I have been busy making ornaments this season. My latest ones are made from Scrabble tiles. I drill tiny holes in the top and bottom to do the beading and added a dough ornament at the bottom of the beading. I made the boys' teachers all one with their last name on them.
I made a photo ornament of each boy using their school picture. The frames came from the Dollar Tree. They are not very fancy but I like to see them on the tree. Do you see my garland? It's crocheted with gold jingle bells. I took the yarn to school one day and had my students help me space all the bells in the yarn. Good thing I asked the 9th graders to help me; I don't think my upperclassmen would have been as willing.
When Christmas is over (or when I have a chance - which ever is first), I plan to write the year on the picture frame.
I'm linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend since I had all the supplies on hand to make these ornaments. Of course, I had to have bought them at one point. So, maybe I should say that I just used my stash!
PS - I have had several questions about my Scrabble tiles. I ordered a 100 tiles from Amazon. No Scrabble game was hurt in this process. I will be looking at thrift stores for some more tiles. Secondly, I use a vice to hold the scrabble tile while I drill a hole in the end. I did not want my fingers in the way!