Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ATC Christmas Ornament Swap

These are the ornaments I created for the In My Vintage Room Yahoo Group's XMAS ornaments swap. I made an extra one to keep for myself because I loved how they turned out. Pom-pom and rick-rack trims, vintage bells, glass glitter and stickles adorn these vintage santas. I used my holiday Tim Holtz tissue tape, Close To My Heart background paper, and some Magic Mesh for texture. I did my best to layer on the Christmas magic, and I love the photo of the ornament nestled in the branches. I think this will have to be an annual swap because everyone did a fantastic job!

Christmas Cocoa Jars

I've gotten back into jewelry making in the past few months and I beaded a few dozen pairs of earrings and bracelets as Christmas gifts this year. For the teachers at work with families, or the male teachers/staff that would perhaps not appreciate my fine jewelry, I created Cozy Cocoa Jars. These were fairly inexpensive to do. The jars came from the Dollar Tree, the spoons were 4/$1 at Walmart, along with some large canisters of Swiss Miss, bags of marshmellows, peppermints, chocolate santas, all tied up with ribbons and a snowflake ornament. If this doesn't say "warm winter wishes" I don't know what does!