Monday, December 26, 2011

Spoon Ornaments

For the past several years, I have participated in an ornament exchange with a group of ladies that I have grown to love.  The only stipulation is that the ornament has to be hand-made.  I found this little ornament on Pinterest and knew this is what I wanted to make for this year's exchange.  They are made out of spoons!  If you would like a tutorial, click here.  These were so fun to make and they took on a life of their own.  I have already started thinking what I could make this coming year!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hand-made Ornaments & Garland


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. 

 You can see another scrabble tile ornament on the right side of this picture.

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!