Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas in July with The Crafty Blog Stalker

Welcome to Christmas in July {now in August}! A fun Series to get us all inspired for my favorite holiday!
It is never too early to start planning for Christmas!  
Today we have Katies from The Crafty Blog Stalker

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be sharing with Fireflies & Jellybeans today!
My name is Katie and I am from The Crafty Blog Stalker
I am completely addicted to the blogging world and I also love crafting.  I love to see all of the beautiful projects out there and then try my hand at that same project but with my own special spin!

 Every year my family does a homemade Christmas ornament exchange.  It is one of my favorite Christmas traditions .  So today, with my hubby's help, I will be sharing a tutorial with you on how to make these beautiful sparkly ornaments.

These are really fun to make and so easy that everyone in the family can join in!
We start off with a clear glass ornament and add about 20 drops of a stamp ink pad reinker.
Roll the ink around until the entire inside of the ornament is well coated.  DO NOT SHAKE, that will create bubbles in the ink so make sure you roll.

After the inside of the ornament is nicely covered then set upside to drain in a cup or jar.
I made an ubber simple funnel using a piece of scrap paper and then poured a couple tablespoons of super fine glitter into the ornament.

You can put on rubber gloves here if you would like so you don't get ink all over your finger.  Now shake shake shake!
Dump out the excess glitter and you have a very pretty, sparkly ornament
We had a lot of fun experimenting with different colored inks and glitters.  We even tried to make an ugly one with green ink and yellow glitter and it turned out be almost gold and very pretty.  Probably one of my favorites! You can see it to the right in the next picture.

Instead of using an ugly wire to hang the ornament, I tied it with a coordinating ribbon and bow.
I love how the lights from the tree bounced off of them.  Just beautiful!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I would love for you to stop by The Crafty Blog Stalker and say Hi!


Blissful & Domestic said...

I love these! So pretty! What a simple and easy project. You could even do this with your kids:>

Christy said...

What a great idea! And probably so much cheaper than buying them like this. :)

{Trulie Scrumptious} said...

those are just fabulous! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us to get started on our Christmas plans!

Tanya said...

So pretty! Love the idea of a handmade ornament exchange.

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