send your take on them right over the edge. i love that touch.

chrismissrn said...

Love! How did you paint these? (spray or brush?) On the inside or outside the ornament?

laurmela said...

I used the craft paint and squirted a bit inside the glass ball and swirled around, then you let it drip into a plastic cup to drain. Works like a charm.