I knew if it was on Etsy, someone created it elsewhere...so I searched and I think I found the original blogger who posted it. I might be wrong and please correct me if I am but Christy at ...from glitter to gumdrops posted this idea months ago...so I will give her credit for launching it into the Blogging world. Great idea Christy!
As you know, if I post an idea I always do it for a more reasonable price than the original item. This craft is by far more reasonable to make. I bought the glass ornament from Michaels for 6 balls for $4, I had the ribbon and glitter balls on hand. So for under $0.70, I have a great Christmas gift for my brother's first Christmas with his new wife.
I cut out the beautiful logo they designed for themselves and was stamped on the bottom of their invitation.
I wanted to add a little color and make them a bit more Christmas, so I added some silver and red glitter balls I had on hand from the Dollar store. If you don't have these, you could always add a bit of glitter into the ball.
I tied some shiny red chord around the neck of the ornament and used the same to hang it on the tree. It is much prettier in person with the Christmas lights behind it.
Easy as 1, 2, 3. The entire project took me under 5 minutes and cost under $1.00.
I have yet to decide but I might etch 2011 on the back of the ornament. I will see how ambitious I am closer to Christmas.
Do you see the possibilities with this project like I do?
Side note: I have felt horrible lately because so many of my posts have used my Cricut and I know many of you who read this do not have a electronic cutter. So I promise I will try to make more crafts without the use of my cutter.