I am excited to take on the challenge of posting ideas for you to use this holiday season for the next 12 days!
Some of these projects you may have seen before here on Create & Babble and some are new. And if you’re new here, they will all be new! So sit back, relax, and pick up some wonderfully creative ideas for you, your family, and your home this Christmas season!
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Here are two of my favorite handmade ornaments from this year and from a Christmas past:
They are super simple to make. The kids can even join in on the fun.
Just grab some clear plastic or glass ornaments and remove the caps.
Fill some squirt bottles with a little bit of Minwax Polycrylic.
Squirt in a few drops of the Minwax Polycrylic and roll the ornament around to coat the inside. I covered then entire ornament for some, and only halfway up on others. Just remember, a little Polycrylic goes a long way.
Next, just pour in the glitter, put your thumb over the opening, then shake. Dump out excess glitter onto a paper plate.
Now glittered ornaments are fine just plain and glittery. But I couldn’t stop there. I enlisted the aid of my trusty Silhouette® Cameo and cut out the work “believe” from some shiny vinyl and also from Silhouette’s printable silver foil. I used the Samantha font with a fancy, scrolly “B”.
Lastly, I applied the vinyl shape onto the ornament with transfer paper.
This ornament is filled halfway with a flaky white and silver glitter . . .
I have to say that the printable foil weeds so easily! And because it’s thicker than vinyl I could remove it from the backing without using transfer paper.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!