Gift Bow Christmas Ornament

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This is a guest post I did over at Tutus and Tea Parties.  You can check it out by clicking here or just keep on reading.  You might want to head on over there afterward at least because this post is part of a series on homemade cutesie ornaments.

This year I have truly come to love and appreciate the simplicity of clear glass and even plastic Christmas ornaments.  Why?  You can fill them with some many fun and festive things!  Think about it for a minute.  Don’t know what to do with your child’s letter to Santa, but you know you’d like to keep it?  Place it in a clear ornament so you can look at it for many Christmas’ to come!  Have extra tinsel lying about?  Try placing a couple of pieces inside a clear ornament.  Unsure of what to do with those beautiful, glittering holiday cards?  Trying cutting them into strips, rolling them up, and placing them inside a clear ornament.  I wasn’t kidding!  There are so many crafty things you can do!

This year what I decided to do was take advantage of some gift bows I found at Michael’s.  Of course, it was one of those impulse buys that you see just before you get to the register.  I just knew I had to try it, and I am so glad I did.  Here is how it worked:

I took a clear plastic (I couldn’t find any glass ornaments) ornament that I also found at Michael’s and paired it with the gift bows.

After removing the stickers from the bottom of the bows I popped off the top to the ornament.  Next, I carefully folded the bows and slid them inside of the ornament.  I paid close attention to the placement of the bows, ensuring that all of the tops were facing outwardly (I didn’t want any unsightly staples to show).  Here is how it turned out:

Do you have any fun ideas of things to place inside clear glass ornaments?  What other fun ornament ideas do you have?  Have you heard about the ornament swap hosted by Tutus & Tea Parties and Robyn’s View?  I am participating, and I think the most fun has been getting to know other participants.  Signups are closed for this year, but it’s certainly something to keep in mind for next year!  Be sure to check back here soon for an update on the swap!



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