10/30/08

Christmas ornaments



You know how Halley's Comet comes around about once every 75 years or so? That is about how often I have an original idea, one of my very own that I didn't kipe from someone else. Don't you feel fortunate? You, yes, you get to witness this rare and beautiful event!

Okay, okay...I really believe that I came up with this one on my own...but I am afraid to google it and find out..break it to me gently if it isn't true, better yet, just let me be blissfully ignorant!

These ornaments will adorn my tree this year. And they were so very easy to make!
You need:
Modge Podge
Diamond Glaze
Alphabet blocks
Decorative Paper
Pictures
Scissors
Straight pin
Eyelet hooks
ribbon
Modge podge your paper and picture to the block. Let it dry.
Screw in the eyelet hook. I also attached my ribbon in this step, but save it until they are all done, otherwise you might drip gooey stuff on and have to cut a new piece.


Apply the Diamond Glaze. If there are little bubbles you can work them out with a straight pin, or just pop them with your fingernail. The glaze looks foggy until it dries.

Let it dry.

Admire your handiwork!

**edited to say**
You can find diamond glaze at Joann.com, or several other online craft stores. I was hard pressed to find it in any store in Spokane or Kennewick. Also, there is something called Ailene's paper glaze that you can get at Michael's. It is similar, but I have never used it.

52 comments:

~Cheevers Family~ said...

Love love love the blocks.....don't love how you pointed out I haven't had a new post since MONDAY!!!! GOODNESS!! You are lucky you are so cute!! (hahaha) Had fun today~

Mod Girl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love these. Good idea, and it looks pretty easy. I'm going to be on the sniff for cheap ABC block because I'm envisioning cute Christmas tree ornaments to give to friends this season.

Amber said...

Those are SO cute! And, no, I've never seen those anywhere else!

Michelle said...

those are SO cute! Love it and will be stealing this idea for gifts!

Amy said...

How cute are those? My mom does a "grandkid" tree. The kiddos could make those and give them to her.

Hmmm-- good idea.

ness said...

love the ornaments-cute idea!
ness

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ps-i've added you to my blog list:)

ness

Carrie said...

So cuuuuuuute!!!

My captcha word verification to comment on this post is "mycoma." How funny is that??

The Keevy Family said...

Very original and cute! I might just have to steal your idea!! :) And I have to say that you are quite ahead of the game to be making Christmas ornaments on Halloween. Way to go!

Vintage Mommy said...

Thanks for bringing these over yesterday! I liked seeing how well the Diamond Glaze looks when it dries. I can't wait to make these for Christmas gifts.

Heather Kate Mattos said...

Yes I did, thanks for checkin in! Love those ornaments...

Tracy @ our Journey said...

That's such a clever idea. I saw a similar one a few weeks ago. instead of using blocks they used measuring cups. They put the pictures on the flat side and tied ribbons to the handles. Sounds goofy, but they were cute. ;o}

Kate said...

Totally adorable! I'll have to give these a try!

Julie said...

Love the idea!!!!
The diamond glaze makes it fancy too.
Thanks for inspiring.
p.s. email me about your purse
joyshopeblog (at) gmail (dot) com
Yay!
Julie

jewelstreet said...

Oh, these are super cute! This would be a great project for my daughter. Now I wonder if I have any blocks laying around.

Valarie said...

I have got to order me some diamond glaze! I can't find it around here. :(

Very cute ornaments by the way. :)

Chris said...

Well, you may not have many original ideas, but this sure was a good one! How cute would this be on a "baby's first Christmas" tree, too? I love it! Thank you for joining the party!

Erin said...

What a cute idea! I think this would be a great idea for a school class to do to give their moms! How creative are you!

Astrid said...

I LOVE THOSE ORNAMENTS! Those are awesome! I think I'm going to try making some...I even have wooden blocks I've been wondering what to do with. :)

Kristin said...

These are super cute!!

Mindy said...

This is such a great idea and I TOTALLY think you came up with it! Thanks for the blog!

Greta said...

Too cute - and my kids have about outgrown playing with their blocks!

Lorie said...

That is so cute! What a great idea!

Nicole said...

Very Cute!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love those ornaments. They are adorable!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How cute are those? I love them! Thanks for sharing.

Mandi said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Tamara Jansen said...

What a great idea!

~Mommy+Me~ said...

These are very cute, I looked at them the other night & then, what do you know? I was looking through the clearence section and found the blocks on clearence for under $2. I'm going to attempt these.
Just out of curiousity, why do you need the diamond glaze?

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

These blocks turned out great. I like Mod Podge too, what a great idea.. I think I would like a little glitter on them somewhere....but I'm stuck on glitter at the moment, don't mind me! Great blog too!
Blessings,
Debbie

~Mommy+Me~ said...

Thanks for answering me back on my other comment. So, will Modge Podge not work on regular photos? I've only used it a few times. Also do you know of anything else similar to diamond glaze?

Katie said...

I love these! They are so cute; great idea!

Stephanie said...

These look great! I can't wait to try them myself.

This Girl loves to Talk said...

oh and I thought I was being original too... I modified a photo block that I saw, but mine was very different to the one on the net.. but unfortunately a little similar to yours :)

here is a link to mine

http://comber-family.blogspot.com/2008/11/second-day-of-christmas.html

Gray Matters said...

Great idea - I think you definitely have an original idea and a great one at that!

Clare said...

Brilliant and so pretty.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Good for you! Cute!

Mam said...

VERY clever! I love wooden alphabet blocks just as the are, anyway. You've done a really cool thing, here.
Nancy

Kelli said...

Oh my...these are the cutest ornaments! What a wonderful idea!
~Kelli

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Super cute idea! I think it is very original. Even so, I think it is perfectly acceptable to come up with an original idea that someone else also came up with. We can't know everything! :-)

Cute idea!

Beckie said...

Love it...and made it. I blogged about it over on http://infarrantlycreative.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Ruby said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing.

jenjen said...

Those ornaments are adorable. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My mom made all 8 of her kids a similar ornament. I treasure mine.

Laura B. said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing, I'll be putting this on my craft list for sure.

Jessica said...

Great Idea!!! And one I am going to copy :)

Rebecca said...

While browsing I stumbled across your ornament idea & just had to tell you how cute it is! I want to totally copy you & use this idea for next years gift to all of the grandparents!

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Lisa said...

LOVE these!! You're brilliant! I opened my big mouth to some fellow moms and now I've been given the task of making 25 of them for my daughter's Kindergarten class! AHHH!! =) I've never even used Mod Podge before! AND, I just went to Michael's and they don't have "Diamond Glaze". Only Diamond Dust. Is it the same?? Also, if I can't find Diamond Glaze, can I put the mod podge OVER the pictures??

Can ya help a mommy out?! =)

THANK YOU!!

Christian said...

Lisa,

I don't know how to reply except on here...I hope you check back!

I don't know anything about Diamond Dust, but I bet the ladies that work there would. I had to order mine online because I just couldn't find any around town.

Sorry I'm not more helpful...but it is a fun project! You won't have any trouble making 25 of them assembly line style!

lisa said...

Christian, thank you SO much!! I don't have my own website/blog, so I was hoping you'd post back!

The ladies at Michaels hadn't heard of Diamond Glaze. I see it on-line. If I don't use the Diamond Glaze, however, do you think I can just use the Mod Podge on TOP of the photos to seal it?

THANK YOU again!

Christian said...

Yes, if you can't find the Diamond Glaze you can just Mod Podge over the top. BUT I would test it out before I did it on a final project. I used an inkjet printer to print my photos and I think the Mod Podge might have smeared the ink if I had done that, not sure, but I wouldn't take any chances if you are making them to give away.