12.21.2011

ornament making

making christmas ornaments
making christmas ornaments

I was so excited on Tuesday night to be done with all my orders because I knew exactly what I was going to do with the free time, which I haven't had in a long while.  This season my shop has been too busy for me to be able to design any new ornaments.  So free at last, I settled in with glass of whiskey and got to some ornament making!  Not for the shop, just for fun.  

Handmade ornaments are my favorite gift to give loved ones.  I've been doing it since I was a kid, back when I used to also hand-paint my own wrapping paper.  It's a waste to give something you've worked hard on to someone who won't appreciate it, so my mom was usually the recipient of such gifts.  At this point she has too many to even know what to do with, so I'm grateful to now have a group of creative friends who appreciate stuff like this.

The owl ornament design came from this book, which I found at Jo-Ann's and loved.  The praying angel is just something I made up.  (See the back of the angel here.)  I've never done an angel before, but it reminds me of one my mom made that I loved as a child.  Hers was macaroni painted silver with glitter all over.

12 comments:

nicole said...

These are so very adorable!!! Lucky friends and family.

KristiMcMurry said...

Both of these are absolutely adorable! I love handmade ornaments...such a great gift idea.

Ella said...

Ohhhh, so lovely :) I've instigated a "mama-made ornament a year" tradition for my kids. I hope they'll still like them when they're older.

Jennifer said...

So friggin' cute!!

Sleepy Darlings said...

Such a good idea. This year I finally have a tree (for the first time since i moved out years ago) with small trinkets and crocheted pieces i've made that i didnt know what to do with, and now im so excited to start building a collection!

NICOMADE said...

these are so lovely. i was joking with friends the other day how our parents have managed to keep the reindeer close pin ornaments we made as children - complete with goggly eyes.

Rachel Phipps said...

That angel is so totally adorable!

alexandra said...

i adore the angel. it definitely reminds me of one my parents have on their tree. happy christmas!

Julie said...

I love these, Jenny! Have a Merry Christmas. xo

Flora said...

these ornaments are so cute! Happy Christmas to you Jenny :)

Jade said...

that owl is amaaaazing!

jennifer said...

Love them:) And the snowman too, yay!