Happy Epiphany Day! Wikipedia has some interesting things to say about it here.
Two or three years ago, I bought these super cute plain wooden Christmas ornaments. I finally got around to decorating them and giving them as Christmas gifts to all the special kiddos in my life.
This first one is for my friend Jillan’s daughter Lillie. I didn’t have an appropriate photo to place in it, but Jillan was excited when Lillie opened it as she gets Lillie a photo ornament each year and she hadn’t gotten one for 2010 yet.
The next one is for Jessica.
This one is for my nephew Cameron. I got a picture of him and Santa from my sister’s blog.
Trevor’s ornament is like Jessica’s ornament. Even though Trevor didn’t like Santa, I thought it important to commemorate the experience with another picture from Sarah’s blog. You might notice that Cameron and Trevor’s Santas are different and that is because she tried multiple times to get a photo without Trevor crying.
My niece Aspen’s photo is not with Santa since she, like Trevor, didn’t like Santa, but Julia didn’t get a commemorative picture. Instead I used a holiday photo Julia posted on her blog. You might notice the photo quality is better with these last two ornaments. There’s two reasons. I took these last two photos on a different day when the sun was shining more. And two, I didn’t think about photographing without the plastic “glass” in the frame of the ornament until I had already wrapped the above four ornaments.
The last ornament is for my nephew Dawson. Even though he is already 10, I hope he doesn’t stop visiting Santa any time soon.
I initially planned to do the snowmen and Christmas trees with glittered cardstock, but after doing one of the snowmen that way, I decided sanding the edges was too much work. On the remaining ornaments, I applied mod podge and glitter. The gemstones are adhered using glossy accents, because I wanted to make sure they stuck.
Stamps: Stampabilites Fun Alpha Upper & Lower (for names); Hero Arts Cleardesign Numbers Two, Zero, and One (for year)
Paint: Apple Barrel Black & White; Folk Art Holly Leaf and Christmas Red; Elmer’s Painters paint pens
Glitter: Art Glitter Kelly (Christmas tree); Stickles Gold (Christmas tree star); Tree House Studio white ultra fine holographic (snowmen);
Embellishments: Recollections Pearl Stickers Black, Orange, Silver, White
Tools: Mod Podge; Glossy Accents
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